Question:

Can an architect become a landscape architect?

4 August, 2021 Carl Grumbles 4

Answers (4):

  • AUTHOR: DIEGO MOTE
    7 August, 2021

    Yes, architects can become landscape architects. Few people are actually solely devoted to being a landscape architect. Due largely to the specialized nature of this field, landscapers often find their way into many different related fields including botany, architecture and even civil engineering. Landscape design becomes an important part of an architect's job as well as the engineer's plans for buildings. In order for someone to be an expert in all these different disciplines, it is usually necessary for them to obtain formal training in each discipline through undergraduate or graduate school before being hired by a company or agency that will require them to develop their expertise.

  • AUTHOR: STEVEN REDNER
    7 August, 2021

    Yes, but it's a difficult path. Becoming an architect requires four years of undergraduate study in architecture, in addition to passing the architectural licensing examination and a five-day internship (which lasts at least 25 days). However, becoming a landscape architect can be done by gaining experience and education in design from either 2-3 years as an intern or trainee under an accredited landscape firm or 15 total work hours on plant materials or installation. Design academics are still best obtained through the Architectural department of various universities.

  • AUTHOR: DOUGLAS KUCERA
    7 August, 2021

    Yes. As long as they have the qualifications to practise in both disciplines anyone has the right to do one and then switch to another if they want so. One can train to become an interior designer, getting a BA in Interior Design. They will then be able to use that knowledge and those skills throughout their career designing the inside of buildings as well as the outside of buildings or any other space. The education is a valuable asset no matter what they work on, which includes residential projects for homeowners, commercial retail spaces, institutional environments such as educational facilities or healthcare spaces like medical offices - just about anything.

  • AUTHOR: JASON STOVAL
    7 August, 2021

    You can find many definitions for the word "architect". This shows that it is understood to mean person who designs and plans buildings. However, the words architect and landscape architect are not interchangeable (at least in a professional standpoint). The term architect tends to refer more specifically to structures involving vertical space (i.e., buildings), while landscape architects work on parts of architecture which take place outside of buildings – such like site development, garden design, or public realm design/masking. Architects have traditionally been the people to design buildings, bridges, parks etc., but what these days we call landscape architects (or sometimes environmental designers) - all of them would be different types of architects working at different levels within their field.