Perceptions of the Importance of Plant Materials Knowledge in the Profession of Landscape architecture by practicing landscape architects in the Southeast United States
Brzuszek, F. Robert
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Landscape Architecture
The need for a better understanding in how landscape architects perceive plant knowledge is the reason for conducting this research. In recent years articles have been written regarding the decline in the importance of plant materials knowledge in the profession of landscape architecture. In an attempt to better understand how practicing landscape architects in the southeast United States view their own level of plant knowledge and those of their peers, participants were randomly selected from the southeast United States to complete a mail in survey. A majority of respondents had a positive view of their own plant knowledge but viewed others in the profession negatively. Participants in the study believed stronger instruction in school as well as practical experience was the best way to improve plant knowledge in the profession of landscape architecture.
Stortz, Eric Louis, "Perceptions of the Importance of Plant Materials Knowledge in the Profession of Landscape architecture by practicing landscape architects in the Southeast United States" (2009). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3490.