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Career Profiles - Dictionary for Architects and Engineers


Landscape Architect


What is a landscape architect?

The landscape architect is responsible for ensuring that greenery grows in parks, playgrounds, private properties and other open spaces and that an aesthetic or representative appearance is created.


When must a landscape architect be involved in the construction?

If larger areas are to be greened, landscape architects develop suitable concepts. They have to consider the use of the building and also plan paths and seating as well as watercourses and fountains. Landscape architects always keep an eye on landscape, animal and plant protection. However, there is no legal obligation to involve landscape architects in construction.


Who do landscape architects work for?

Landscape architects can be commissioned both by homeowners and by companies and public authorities.