2017 Landscape Architects
Median Pay: US$63,810
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Landscape architects design parks and the outdoor spaces of campuses, recreational facilities, private homes, and other open areas.
Duties

Landscape architects typically do the following:

  • Meet with clients, engineers, and building architects to understand the requirements of a project
  • Prepare site plans, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Coordinate the arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures
  • Prepare graphic representations of plans using computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software
  • Select appropriate materials for use in landscape designs
  • Analyze environmental reports on land conditions, such as drainage and energy usage
  • Inspect landscape project progress to ensure that it adheres to plans
  • Seek new work through marketing activities or by giving presentations

Landscape architects design attractive and functional public parks, gardens, playgrounds, residential areas, college campuses, and public spaces. They also plan the locations of buildings, roads, walkways, flowers, shrubs, and trees within these environments. Landscape architects design these areas so that they are not only easy to use but also harmonious with the natural environment.

Landscape architects use several different technologies in their work. For example, using computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software, landscape architects prepare models of their proposed work. They present these models to clients for feedback and then prepare the final look of the project. Many landscape architects also use geographic information systems (GIS) which offer GPS coordinates of different geographical features. This helps landscape architects design different environments by giving them clues on where to start planning and how to anticipate future effects of the landscape, such as rainfall running into a valley.

The goals of landscape architects are to enhance the natural beauty of a space and provide environmental benefits. They may plan the restoration of natural places that were changed by humans or nature, such as wetlands, streams, and mined areas. They may also design "green roofs" or rooftop gardens that can retain storm water, absorb air pollution, and cool buildings while also providing pleasant scenery. Landscape architects also play a role in preserving and restoring historic landscapes. Landscape architects and architects sometimes work together to create historic memorials, such as the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.

Landscape architects who work for government agencies design sites and landscapes for government buildings, parks, and other public lands, as well as plan for landscapes and recreation areas in national parks and forests. In addition, they prepare environmental impact assessments based on proposed construction.

Landscape Architect Intern

Type: Internship
Atkins is one of the worlda€™s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients...
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UX Architect

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Principal EngineerQualification: Science / Engineering graduateResponsibility:Requirements Gathering:Participate in requirement gathering JAD sessions and support documentation where applicable (business, functional, UI, usability, data, compliance, data migration, NFR, 3rd party tools &...
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UX Specialist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
ArchitectQualification: Science / Engineering graduateResponsibility:Technology Consulting:a€¢ Provide data to senior team members during consulting engagements.a€¢ Create documents (eg preconsulting deck, recommendation deck etc) to be used during engagements.a€¢ Analyze technology landscape,...
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Documentum Developer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Principal EngineerQualification: Science / Engineering graduateResponsibility:Requirements Gathering:Participate in requirement gathering JAD sessions and support documentation where applicable (business, functional, UI, usability, data, compliance, data migration, NFR, 3rd party tools &...
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landscape design intern

Type: Internship
Program Objective: Verdance Design Group seeks an enthusiastic future practitionercommitted to gaining practical, educational, relevant, and enjoyable experience in the field ofresidential landscape design.Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is considering a career as a landscape designer ordesign...
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Intern, Project Management - Capital Program

Type: Internship
Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City's diverse people and businesses.Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City's five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.The...
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New York, NY

Salem - Civil & Environmental Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Requisition ID: 20837Job Category: Consulting; Engineering; Environmental; Infrastructure; StudentWith over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly...
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Salem, MA

Planner

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewWe are pleased to announce new opportunities to join our team. With roots extending back to a two-person partnership formed in 1898 Page, Inc. is today one of the most prolific and enduring architectural and engineering practices. A full-service design organization with offices in Houston,...
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College Intern

Type: Internship
Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team...
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San Diego, CA

College Intern

Type: Internship
Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team...
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San Diego, CA

Architectural Intern

Type: Internship
The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn't have to be true? What if our built environment - where we live, learn, play, and conduct business - carried us forward instead?Our Buildings...
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Chandler, AZ

landscape design intern

Type: Internship
Program Objective: Verdance Design Group seeks an enthusiastic future practitionercommitted to gaining practical, educational, relevant, and enjoyable experience in the field ofresidential landscape design.Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is considering a career as a landscape designer ordesign...
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Marketing Intern

Type: Internship
Job Description:Internship opportunities are available, for those working towards a related degree (as per below) in Landscape Architecture. Position is based in Monroe, CT. Housing and relocation assistance are not provided.Interns will be exposed to various aspects of land planning and landscape...
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Student Summer Internship

Type: Internship
A Cuningham Group architecture internship is a great way to step into the professional world and experience firsthand what it is like to be part of a cross-discipline team of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects, collaborating together to shape and design projects in multi-...
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Student Summer Internship

Type: Internship
A Cuningham Group architecture internship is a great way to step into the professional world and experience firsthand what it is like to be part of a cross-discipline team of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects, collaborating together to shape and design projects in multi-...
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Culver City, CA

Student Summer Internship

Type: Internship
A Cuningham Group architecture internship is a great way to step into the professional world and experience firsthand what it is like to be part of a cross-discipline team of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects, collaborating together to shape and design projects in multi-...
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Student Summer Internship

Type: Internship
A Cuningham Group architecture internship is a great way to step into the professional world and experience firsthand what it is like to be part of a cross-discipline team of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects, collaborating together to shape and design projects in multi-...
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Minneapolis, MN

Student Summer Internship

Type: Internship
A Cuningham Group architecture internship is a great way to step into the professional world and experience firsthand what it is like to be part of a cross-discipline team of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects, collaborating together to shape and design projects in multi-...
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Summer Intern (Chicago, Los Angeles and Chicago Offices)

Type: Internship
Summer InternWe're seeking applicants for 12-week paid and full-time summer internship positions in our Chicago, Los Angeles or Kansas City offices. We are looking for students enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's-level Landscape Architecture program. Interns should be passionate...
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Architectural Intern

Type: Internship
LOCATION: San Francisco, CaliforniaJOB DUTIES: Intern to support the firm's Principal and selected Project Managers in architectural design of new buildings, remodels, and special consulting and design assignments. Prepare designs for building exteriors and interiors. Apply knowledge of...
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San Francisco, CA