Landscape architects develop landscape designs and oversee the landscaping of commercial projects, office complexes, parks, golf courses, and residences.
Landscape architects perform some or all of the following duties:
Confer with clients to determine design needs
Survey and assess designated sites and develop designs taking into consideration landscape features, buildings, climate, future usage and other aspects
Prepare or oversee the preparation of detailed drawings for sites, including features such as trees, shrubs, gardens, lighting, walkways, patios, decks, benches, fences, retaining walls and fountains
Prepare or oversee preparation of site plans, reports, sketches, models, photographs, maps, land use studies and design plans
Estimate costs, prepare specifications and evaluate tenders for landscape construction projects
Conduct environmental design studies, including environmental assessment, planning and the preservation and re-creation of historical sites
Conduct community and neighbourhood physical planning studies, participate in multidisciplinary urban design studies and prepare design guidelines
May manage and supervise landscape construction work.
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