Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
After facing significant losses during the recession, the Landscape Design industry is finally growing again. As the economy has improved and construction activity has rebounded, demand for industry services has increased, fueling revenue growth since 2012. Because landscape services are discretionary, industry revenue will continue to grow over the next five years alongside improvements in consumer disposable income. Additionally, the industry will benefit from renewed government investment, as infrastructure projects often involve landscape development... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The principal barrier to entry for new industry participants is state registration and licensing requirements. Prospective entrants must qualify through a university-based undergraduate or post-graduate course (typically four-to-five years). They must also work in the industry through internships and residencies for an average of four years before being eligible to take the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. Because registration and licensing requirements vary among states, consultants who seek to practice in states for which they are not licensed may encounter difficulties.
New entrants, despite having internship experience, may also encounter difficulties establishing footholds in the market because they lack a proven capacity or portfolio of prior work... purchase to read more