The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture: A Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Firm

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9780442019648: The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture: A Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Firm

The all-inclusive reference to starting and operating a landscape architecture firm

The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition is completely revised to keep up with the latest developments driving the day-to-day operation of a successful private-practice landscape architecture office. Whether helping a landscape architecture student identify a career track, providing direction on starting a new office, guiding an owner seeking to jumpstart a stagnant or fledgling business, or assisting a landscape architect-in-training study for the national Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE), this single-source blueprint is the key to prospering in this dynamic field. This new edition features:

  • Indispensible information for practicing landscape architects, including professional ethics, finances, office administration, marketing and promotion, and project management
  • An updated look at government regulatory laws, federal tax administration, sustainable design, and LEED certification
  • Strategies for using the Internet, computer software, and technology to market and manage a firm
  • Examples of professional contract templates
  • Case study profiles of landscape architecture firms
  • Requirements for professional registration and criteria for taking the national exam

This comprehensive and practical reference combines real-world experience with the highest professional standards to instruct the reader on business concepts. Expertly organized and easy to follow, The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition continues to be the one source that landscape architects need to direct all facets of their practice.

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The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture A Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Firm by Walter Rogers The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture: A Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Firm is the only book on the market dedicated exclusively to the professional practice and business administration of a private-practice landscape architecture office. Whether you're just starting out, are fine-tuning your practice, or you're a landscape architect-in-training who is studying for the national Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE), this is the single source you need to get started on the road to success. Written by the president of a successful landscape architecture firm, The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture is a comprehensive and practical reference that combines real-world experience with the highest professional standards. Among the many topics covered are:

  • Professional ethics
  • How to finance a private practice
  • Office administration in detail
  • Financial management and accounting
  • State regulation and the legal environment of professional practice
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Project management and record keeping
  • Requirements for professional registration and criteria for taking the national exam
In addition, this hands-on reference contains indispensable templates of contracts that professionals can refer to as examples. Readers also get an inside look at five actual landscape architecture businesses of varying sizes, including the Denver Parks Service Center of the National Parks Service. Each in-depth profile describes the role of the landscape architect in that firm, and provides a nuts-and-bolts profile of the firm's:
  • Mission statement
  • Business history
  • Job descriptions
  • Salaries and benefits
Logically organized and easy to understand, The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture presents information in a clear and concise manner, saving time for the professional. The text also guides the student through new professional practice concepts. Additionally, study assignments at the end of each chapter assist students in applying concepts and reinforcing their own understanding of this dynamic field. The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture is destined to be the one reference that landscape architects turn to for guidance in every aspect of their business practice.

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In The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Walter Rogers offers informed advice on the practice of landscape architecture and everything you need to know about managing a firm in this rewarding field. Written in an easy-to-read style. the book is packed with practical how-to information, including:

  • A history of the profession, as well as information on professional societies and ethics:
  • Private and public clients and projects:
  • Case studies of large, small, corporate, and multi-disciplinary firms:
  • Professional-practice relationships with owners, allied professionals, contractors, and the public:
  • Fund-raising and financing a firm:
  • Financial accounting and software:
  • Business administration and record keeping, including insurance, payroll administration, and employer's tax administration:
  • Marketing and promotion:
  • Contracts with clients, allied professionals, and employees:
  • Project management;
  • Business and personal law, including government regulatory laws and agencies; and
  • A sample construction services manual.

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Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold (1996)
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