On the Job
Landscape Architects plan and design outdoor spaces, like parks, recreational areas, gardens, and land subdivisions. They work on residential or industrial sites.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Create graphical representations of structures or landscapes.
- Create maps.
- Design water conservation systems.
- Incorporate green features into the design of structures or facilities.
- Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
- Discuss designs or plans with clients.
- Select project materials.
- Explain project details to the general public.
- Update technical knowledge.
- Prepare detailed work plans.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- High levels of competition.
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