Commonly, people would think about trees when anyone was talking about landscape architecture. These presumptions lead to the perception that the work of landscape architecture is planting trees or gardening. As a result, generally, people perceive that landscape architectural students learn how to plant trees nicely in the curriculum of the department of landscape architecture program.
As a matter of fact, what landscape architectural students or eventual landscape architects learn and build their capacity is effectively modifying, improving, developing and restoring physical and biological environment to foster human needs in a sustainable way. In doing so, the thorough understanding of the landscape is essentially required in order to achieve human utilitarian purpose and maintaining and sustaining mutual relationships with the surrounding environment. The thorough understanding means the structures, functions, dynamics of the ecosystem, socio-economic system, and cultural system of the natural and built environment need to be comprehensively analyzed and understood.
Consequently, through trans disciplinary discourse, the eventual landscape architects will be equipped with the breath and the depth of the knowledge of natural and built environment, human dimensions and their interactions and relationships with the ability to design and plan the landscape that effectively and sustainably foster human life and landscape.
– Landscape Architecture, Chulalongkorn University-