Hello everyone, I hope that someone here can help me with my conundrum. I'm thinking of going back to school for landscape architecture but I'm not sure if it is right for me, and I'm hoping maybe some friendly LA's will reply and help me out.
A little about me and my skills:
A) Anthropolgy major/Art (Photo concentration) minor. Good eye, decent at drawing and tend to improve at it quickly (when I apply myself, lol)
B) I love large scale planning of the environment, especially the interrelation between built and natural - love street trees, urban parks, etc. Love to study maps, cityscapes, take train rides, explore neighborhoods etc. Your typical planning geek in some ways, I guess. (But I'm drawn strongly to design, not so much to policy)
So far, so good, but here's the embarassing part:
C) Below average math skills (Anthro major kep me safe) and a massively brown thumb. Not interested in gardens, or soil, and tend to keep very forgiving houseplants.
Am I hopelessly wrong for this field? I feel like I fall somewhere close to the urban design specialty, but I'm not sure if such a thing exists in LA and while I'm not a conformist, I don't want to feel totally alone in my profession.
Are there any LA's our there who are sensitive to the environment but not the composting/mountain climbing/gardener/naturalist type?
Any advice/help would be gratefully appreciated as this has tormented me for several years now....