Landscape Architect

As a landscape architect, you plan and design land areas for projects such as open space networks, parks, school institutions, roads, external areas for all building types. You may also work on land subdivisions. 

Landscape architects compile and analyse site and community data about geographical and ecological features, landforms, soils, vegetation, site hydrology, visual characteristics and human-made structures. This information helps to formulate land use and development recommendations and prepare environmental impact statements. 



  • Outdoor work 
  • Professional role 
  • Influence environmental sustainability 

A typical day may involve:

  • consulting with professionals and clients about external area designs, costs and construction
  • preparing reports, site plans, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates for land development (showing location and details of proposals, including ground modelling, structures, vegetation and access)
  • inspecting work in progress for compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards

It helps to be good at:

  • creative and technical design
  • communicating clearly
  • using design software
  • planning and managing projects
  • attention to detail

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture


  • Bachelor of Design 

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction (commercial, industrial and residential)
  •  Government 

Related Roles

  • Architect 

  • Landscape gardener 

  • Building labourer


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