Landscape architectural technicians work directly with landscape architects. They assist landscape architects with the coordination and preparation of a project and they see that work is completed on schedule and to the satisfaction of the client. After a project is acquired by a landscape architect the architect designs the initial plans and then passes the project to the landscape architectural technician who develops construction drafts and other documents to be used by the individuals who will complete the actual landscaping work. According to www.ehow.com landscape architectural technicians rarely work one-on-one with clients because that is the job of the architect. Rather their main duties include preparing design proposals using computer aided design (“CAD”) software programs to develop drafts managing the various stages of a project and overseeing the work of individuals hired to complete the labor. In order to be successful in this profession landscape architectural technicians should have a creative ability be organized and detail-oriented and have a sincere interest in learning how to manipulate and use CAD programs. Landscape architectural technicians need a minimum of an associate’s degree from a community college or technical school however some have bachelor’s degrees. Most technicians have a sincere interest in the combination of landscaping and architecture and they learn many of their skills through years of on-the-job learning and training. The website www.simplyhired.com lists the average salary for a landscape architectural technician as $47000. However salaries can vary depending on the employer the location of the company the number of years’ experience the technician has and the technician’s skill level.
|Education Required:||Associate's Degree|
|Tasks:||Prepares design proposals for clients.
Uses CAD and other drafting computer programs.
Ensures project components are ready before construction begins.
Coordinates landscape development projects.
|Also Called:||Architectural Drafter
Landscape Architectural Technologist