Landscape Architect Listed Among Best Career Choices for 2010

According to a recent article in U.S. News and World Report, one of the 50 best career choices for the year of 2010 is Landscape Architect. With an average salary of almost $60,000 USD, good opportunities for advancement, and a chance to avoid a career behind the desk, we at Norsteel Buildings could see why this would be sited as a popular career.

So what exactly does a Landscape Architect do? Well according to the same article in U.S. News and World Report, if you are a Landscape Architect here is what you will do:

“You’ll work with architects and engineers from the start of a project to determine the best placement for buildings, driveways, roads, and sidewalks, as well as the best areas for fountains, flowers, shrubs, and trees. Environmental conservation and restoration play an increasingly important role in landscape architecture, so you may find yourself working with environmental scientists or foresters when planning a site. While you’ll spend lots of time focused on your client’s wants and needs, you’ll also have to ensure that the project is in line with government regulations. While working on site plans, you may also be responsible for sketches, models, video simulations of the finished site, photographs, and cost estimates of the work. You might work on wetlands restoration, college campuses, or shopping centers.”

Landscape Architects are becoming increasingly present and influential in the field of commercial building. As building green is increasingly becoming more present and new green industry standards are implemented, Landscape Architects have a lot on their plates. To learn more about this exciting career, visit this Wikipedia page or the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects website.

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1 Response to “Landscape Architect Listed Among Best Career Choices for 2010”


  1. 1 miracleplaysystems March 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Landscape architects play a crucial role in my field in terms of the development of parks, water play areas, church recreation sites, and many more locations that need good minds able to see how the landscape will be best engineered for human use while keeping in mind good environmental practices and sustainability. We work with landscape architects often here at Miracle Playsystems and have found that they are a great asset in leading us to the right playground, recreation, or playscape design that best fits a site’s essence. It is easy to see why this is such a fast growing field in today’s climate.


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