The Low Down Landscape Architect

The Evening Standard (London, England), May 20, 2002 | Go to article overview

The Low Down Landscape Architect


The business Put Charlie Dimmock out of your mind. There is much more to landscape architecture than water features and gazebos. And it doesn't involve only the countryside. While architects design buildings, landscape architects design all the bits in between, including town squares, public parks, pedestrian precincts and private gardens. Some specialise in preserving coastline, rescuing derelict sites and restoring disused quarries.

And it is not all about design; landscape architects check soil, research which plants suit which design and make sure the finished product helps the environment and, well, looks nice.

The people Otherwise known as "landscape architects, actually", they constantly suffer from being mixed up with the ordinary type of architect or some sort of gardener.

The ideal landscape architect will have the design skills of Lord Foster and the green fingers of Alan Titchmarsh. Creative and caring in equal degrees, landscape architects are keen on horticulture, good on geomatics (the science of open spaces) and have a good grasp of building skills such as surveying and project management. A lot of the work involves the local community, so good communication skills are important.

The employers Like architects, landscape architects tend to work in small private practices, frequently setting up their own practice when they have enough experience. In addition, they work for local authorities, managing the open spaces in a town, city or tourist spots.They don't work alone; a large amount of their time is spent liaising with architects, engineers, town planners and site workers. Increasingly they take the role of lead consultants and control the development of a large area by managing the work of the other professionals involved.

The requirements To become a qualified landscape architect, you must take a similar route to that of an architect. GCSEs or A-levels, or their equivalents, in subjects such as design, geography, geology, ecology, physics, art and botany would be a good start. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

The Low Down Landscape Architect
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.