Landscape architects (NOC 2152)

About this job

Landscape architects:

  • conceive landscape designs, develop contract documents and oversee the construction of landscape development for commercial projects, office complexes, parks, golf courses and residential development
  • work for government environmental and development agencies; landscape consulting firms; architectural and engineering firms, or they are self-employed
Common job titles
  • planner, landscape


Landscape architects perform some or all of the following duties:

  • consult 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
  • carry out environmental design studies, including environmental assessment, planning and the preservation and re-creation of historical sites
  • carry out community and neighbourhood physical planning studies, participate in multidisciplinary urban design studies and prepare design guidelines
  • manage and oversee landscape construction work

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, or an outdoor work environment where the worker is exposed to various weather conditions.

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