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Landscape Architects - 17-1012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Golf Course Architect
  • Land Planner
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Architect and Planner
  • Landscape Designer
  • Planner
  • Project Landscape Architect
  • Senior Landscape Architect

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Analyze data on conditions such as site location, drainage, or structure location for environmental reports or landscaping plans.
  • Collaborate with architects or related professionals on whole building design to maximize the aesthetic features of structures or surrounding land and to improve energy efficiency.
  • Collaborate with estimators to cost projects, create project plans, or coordinate bids from landscaping contractors.
  • Confer with clients, engineering personnel, or architects on landscape projects.
  • Create landscapes that minimize water consumption such as by incorporating drought-resistant grasses or indigenous plants.
  • Design and integrate rainwater harvesting or gray and reclaimed water systems to conserve water into building or land designs.
  • Develop marketing materials, proposals, or presentation to generate new work opportunities.
  • Develop planting plans to help clients garden productively or to achieve particular aesthetic effects.
  • Identify and select appropriate sustainable materials for use in landscape designs, such as recycled wood or recycled concrete boards for structural elements or recycled tires for playground bedding.
  • Inspect landscape work to ensure compliance with specifications, evaluate quality of materials or work, or advise clients or construction personnel.
  • Inspect proposed sites to identify structural elements of land areas or other important site information, such as soil condition, existing landscaping, or the proximity of water management facilities.
  • Integrate existing land features or landscaping into designs.
  • Manage the work of subcontractors to ensure quality control.
  • Prepare conceptual drawings, graphics, or other visual representations of land areas to show predicted growth or development of land areas over time.
  • Prepare graphic representations or drawings of proposed plans or designs.
  • Prepare site plans, specifications, or cost estimates for land development.
  • Present project plans or designs to public stakeholders, such as government agencies or community groups.
  • Provide follow-up consultations for clients to ensure landscape designs are maturing or developing as planned.
  • Research latest products, technology, or design trends to stay current in the field.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Create graphical representations of structures or landscapes.
  • Create maps.
  • Design water conservation systems.
  • Discuss designs or plans with clients.
  • Explain project details to the general public.
  • Incorporate green features into the design of structures or facilities.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Perform marketing activities.
  • Prepare detailed work plans.
  • Select project materials.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Update technical knowledge.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Landscape Architect