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Landscape architects

OaSIS code 21201.00

Landscape architects conceptualize, design, plan and manage the construction of natural, cultural and built landscape development for commercial projects, office complexes, parks, golf courses and residential development.

Overview

Also known as

  • Landscape architect
  • Senior landscape architect

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Confer with clients to determine design needs
  • Survey and assess designated sites and develop designs taking into consideration landscape features, buildings, climate, future usage and other aspects
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of detailed drawings for sites, including features such as trees, shrubs, gardens, lighting, walkways, patios, decks, benches, fences, retaining walls and fountains
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of site plans, reports, sketches, models, photographs, maps, land use studies, design plans such as landscape grading, drainage or planting, and construction details
  • Estimate costs, prepare specifications and evaluate tenders for landscape construction projects
  • Conduct environmental design studies, including environmental assessment, planning and the preservation and re-creation of historical sites
  • Conduct community and neighbourhood physical planning studies, participate in multidisciplinary urban design studies, prepare design guidelines, and develop master plans
  • May manage and supervise landscape construction work.

Additional information

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Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Architects (21200)
  • Urban and land use planners (21202)
  • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (22114)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

21 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

212 – Professional occupations in applied sciences (except engineering)

Minor group

2120 – Architects, urban planners and land surveyors

Unit group

21201 – Landscape architects

Occupational profile

21201.00 – Landscape architects

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Developing Technical Instructions
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Coworkers
4 - High Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
4 - High Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
4 - High Level
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Architectural and engineering firms
  • Government environmental and development agencies
  • Landscape consulting firms
  • Self-employed

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
5 - Highest Level
Spatial Visualization
5 - Highest Level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level
Verbal Ability
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
4 - High Level
Digital Literacy
4 - High Level
Evaluation
4 - High Level
Management of Financial Resources
4 - High Level
Management of Material Resources
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important