Why I chose to study Landscape Architecture at UTS

Brittany>>>I think it’s such an emerging
market, and there’s such a demand and focus on the environmental sustainability, and there’s
such a move towards sort of larger-scale urban planning, and I think that landscape can offer
some different scales of work. I chose the degree of architecture because
I feel like it’s such an important field that we go into, and there’s such a push today
towards sustainability. Definitely, even just implementing landscape
within architecture, there’s such a high collaboration between the two. Everyone’s a bit overwhelmed with the examples
they give us of previous students. They seem so high-quality and professional
standard, and at first, you’re scared and you don’t think you can produce something
like that. But, with direction and through your tutors,
they definitely help you move past that. You’re made to see what you can produce at
the end of the semester. Recently, we traveled to Paris in France,
and then to Barcelona in Spain, as part of our landscape field trip. We attended the Landscape Architecture Biennial
in Barcelona, and just did some other side trips as well for a couple of weeks. It can be a bit full on, but if you just take
the work piece by piece, and listen to your tutors, use your peers, it’s definitely helpful
in so many different levels to learn what the others learn, because they’ve been through
it, especially because we’re mostly doing the architecture course first year. There’s so many, many different people that
you can talk to about it. In five years, I will most likely just be
finishing my degree, and then I would like to get a job in a firm, just building up my
skills and knowledge base at a lot of different professional scales, so anything from residential
up until urban planning, just building up my base set of knowledge, so that, in the
future, hopefully I can open up my own firm. I’d love to work collaboratively with friends
from architecture, and hopefully that would be a good base for a profession. [Copyright 2015 University of Technology, Sydney] [Featuring work by Brittany Johnston, Huang Xinyue and ASPECT Studios]

[Additional images courtesy of Emma Roden and Anna Zhu]

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