Penn State landscape architecture professor authors career guide

October 21, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- Kelleann Foster, associate professor of landscape architecture at Penn State, is author of "Becoming a Landscape Architect - A Guide to Careers in Design," based on her extensive experience teaching professional practice and working on student recruitment issues. Published in September by John Wiley & Sons, it is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sellers.

Along with details that describe the variety inherent in the profession and tips for young professionals embarking on the job search process, the book includes interviews with more than 50 noted professionals and several current graduate and undergraduate students from around the United States. Those interviewed come from all sectors of landscape architectural practice. They share their work and philosophy, why they got into landscape architecture, and what they believe the future holds for the profession, among other issues. Several Penn State alumni are among those interviewed.

The book serves as a resource for high school students interested in the landscape architecture profession, professionals considering a career change and current college students pursuing landscape architecture degrees.

Foster earned a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture at Penn State in 1982 and a master of landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts in 1986. For more information, contact Foster at or 814-865-9511.

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