Landscape Architects


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-2.4% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Landscape Architects Do

Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

Other Job Titles Landscape Architects May Have

AP BD+C (Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction), Architect, Golf Course Architect, Land Planner, Landscape Architect, Landscape Designer, Landscape Planner, Park Planner, Planner, Professional Landscape Architect (PLA)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Landscape Architect ,

Terry Design, Inc.

I get my kids to school. I set my assistant up with her work for the day. We run through the active projects and deadlines. I go out to a jobsite to layout plants and check in with contractors. I make phone calls and emails. I work on project design. I source materials for jobs. I work with my assistant on SketchUp models. I review CAD plans. I review project bids. I taxi kids to practices. I make dinner. I work on design at night, when everything is quiet and I can finally think creatively.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare graphic representations or drawings of proposed plans or designs.
  • Integrate existing land features or landscaping into designs.
  • Confer with clients, engineering personnel, or architects on landscape projects.
  • Inspect landscape work to ensure compliance with specifications, evaluate quality of materials or work, or advise clients or construction personnel.
  • Analyze data on conditions such as site location, drainage, or structure location for environmental reports or landscaping plans.

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