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Landscape Architects
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 127

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $38.62 - $53.85

Typical Annual Salary: $80,300 - $112,000

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Confer with clients, engineering personnel, or architects on landscape projects.
  • Prepare site plans, specifications, or cost estimates for land development.
  • Develop marketing materials, proposals, or presentation to generate new work opportunities.
  • Analyze data on conditions such as site location, drainage, or structure location for environmental reports or landscaping plans.
  • Inspect landscape work to ensure compliance with specifications, evaluate quality of materials or work, or advise clients or construction personnel.
  • Prepare graphic representations or drawings of proposed plans or designs.
  • Present project plans or designs to public stakeholders, such as government agencies or community groups.
  • Integrate existing land features or landscaping into designs.
  • Manage the work completed by subcontractors to ensure quality control.
  • Create landscapes that minimize water consumption such as by incorporating drought-resistant grasses or indigenous plants.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners

Technology:
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Office suite software
  • Video creation and editing software

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