Landscape Architecture encompasses many elements at its core, including industrial design, civil engineering, horticulture, botany, soil sciences, geography, psychology, and fine arts and is utilized in the creation of public parks, residential developments, corporate office developments, university campuses and more.
What Does a Landscape Architect do?
Here at Palm Landscape, we realize that not everyone is aware of what an experienced Landscape Architect does, so in this short blog, we’ll attempt to provide you with an overview of the basic elements of the profession.
- Works on physical structures and external spaces using a combination of ‘hard’ (man-made) and ‘soft’ (natural – planted or existing natural landscape) materials while creating an equilibrium that integrates ecological sustainability.
- Provide the lead in sustainable design projects using their knowledge and experience of design, space management, and creative flair to produce workable design drawings with precise technical specifications ultimately.
- Prepare design impact assessments, conduct environmental assessments and audits, provide expert advice for land use legal inquiries.
Areas where Landscape Architects Work
The fields of activity that a landscape architect can lend his expertise to are wide and varied, some of the more common areas include but are certainly not limited to:
- Sustainable Development
- Urban Design Contributions
- Reservoir, Dam and other Major Industrial Projects
- Public Parks
- Residential and Commercial Developments
- Ecological Design
As previously mentioned, the areas detailed above merely touch the surface of what a landscape architect does as they generally have a part to play in any construction or renovation project where sustainable design is incorporated.
Benefits of the Sustainable Approach to Landscape Design
Aside from the beneficial environmental aspects of landscape architecture, the effect it has on humans also needs to be mentioned. Using commercial premises as an example, people will perform better in an environment that has been thoughtfully designed.
Incorporating greenery into a previously drab concrete jungle effect on the mindset of those who work onsite and perhaps make them feel different as they approach the workplace on a daily basis. If residents can see the effort that the management has gone to in providing a more attractive work environment, they may be more conscious of the environment themselves and ultimately lead to more take-up and indeed more interest in greener ways of working. The aesthetic appeal of sustainable planning and design is another area that certainly needs to be mentioned. An attractive commercial development can also serve to bring in new potential clients, and this is especially relevant for developers who have office space to rent. Another positive aspect of attractive commercial premises is the impression it gives to others who may be attending the premises for business meetings; first impressions significantly do count.
Palm Landscape has helped developers and local authorities in Australia, and the wider Asia Pacific region creates sustainable spaces for both work and leisure. If you’d like any further information on the sustainable landscape design services we offer, please contact us at your convenience.
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