Homeland Security Recognizes Landscape Architecture as Vital STEM Discipline: Paving the Way for Resilient Communities and Environmental Solutions

July 19, 2023

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has officially recognized landscape architecture as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline. This prestigious designation acknowledges the significant role landscape architects play in addressing complex environmental challenges and shaping resilient communities. It highlights the rigorous scientific and technical expertise required to create vibrant and sustainable outdoor environments. 

Landscape architects play a crucial role in designing healthy communities, transportation projects, and parks, while also addressing climate challenges and biodiversity. This recognition will advance landscape architecture education and practice, benefiting both the United States and the global community. Landscape architecture programs have been at the forefront of innovative research and technology. 

At Fisher, we are proud to have a talented team of landscape architects who bring their expertise and passion to every project. We applaud their invaluable contributions in creating beautiful, functional, and sustainable spaces that connect people with nature. 

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