Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Career Outlook

A bright future in a high-demand profession.

Demand for trained landscape architects is high and growing in Arizona and the nation.

Once you graduate with your BLA degree, you can expect to work with allied professionals including architects, ecologists and biologists, historians and anthropologists, civil and structural engineers and urban planners.

Site plan and elevation by landscape architecture student

Significant Projected Demand for Careers in Landscape Architecture

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 14.7 percent increase in the state of Arizona of landscape architects by 2026, more than twice the national average. Despite this growing demand, there is a shortage of qualified graduates entering the profession.

Graduates can design public and private outdoor places but may also specialize in:

  • Construction management
  • Ecological art
  • Environmental consulting
  • Historic preservation and cultural heritage
  • Land development
  • Natural resources conservation and management
  • Project management
  • Site engineering
  • Urban design
  • Urban ecology

Internships, Externships & Career Prep

Students are encouraged to participate in internships and externships to complement their academic experience. They also take a professional practice course and attend CAPLA’s one-of-a-kind, interactive Job Interview Fair, which ensures students are ready when they get the call.

Connect with Professionals in the Community

As a BLA student you’ll tap into the diverse professional, entrepreneurial and technological resources available in our community. For example, interdisciplinary studios co-convened with Bachelor of Architecture students engage with licensed landscape architects and industry leaders to work collaboratively on real-world projects that shape our local built environment.

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