Who hires GSD Landscape Architecture graduates? A look at employers hiring 2016-2018:

  • Alta Planning & Design
  • Continuum Innovation
  • Design Workshop
  • dland studio
  • George Hargreaves
  • Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Landscape Architects
  • Marta Fry Landscape Associates
  • Martha Schwartz Associates
  • Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
  • Oficinaa
  • Olin
  • Perkins & Will
  • Peter Walker
  • Reed Hilderbrand
  • Rios Clemente Hale Studios
  • ROMA Design Group
  • Sasaki Associates
  • Spurr Design Studio
  • Stoss Landscape Urbanism
  • Surfacedesign Inc.
  • SWA Group
  • Toyo Ito and Associates
  • West 8

Which industries hire Landscape Architecture graduates?

  • Landscape architecture, architecture, planning firms
  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Higher education
  • Nonprofit

Licensure and Certification

How do I find Landscape Architecture alumni contacts?

Three sources of alumni contacts (for current students and graduates):

LinkedIn: Join the Harvard GSD group

CREATE: the GSD career management system

Harvard Alumni Directory: (Harvard Alumni Association)

Reality Check

  • Utilize your time here to cultivate relationships within the GSD community:
    alumni; fellow students; faculty; visiting speakers; networking events; GSD Alumni Council events
  • Seek out ways to supplement your academic studies with experience:  involvement with student clubs (across Harvard), summer internship or community service fellowship

Events of special note for Landscape Architecture students

  • Resume Blitz (electronic resume reviews)
  • Developing Your Portfolio Workshop
  • Individual portfolio reviews
  • Virtual Career Fair (summer internship opportunities)
  • Alternative Design Careers Panel
  • Harvard GSD Career Fairs (events)

Take advantage of:

  • Weekly e-newsletter (Career Newsflash)
  • Virtual Career Fair, January
  • (Begin your summer internship search early)
  • Community Service Fellowship Program
    (domestic summer internships & international travel grants)
    apply by November for international travel;
    apply by mid March for domestic summer internships

Additional Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook for Landscape Architects

Your Path to Landscape Architecture from the ASLA