A Landscape Architect is a design professional who transforms outdoor spaces. They blend art and science to create aesthetically pleasing and functional environments. These architects plan parks, sports fields, playgrounds, skate parks, hiking trails, gardens, and urban areas, enhancing the beauty and sustainability of our world while connecting people with nature.
What does this job involve?
Designing outdoor spaces and landscapes
Assessing environmental conditions
Creating initial design concepts
Choosing suitable vegetation
Producing Construction Documentation
Developing planting plans, hardscape designs, specifications and details
Integrating eco-friendly practices
Consulting and incorporating feedback
Managing project implementation
How do I get into this career?
To become a landscape architect, you’ll need a degree from a course accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) or a Diploma of Landscape Design. Sourcing work experience while still in school can help you decide if this is the right path for you. An interest in subjects like biology, art, manual arts and basic maths can also be beneficial.