How Landscape Architecture Firms Evaluate Graduates


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To be successful, firms and organizations in landscape architecture need people who are talented and well-trained. Leaders and hiring professionals give DesignIntelligence their perspective on how well recent graduates are prepared for practice generally and in 13 key areas such as site analysis, environmental impacts, design for constructability, and more. They also share the relative importance key factors they look for in graduates to hire, such as knowledge of sustainable design, GPA, study abroad experience, among others.


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Quality of landscape architecture graduates’ preparedness to enter the profession

100%
3%
5%
16%
60%
15%
Very dissatisfied
Dissatisfied
Neither satisfied nor dDissatisfied
Satisfied
Very satisfied


Are landscape architecture students graduating with an adequate understanding of the following?

100%
21%
52%
22%
5%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
38%
47%
13%
2%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
17%
53%
25%
5%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
15%
52%
28%
6%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
17%
53%
22%
8%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
41%
40%
11%
8%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
30%
53%
13%
4%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
16%
59%
18%
7%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
12%
55%
29%
5%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
36%
45%
11%
7%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
17%
50%
28%
5%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
13%
51%
29%
7%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
17%
53%
20%
11%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
7%
39%
50%
4%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure
100%
14%
54%
26%
7%
Inadequate
Adequate
More than adequate
Unsure

What is the importance of the following factors in hiring decisions for a new landscape architecture graduate?

100%
9%
34%
34%
17%
5%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
1%
6%
22%
46%
25%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
1%
9%
21%
37%
31%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
6%
29%
37%
20%
7%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
3%
16%
37%
32%
12%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
2%
16%
35%
36%
11%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
19%
35%
29%
13%
2%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
8%
29%
33%
22%
6%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
12%
25%
27%
9%
27%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
37%
30%
20%
9%
2%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important

What is the importance of the following attributes for a new landscape architecture graduate entering the workplace?

100%
1%
1%
3%
24%
70%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
2%
4%
19%
35%
40%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
2%
4%
19%
35%
40%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
1%
3%
18%
37%
41%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
2%
0%
3%
13%
80%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
1%
4%
18%
37%
41%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important
100%
1%
1%
7%
27%
63%
Not Important
Slightly
Moderately
Important
Very Important