Landscape Architect: Designs and plans development of land areas for projects, such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways and parkways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites. Confers with clients, engineering personnel, and architects on overall program. Collects and analyzes data on such site conditions as geographic location; soil, vegetation, and rock features; drainage; and location of structures for preparation of environmental impact report and development of landscaping plans. Architects are typically required to be licensed or registered. Licensing is based on the Landscape Architect Registration Examination sponsored by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.
Prepares site plans, working drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for land development, showing ground contours, vegetation, locations of structures, and such facilities as roads, walks, parking areas, fences, walls, and utilities, coordinating arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures. Visits and analyzes the site during the planning stage site to verify design can be incorporated into the landscape and spends additional time at the site observing or supervising the construction. Inspects construction work in progress to ensure compliance with landscape specifications, to approve quality of materials and work, and to advise client and construction personnel on landscape features. May use computer-assisted design software to prepare project designs and plans. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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