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Landscape Architecture  (a brief description and history)

NOTE:  Coile and Associates, INC is not licensed to practice landscape architecture as a profession in Tennessee or in any other state in the US.  This is for information.

Landscape Architecture has deep historic roots evidenced by the interest in the functional and aesthetic use of outdoor space in ancient societies like Persia, Egypt and Rome.  Moving forward through history the impact of this area of design is difficult to ignore from the elaborate European gardens and estates that stand as living monuments to societies of old to the grand public gardens and parks enjoyed equally by all mankind.

American Landscape Architecture became a recognizable label for the profession when Frederick Law Olmsted (the "father of American Landscape Architecture") created the label that more precisely described the practice in the late 1800's.  Olmsted left a indelible mark on American Society with public space works like Central Park in New York City and the Emerald Necklace in Boston and private works like Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) was formed in 1899 and the profession has grown by leaps and bounds over the one hundred and twelve year history of its professional organization.  We are proud of our membership and participation in ASLA and the opportunities for growth and learning that ASLA provides.


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Last modified: December 02, 2011