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Career and Education Opportunities for Landscape Architects

In general, landscape architects plan and design land areas for such projects as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Landscape Architect career.

STATES WITH Landscape Architect OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Architecture

JOB DESCRIPTION: Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Landscape architects talk with clients and architects on overall programs. They also ready site plans and cost estimates for land development, coordinating arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures. Equally important, landscape architects have to seek new work opportunities through marketing, writing proposals or giving presentations. They are often called upon to inspect landscape work to insure adherence to specifications, approve quality of materials and work, and advise client and construction personnel. They are expected to ready graphic representations and drawings of proposed plans and designs. Finally, landscape architects compile and analyze data on conditions such as location and location of structures for environmental reports and landscaping plans.

Every day, landscape architects are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they read and understand documents and reports.