My name is Nick Parker and I am a 4th year student at the University of Georgia pursing a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a minor in Turfgrass Management.
I grew up in Villa Rica, GA, jus West of Atlanta and a stone’s throw from the Alabama state line. Coming from a long line of Georgia Bulldawgs, it was destiny that I would end up in Athens for college,but what I was going to study when I got there was still undecided. It wasn’t until my senior year in high school when I turned over a scorecard on a golf course and saw the words “Landscape Architect: Scott Pool,” that I discovered landscape architecture. I knew what an architect was and it was something I was looking into as a career, but a Landscape Architect? Did this mean I could design golf courses for a living, and maybe get to play them? Yes, but once I got to school and started studying landscape architecture, I soon realized there’s more to it than golf courses. I now know that landscape architects have the ability to change and shape the world we live in and the thought of doing just that, excites me. I look forward to every class day because I learn something new everyday. That’s what’s so great about this major, there’s never a dull moment and after visiting several firms, I know the same is true for the professional world of Landscape Architecture. This isn’t just your normal degree or desk job, it’s so much more than that, and I’m glad I get to be a part of this award-winning program at the University of Georgia.
Landscape Architecture Areas of Interest: New Urbanism, City Planning, Commercial and University Campus Design, Large Scale Residential Design, Golf Course Design, Design-Build
Personal Interests: golf, Georgia Football, Braves Baseball, road trips, music, hunting, fishing, the lake, building things, drawing, meeting new people and learning new things