Profession landscape architect

Landscape architects plan and design the construction of gardens and natural spaces. They determine the specifications and distribution of the space. They combine an understanding of the natural space with a sense of aesthetics in order to create a harmonious space.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Green space strategies

    The authority’s vision on how to use its green space. This includes the goals it wants to achieve, the resources, methods, legislative framework, and time needed to meet these goals. 

  • Landscape architecture

    The principles and practices used in the architecture and design of outdoor areas.

  • Zoning codes

    The division of land into zones where various uses and activities are allowed, such as residential, agricultural, and industrial activities. These zones are regulated by legislative procedures and local authorities.

  • Urban planning

    Political and technical process that seeks to design the urban environment and optimize land use by considering various aspects such as infrastructure, water, and green and social spaces.

  • Landscape design

    Understand landscape design and maintenance.

  • Ecology

    The study of how organisms interact and their relation to the ambient environment.

  • Aesthetics

    Set of principles based on which something is appealing and beautiful.

  • Landscape analysis

    The methods of analysis and computation used in the design of outdoor spaces.

  • Architecture regulations

    The regulations, statutes, and legal agreements existing in the European Union in the field of architecture. 

Skills

  • Provide cost benefit analysis reports

    Prepare, compile and communicate reports with broken down cost analysis on the proposal and budget plans of the company. Analyse the financial or social costs and benefits of a project or investment in advance over a given period of time.

  • Integrate measures in architectural designs

    Integrate measurements, taken at sites or included in the project, into the design and drafting of architectural projects. Integrate considerations such as fire safety, acoustics, and building physics.

  • Advise on landscapes

    Give advice on the planning, development and care of new and existing landscapes.

  • Manage landscape design projects

    Make preparations for the development of parks, recreation areas and roadside landscaping. Prepare designs, drawings and specifications for such projects and estimate the costs.

  • Develop architectural plans

    Draft a master plan for building sites and landscape plantings. Prepare detailed development plans and specifications in accordance with applicable laws. Analyse private development plans for their accuracy, appropriateness, and compliance with laws.

  • Design spatial layout of outdoor areas

    Design the spatial layout and functional and architectural appearance of outdoor areas. Integrate green spaces, social spaces, and regulatory aspects in outdoor design.

  • Specify landscape design components

    Create design components and materials which are appropriate to site, purpose and expected usage. Recommend plants and materials suitable to the scheme and within budget.

  • Design landscape schemes

    Design landscaping schemes and create scale models, according to specifications and budget.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

Optional knowledge and skills

use technical drawing software use landscaping service equipment finish project within budget civil engineering horticulture principles follow work schedule use geographic information systems create gis reports operate landscaping equipment flower and plant products coordinate construction activities communicate with local residents zero-energy building design soil structure use cad software landscaping materials energy efficiency create thematic maps plant species use manual draughting techniques historic architecture conduct land surveys carry out tendering promote sustainability energy performance of buildings create new landscape designs build a product's physical model forest conservation liaise with local authorities characteristics of plants provide technical expertise assess environmental impact advise on soil and water protection

Source: Sisyphus ODB