Careers in Landscape Design

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Transcript Careers in Landscape Design

Careers in the landscape industry
Jaime Gosnell and Dr. Frank Flanders
Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office, to accompany lesson 01.463-1.1
OBJECTIVES
• Identify career choices in the landscape
industry
• Identify educational requirements for
landscape careers
• Outline job responsibilities of landscape
personnel
The professional landscape
industry is one of the largest,
most diverse, and most rapidly
growing industries.
The landscape industry is young.
Many firms are entering the
business. Most have been in
business for less than 10 years.
A young industry with a bright
future is a perfect career
opportunity.
What careers are available in the
landscape and turf grass
industry?
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
• A landscape architect is
a professional trained in
engineering, graphic arts,
and architectural design.
• They are skilled in
designing functional
plans based on the
interrelationship of
people and their
surroundings.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
cont.
• Most states require
landscape architects to
be licensed before they
can practice.
• A college degree in
landscape architecture
is required.
• An apprenticeship and
state licensing exam
are required .
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
• Professionals who are
trained in the art of
design and the science
of growing
horticultural plants.
• They work primarily
with home designs and
small commercial
sites.
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER cont.
• An associates or
bachelors degree in
ornamental
horticulture is
required.
• They are often
employed by
landscape companies
or garden centers.
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR
• Landscape contractors
construct and install the
landscape.
• They work with designers
and landscape architects
to make sure the
landscape is installed
properly.
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR
cont.
• They hire workers or
sub-contractors to
install various parts of
the design.
• This profession may
be learned on the job.
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR
cont.
• As a crew member, they gain practical experience.
• landscape contractors usually receive formal
education in high school or at a community
college or university.
LANDSCAPE SUPERVISOR
• Landscape supervisors
or crew chiefs are
responsible for the
workers which may be
divided into crews.
• They provide
leadership, assign tasks,
and work along side
their crew.
LANDSCAPE CREW
MEMBER
• Crew members perform such tasks as
grading, installing landscapes, installing
plants,mowing grass, fertilizing landscape
plants, pruning, applying pest controls,
planting and weeding flower beds,
removing fallen leaves, cultivating soil, and
applying mulch to landscape beds.
CREW MEMER cont.
• The goals of crew
members is to properly
install the landscape and
to keep the landscape
attractive and functional.
• Members are trained,
usually by their employer,
to do specific types of
work.
There is a wide variety of careers
in the landscape industry.
Career opportunities are
continuing to grow as the
industry is becoming more
diverse and popular.