Landscape Architects

(NOC 2152)

Career Description

Landscape architects develop landscape designs and oversee the landscaping of commercial projects, office complexes, parks, golf courses, and residences.

Duties May Include

Landscape architects perform some or all of the following duties:

Confer with clients to determine design needs

Survey and assess designated sites and develop designs taking into consideration landscape features, buildings, climate, future usage and other aspects

Prepare or oversee the preparation of detailed drawings for sites, including features such as trees, shrubs, gardens, lighting, walkways, patios, decks, benches, fences, retaining walls and fountains

Prepare or oversee preparation of site plans, reports, sketches, models, photographs, maps, land use studies and design plans

Estimate costs, prepare specifications and evaluate tenders for landscape construction projects

Conduct environmental design studies, including environmental assessment, planning and the preservation and re-creation of historical sites

Conduct community and neighbourhood physical planning studies, participate in multidisciplinary urban design studies and prepare design guidelines

May manage and supervise landscape construction work.

Examples of Titles

Architect, Landscape
Landscape Architect
Landscape Planner

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Planning (urban planning) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Landscape Architectural Technology Diploma
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University of East London - Graduate Programs
London, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Professional Landscape Architecture Master
Professional Landscape Architecture with Conversion Master
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Modified on May 19, 2012