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Landscape architect

Landscape architects plan, design, create and manage the landscapes we live and work in.

Potential salary
£20,000 to £45,000
Working hours
38 to 40 a week
  • design skills and knowledge
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • customer service skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • maths knowledge
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties might include:

  • meeting with clients to discuss their needs
  • surveying sites to look at existing plant and animal life, and natural resources
  • getting the views of local residents, businesses and other people who use the site
  • using CAD packages to draw up ideas for clients to choose from
  • presenting your design ideas to clients
  • drawing up contracts and managing the tendering process for contractors
  • writing reports and environmental impact assessments
  • giving evidence to public enquiries
  • monitoring the progress of projects

You may need to wear protective clothing.

You could work at a client's business or at a client's home.

Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers and you'll travel often.

With experience, you could move on to a supervisory or management position, become a partner in a private practice, or set up your own practice.

You could also take a teaching qualification and become a lecturer in landscape architecture at a university.

You'll find out more about how to train as a landscape architect from the Landscape Institute.

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