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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Michael Painter, the landscape architect whose vision of a more scenic commute to San Francisco was the spark for today’s Presidio Parkway, died June 29 of cancer at his home in Mill Valley. John King,, "Michael Painter, who conceived Presidio Parkway to replace SF’s Doyle Drive, dies," 5 July 2018 The site plan, by landscape architect Kristen Reimann, includes natural-cleft bluestone patios and a saltwater pool. Marni Elyse Katz,, "After renting for years on Martha’s Vineyard, building a getaway all their own," 15 June 2018 Being able to go to a public park, maybe even one (or three) designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (Lake, Riverside and Washington Parks were all designed by the acclaimed landscape architect). Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee was named the No. 10 worst city in the U.S. Here's why that's bunk," 13 June 2018 Jessica, a landscape architect in Boston, tunes out the news with obscure documentaries about the history of toys and cars. Jaclyn Gallucci, Fortune, "Freaked-Out Americans Are Desperately Seeking Escape From the News," 30 June 2018 But by October, the landscape architect hired by the Presidio Trust — James Corner Field Operations, which transformed New York’s High Line from train trestle into pedestrian park — will have taken over. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, "Above the bay, the Tunnel Tops green space is coming to San Francisco," 12 June 2018 The Necklace, which connects Boston Common, the Back Bay Fens, the Riverway, the Arboretum, and Franklin Park, was designed in the late 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted, an early conservationist and visionary landscape architect. Graham Ambrose,, "‘Fog sculptures’ to adorn Emerald Necklace," 24 June 2018 Wenk began his career with the park service as a landscape architect in 1975. Washington Post, "Yellowstone boss to retire after Trump agency proposed move," 1 June 2018 The manicured grounds, which include two outdoor fireplaces, fountain features and a koi pond, were done by landscape architect Mark Rios and feng shui consultant David Cho. Neal J. Leitereg,, "'West Wing' star Rob Lowe seeks $47 million for empty nest in Montecito," 30 June 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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