What exactly does a landscape architect do? And how do they differ from a landscape designer?

I’ve searched the internet and there’s not really a definite answer, so hopefully someone with experience, knowledge or an interest in the area can help me.

4 Comments on “What exactly does a landscape architect do? And how do they differ from a landscape designer?

  1. A landscape architect is a college trained landscape designer who can promote themselves as a landscape architect. Anyone can call themselves a landscape designer, there’s no law against it. With a landscape architect you know you’re getting a trained professional. With a landscape designer you do not know what you’re getting.

  2. A Landscape Architect is a person involved in the planning, design and sometimes direction of a landscape, garden, or distinct space. The professional practice is known as Landscape Architecture.

    The term landscape architect is sometimes used to refer to those who are not officially qualified or designated as landscape architects such as landscape gardeners, landscape designers, architects, surveyors or engineers, probably because this is a relatively recent profession in terms of licensing.

  3. A landscape architect has more formal education than a landscape designer. The titles may overlap but that is the technical difference.
    I got an AS degree in Ornamental Horticulture and at the time thought of going into landscape design. The architecture teacher I had at the Junior College sucked so I changed my mind.

  4. http://answers.yahoo.com/search/search_result;_ylt=AvvXzPusfvDSflS2dmdMNpCB6xR.;_ylv=3?p=landscape+architect&submit-go=%3CSPAN%3E%3CSPAN%3E%3CSPAN%3E%3CSPAN%3ESearch+Y%21+Answers%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E&submit-go=%3CSPAN%3E%3CSPAN%3E%3CSPAN%3E%3CSPAN%3ESearch+Y%21+Answers%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E

    seems you must go to college to get the degree to be an architect
    landscape designers don’t
    I am someone with experience, knowledge or an interest in the area… I DO design….shi tter enuff ferya?….

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