landscape architect


Definition of landscape architect

: a person who develops land for human use and enjoyment through effective placement of structures, vehicular and pedestrian ways, and plantings

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The grounds, designed by the famed Danish-American landscape architect Jens Jensen, feature a picturesque island bird sanctuary, lagoon and gardens. John L. Dorman, New York Times, "In Energized Detroit, Savoring an Architectural Legacy," 26 Mar. 2018 Mutts & Mugs will share a parking lot with Friends of Bailee pet groomers, and is using the same landscape architect as midtown's Truitt Bark Park. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Pub meets pug? Sacramento's new dog hangout will serve booze, coffee and bar food," 22 June 2018 Garden Tour WETHERSFIELD — View a piece of the world as seen through the eyes of Amy Cogswell, one of the first female landscape architects in the United States, and designer of the Colonial Revival Garden at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 19 June 2018 An assessment of the new front yard must wait because that part of the grounds, designed by Springfield landscape architects Massie Massie & Associates, remains a messy work in progress. Blair Kamin,, "A wreck no more: $15 million renovation makes Illinois’ once-decrepit Executive Mansion shine again," 16 June 2018 This parkway in particular was engineered by a landscape architect to maximize the surrounding beauty and is now even recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Juliet Izon, Woman's Day, "The 12 Most Scenic Drives in the Country to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP," 4 Dec. 2018 Designed with landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and lighting designers George Sexton Associates, the courtyards are artworks themselves, each one with a different mood. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "A museum grows in Houston," 1 Nov. 2018 Elaborate installation Colorado artist Carolyn Braaksma spent four years working with landscape architects Jeff Englemann of Tempe and Andrea Forman of Scottsdale to design the Pima Freeway beautifcation. Zahra Ahmad, azcentral, "Loop 101 expansion threatens gargantuan lizards decorating the Scottsdale freeway," 25 June 2018 Along the way, the couple made friends with people like Veronica Poblete, the landscape architect at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge, who has created a stunning 10-acre park using native stonework and desert plants. Darrell Hartman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Long Live Chile: Designer Maria Cornejo's Guide to the Best of Her Native Country," 29 Aug. 2018

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of landscape architect

: a person whose job is to plan and create large outdoor spaces such as gardens, parks, etc.

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