Monday, November 23, 2015

Thailand Landscape Architects (part 1 of 2)

Landscape architects play a vital role in urban and rural development all over the world. Thailand has also contributed qualified landscape architects to the world Landscape architects in Thailand offer valuable designs and plans for various work settings. Landscape architecture has been recognized as distinct profession like medicine, engineering etc in Thailand.

Those who want to practice as landscape architect in Thailand needs to complete the Bachelor degree in landscape architecture approved by the ministry of University affair. The Chulalongkorn University was the only University in Thailand teaching landscape architecture course for 5 years. But now Thammasart University has also started the Bachelor degree in landscape architecture in Thailand. There are around 100 new landscape architects in Thailand every year.

There are more than 30 Thailand landscape architect firms most of them located in Bangkok. More than 80 freelance landscape architects are working in the small landscape architecture firms. While other landscape architects join in International landscape architecture firms. Nearly one third of the students of Bachelor degree in landscape architecture wish to go to other countries for practical training like Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and USA etc. Thailand landscape architects need to obtain license from the Board of architects.

Thai association of landscape architect plays an important role in developing acceptable professional standards in the field of landscape architecture. Thailand landscape architects engage in some mega projects like designing highways, mass transit system, airport and number of renovation projects in the country. The large scale projects like Royal Flora expo in Chiangmai and Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International airport are perfect examples of landscape architecture development in Thailand.

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