The U.S. Landscape Counseling and Planning Industry consists of establishments providing a multitude of services relating to landscape design and stewardship. Such consultancies engage clients with respect to landscape analysis, design, construction and management of natural and built locales. The industry’s customers include commercial, residential, and governmental entities.
Commercial entities hire landscape architects to work on large-scale projects such as shopping malls, golf courses, and resorts. On a smaller scale, commercial entities employs landscape architects for the design of water features, gardens, employee-areas and historic preservation and restoration. Governmental projects include parks, monuments, urban design, transportation facilities, academic campuses, reclamation and conservation projects. Residential projects represent one-quarter of the work performed by landscape architects, as owners strive to enhance their outdoor spaces.