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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Landscape Architect

Landscape architects work in teams of town planners, architects, engineers and surveyors to plan, design and manage the landscape around us.

Planning our towns and cities
Planning our towns and cities

The work of a landscape architect tends to cover both urban and rural areas, creating environments for people to enjoy, while ensuring that the projects are appropriate and sustainable. Landscape architects shape the world we live in, with responsibility for parks, nature reserves and industrial landscapes.

Typical work activities:

Travel can be a major part of the job, as many landscape architects live and work abroad, or have overseas clients. 

Landscape architecture addresses concerns such as climate change, sustainability, water and housing. The role involves a lot of collaborating with landscape contractors, environmentalists, surveyors and engineers.


Interested in landscape architecture?

Qualifications and work experience

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