- Awards and Recognition
- Annual Reports
- Barrier Aesthetics
- Blue Star Memorial Highways
- Classified Landscaped Freeways
- Community Identification
- Context Sensitive Solutions
- Erosion Control Toolbox
- Gateway Monuments
- Highway Planting
- Mission Bells
- Nonstandard Specification Info
- Policy, Manuals and Procedures
- Roadside Toolbox
- Safety Roadside Rest Area System
- Scenic Highways
- Standard Specifications and Plans
- Transportation Art
- Visual Impact Assessment Outlines
- Visual Impact Assessment Training
- Water Conservation
Welcome to the Landscape Architecture Program
- The California State Legislature recently passed a formal resolution graciously sponsored by the Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez, recognizing April as National Landscape Architecture month. The resolution "recognizes the legacy of Landscape Architects [in the public and private section] in shaping and protecting California landscapes," for the purpose of landscape preservation, development and enhancement. April 26 has been selected historically as the day for public outreach for the profession, as it is the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), the father of landscape architecture, designer of New York City’s Central Park, and founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1899.
- Corby Kilmer, Landscape Architect in Caltrans District 5 was the project manager for the recently completed Shandon Safety Roadside Rest Area which was selected as one of three exemplary CSS Case Study Projects.
- Caltrans District 5 Landscape Architect Corby Kilmer Wins PECG's 2012 Professional Achievement Award Caltrans Landscape Architect Corby Kilmer (pictured 2nd from left) was honored with the Professional Achievement Award at PECG’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on September 15, 2012.
- Caltrans District 4 Landscape Architecture office receives 2012 Excellence in Transportation Award for Hunter Hill Safety Roadside Rest Area The District 4 Office of Landscape Architecture lead the Project Development Team that included internal and external stakeholders including Transportation Architecture and private consultants.
- An Introduction to Caltrans Landscape Architecture provides a comprehensive look at the roles and responsibilities of Transportation Landscape Architecture at Caltrans. Whether you are an experienced Caltrans employee, a new hire, or someone considering a future job with Caltrans Landscape Architecture, this site provides a broad understanding about what landscape architects do at Caltrans.
- Highway Planting and Irrigation - Highway planting is placed for aesthetic, safety, environmental mitigation, water pollution prevention and erosion control purposes. This link provides information on planting programs, policies and philosophy.
- Roadside Management - Roadside management includes developing strategies to control weeds, meet herbicide reduction goals, improve traveler and worker safety, and use native California grasses.
- Standards, Policy and Procedures - The place to go to find Standard Specifications, Standard Special Provisions, Standard Plans, Policy and Procedures for Caltrans Landscape Architecture work.
- Scenic Highways - The purpose of California's Scenic Highway Program is to ensure the protection of highway corridors that reflect the State's natural scenic beauty.
- Safety Rest Area System Planning and Design - Safety roadside rest areas provide safe stopping opportunities for travelers to stretch, use free rest rooms, get a drink of water, make telephone calls, exercise their pets and other activities.
- Context Sensitive Solutions - Context sensitive solutions is an approach to transportation design that places preservation of historic, aesthetic, scenic, natural environment, and other community values on an equal basis with transportation safety, mobility, economics, and maintenance.
- Highway Barrier Aesthetics - We assist the Department in researching innovative solutions for roadside design. Research has led to new and safe aesthetic treatments to concrete barriers.
- Gateway Monuments - A Gateway Monument is defined as any freestanding structure or sign, non-integral or non-required highway feature that will communicate the name of a city, county or township.
- Transportation Art - Transportation art is defined as authorized artwork created, constructed, or painted on structures and on or in other facilities of spaces that are within the transportation right of way.
- Blue Star Memorial Highways - Blue Star Memorial Highways pay tribute to the nations armed forces. Caltrans cooperates with the California Garden Clubs, Inc. in erecting appropriate markers along highways.
- Research - The purpose of the Landscape Architecture Program (LAP) research program is to advance Landscape Architecture professional practices and knowledge by researching and implementing state-of-the-art technologies and methodology that respond to and exceed Districts and other stakeholders' needs and expectations.
- Classified Landscaped Freeways - Classified Landscaped Freeways meet the landscaping criteria of the Outdoor Advertising Regulations and are used in the control of outdoor advertising displays along freeways.