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Landscape Architect (2098b9b0f070)
Creating plans, designs and drawings using computer-aided design programs Surveying sites Advising on matters to do with environmental conservation Discussing requirements with clients Writing reports Producing contracts and estimated costs Presenting proposals to clients for approval and agreeing time-scales Overseeing projects as they progress Seeking the opinions of locals, business and others who use the site Liaising with other professionals such as architects, surveyors, town planners and civil engineers. Landscape contractors normally undertake actual construction or maintenance work, with landscape architects or landscape designers retaining responsibility for the designs, overseeing the project and monitoring progress. Landscape architects normally work in an office and travel to sites as needed. Within landscape architecture, it is possible to specialise in design, management, science, planning or urban design. Some will develop more scientific expertise in areas such as trees, water mammals or soil, for example.