Landscape Architects

Landscape architects plan and design land areas for projects such as parks, schools, hospitals, roads, malls, plazas, sports complexes, holiday resorts, hotel complexes, shopping centres, airports, housing subdivisions, national parks playgrounds and commercial, industrial and residential sites.

Landscape Architecture combines creative design with a knowledge of materials and techniques used in landscape construction and engineering and an understanding of natural and social systems. Landscape architects can work independently or with other professionals such as architects, engineers and town planners.

Landscape Architects may specialise in projects or services including:

  • parks,
  • playgrounds,
  • roads, or
  • public housing
  • regional planning and resource management,
  • site selection,
  • cost studies, or
  • site construction.

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Personal Requirements

  • analytical and planning ability
  • an interest in design
  • creative flair
  • good communication skills
  • an interest in the natural environment.

Education and Training

The minimum requirement for professional entry to this occupation is the completion of an accredited degree course in landscape architecture.

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture



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