What does a Landscape Architect do?
Landscape architects tend to take on complex projects in which focus on the “big picture” is required. In some cases, plans legally require the involvement of a certified and licensed landscape architect. These instances would include: Designing drainage and land grading plans, planing retaining walls after surpassing a specified height, projects that require permits and special situations such as public lands or protect wetland areas.
What are the priorities of a Landscape Architect?
Landscape architects treat the the property and project as a complete system of working parts, from plants to all aspects of outdoor living space, from organizing and coordinating the planning and building of new landscape features and/or structures such as walls, decks, pools and fireplaces. They also focus on analyzing reports on environmental issues as well as address drainage and energy efficiency, taking on specific measures in the waterproofing of your property, well as ensuring all plans meet the current building codes as well as local and federal ordinances.