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Landscape Architecture Professional Practice

Landscape Architecture Professional Practice is a bibliographic research guide to UC Berkeley resources in the practice of landscape architecture. The intended audience is both UC Berkeley landscape architecture students and landscape architecture practitioners. Coverage includes general professional information, strategic research materials, and the practice of landscape architecture.

The Profession
General Practice
Ethics
Exams & Licensing
Jobs
Marketing
Competitions & Awards
Organizations
Research
Quick Facts
Topical Research Guides
Finding Books+
Finding Journal Articles+
Campus Libraries
Practice
Design
Site Planning
Details & Graphics
Construction & Materials
Product Specifications & Trade Literature
Cost Data
Regulatory Environment
Standards

UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked UCB Only or UC Only by using the Library's off-campus access services. For additional assistance consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff.

Compiled by Deborah Sommer. Content reviewed: June 2010

The Profession General Practice | Code of Ethics | Exams & Licensing | Jobs | Marketing

General Practice

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Code of Ethics
Exams & Licensing

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Jobs
Marketing

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Competitions & Awards

To find information on specific awards and competitions, search the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals. Note also that professional journals sometimes regularly list open competitions, e.g., Topos, or feature award-winning projects, e.g., Urban Land.

Organizations

For a more extensive list of professional organizations, see Landscape Architecture Online.

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Research Quick Facts | Topical Research Guides | Finding Books | Finding Articles | Campus Libraries

Here are some tools to find additional information about landscape professional practice, especially landscape architecture construction.

Quick Facts For a guide to additional landscape architecture reference sources, see Landscape Architecture Reference Sources.

Topical Research Guides

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Finding Books

Here are some selected subject terms which you can use to search for subjects in the library catalogs, and which may also be helpful in searching periodical indexes. Search for names of specific building materials or specific types of garden structures, e.g.: Arcades (Architecture); try combining terms, e.g.: landscape gardening AND streets. Most of these headings can be modified with addition of some useful stock phrases, e.g.: Case studies; Design & construction; Environmental aspects; Handbooks, manuals; Standards.

Construction Materials:
Bricks
Building, Iron and steel
Building materials
Building stone
Building stones
Building, Terra-cotta
Building, Wooden
Concrete
Green products
Metal-work
Stone in landscape gardening
Tiles
Wood
Wood waste--Recycling
 
Construction Methods:
Architectural drawing--Detailing
Architecture--Details
Building
Building sites, Planning
Construction industry--Standards
Landscape architecture
Landscape architecture--Standards
Landscape construction--Standards
Landscape gardening
Structural design
Landscape Structures:
Arbors
Art metal-work
Awnings
Benches
Bus stops
Constructed wetlands
Fences
Follies (Architecture)
Fountains
Furniture
Garden lighting
Garden ornaments and furniture
Garden structures
Gates
Hand-railing
Lampposts
Landscape architecture for the physically handicapped
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor lighting
Paths
Patios
Pavements, Brick
Pergolas
Playgrounds
Ponds
Ramps (Walkways)
Recreation areas
Retaining walls
Roadside rest areas
Sanitary landfills
Signs and signboards
Staircases
Stairs
Stormwater retention basins
Street furniture
Street lamps
Street lighting
Streets--Accessories
Swimming pools
Trellises
Walls

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Finding Journal Articles

In addition to the indexes listed here, many useful general databases can be usedto locate articles in a variety of both popular and scholarly journals, as well as newspapers; see The Library's home page for lists of indexes available on the web and cd-rom; under Find Information select Articles. Note that prior to the 1980s most indexes are available in print only. See also Landscape Architecture Indexes & Abstracts for a list of journal article indexes for landscape architecture.

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Practice Design | Site Planning & Furnishings | Details & Graphics | Construction & Materials | Product Specifications & Trade Literature | Cost Data | Regulatory Environment | Standards

Design
Site Planning & Furnishings

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Details & Graphics See the section on Standards for graphic standards.

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Construction & Materials

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Product Specifications & Trade Literature

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Cost Data
The Regulatory Environment

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Standards

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Campus Libraries

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