What does a Landscape Architect do?

As a Landscape Architect you will create landscapes, plan and design based on client. You will collaborate with other professionals on a wide range of project from parks, gardens, housing and industrial complexes and individual homes. You will use GIS, CAD and other design applications to create aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sounds plans.

You could be an ideal candidate if you have a master's degree in landscape architecture and hold a license as required by the state with 3 years of experience in a similar role. You must be creative and resourceful to fulfill customer needs and be highly skilled in presenting proposed plans.

What responsibilities are common for Landscape Architect jobs?
  • Apply marketing skills to develop clients
  • Meet with clients, builders, engineers and landscapers to explain project goals
  • Prepare site plans, specifications and estimates
  • Use CAD to develop graphic representation of project
  • Develop vendor relationships to achieve pricing goals
  • Select materials based on client desire, budget and climate parameters
  • Conduct on-site inspections to assure adherence to final plan
  • Research and analyze environmental reports on land conditions
What are the typical qualifications for Landscape Architect jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, required
  • Licensed as required by the state
  • Must be creative and resourceful to fulfill customer needs within budget and climate parameters
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience with CAD
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with computer aided design and drafting
  • Familiarity with GIS
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Landscape Architect Salaries

Average Base Pay

€37,451 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €37K
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Landscape Architect Career Path

Learn how to become a Landscape Architect, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Landscape Architect
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Landscape Architect Insights

Read what Landscape Architect professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Exterior Design Landscape
Landscape Designer
26 Feb 2021

“There is a lot of opportunity for upward mobility if you have a good work ethic and know your job.”

Spiezle Architectural GroupSpiezle Architectural Group
Senior Landscape Designer
8 Jun 2021

“It was a great way to end the year and get ready for another year of projects.”

Terrain Studio
Landscape Designer
30 May 2022

“This is a pro if you are looking for lots of experience and to accelerate your career.”

State of UtahState of Utah
Landscape Architect
16 Mar 2021

“Great work and life balance”

Landscape Architect
2 Feb 2021

“Good projects and a nice team”

Concertus Design and Property ConsultantsConcertus Design and Property Consultants
Assistant Landscape Architect
11 Jan 2022

“Wide range of projects and plenty of opportunity for career development.”

Southwestern College (California)Southwestern College (California)
Landscape Architect
15 Jan 2021

“Freedom to develop relevant curriculum and good administrative support.”

SWT DesignSWT Design
Landscape Architect
5 Mar 2022

“Good training and introduction to landscape architecture.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Landscape Architect

When working as a Landscape Architect, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Rendering, Indesign and Arcview.

The most similar professions to Landscape Architect are:
  • Project Architect
  • Architectural Designer
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter

The most common qualifications to become a Landscape Architect is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

Related Careers

Project Architect
38% skills overlap
Architectural Designer
38% skills overlap
No skills overlap
Architectural Drafter
13% skills overlap

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