What's the difference between a landscape architect and a landscape artist? The former takes care of the science, while the latter handles the art. Well, not quite. Art is as much part of both landscape architecture and design, but the people handling the job are distinguished based on their academic levels and licensing.
For an individual to qualify as a landscape architect, they must have a bachelor’s or master's degree in landscape architecture and has a state license that will authorize them to design and work on landscape projects. Without the state license, an individual only falls in the category of a landscape designer.
Landscape architecture aims to achieve environmental, aesthetic and social behavior enhancements through the design of outdoor public areas, structures, and landmarks. Before any landscape design is made, there must be a systematic investigation of existing soil, social, and ecological conditions which will influence the landscape process and the need for design interventions to produce the desired outcome.
Some of the most famous examples of landscape architecture in the Western world are the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London, the Stourhead in Wiltshire, England, and the Orangery at the Palace of Versailles, located just outside of Paris.
As a multi-disciplinary field, the scope of landscape architecture includes landscape design, parks and recreation planning, environmental restoration, storm water management, green infrastructure planning and provision, and private estate and residence landscape master planning and design. Project scope is often large scale and incorporates aspects of fine arts, industrial design, architecture, botany, horticulture, soil sciences, geography, ecology and environmental psychology.
If what you need is landscape architecture, Cad Crowd can provide you the expertise necessary to complete the project. We have a community of freelance landscape architects with extensive skills and knowledge that allow them to provide services other than landscape architect services. Some of them can also handle jobs that require skills in architectural detailing and drafting, CAD drafting, architectural models, building architecture and architectural drafting.
We will connect you with pre-qualified and vetted freelancers with software knowledge that may extend to Adobe Illustrator, 3ds Max, ArchiCAD, Rhinoceros, Lumion, and AutoCAD. This means you get more from the professional that you hire.
If you prefer to choose a freelance landscape architect on your own, check out the member profiles on this page and examine each one carefully. Once you’ve chosen an individual or the people you want on your team, you can click the Hire button on their profile to get in touch with them. Whoever you hire, Cad Crowd ensures high-quality skills and talent that you can tap into.