One statement is made to all college students interested in the architecture or landscape architecture profession. That is that they will learn more in the first month of real experience on the job during an internship or their first year out of school that they learn in an entire year during college. True statement, the amount that you can learn in real situations, with real clients and real mentors is incredible.
Every office has a unique niche of expertise. I experienced working for three different landscape architecture/planning offices, each very different from each other. Perhaps, this broad knowledge has given me my unique outlook on projects and the ability to be versatile in the profession of landscape architecture.
Last fall, I was asked to be an expert witness for a landscape architecture firm who was the defendant in a lawsuit which claimed negligence against the company. Initially, I was admittedly hesitant as this was something that was foreign to me.
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