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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landscape architecture noun

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To increase the footprint of the home without making any major structural changes, Wooden collaborated with landscape architect Molly Wood to utilize every square inch of the outdoor space. Hillary Brown, House Beautiful, "You Won't Believe How Many Rooms Are In This Tiny House," 30 Aug. 2018 Outside, landscape architect Dan Kiley’s midcentury design has been preserved, as befits a National Historic Landmark, but improved in its links to and access for everyone in the city. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Gateway to what?," 28 June 2018 Set in idyllic and magnificent Marin County, California, this 75-foot-long lap pool, designed by landscape architect Bernard Trainor is stunning against the native grassland. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "9 One-Of-A-Kind Backyards," 15 Apr. 2014 Instead of hiring big-name landscape architects to design blockbuster parks, designers should be hired to prototype smaller, neighborhood parks to offer more creative places to play. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why do young parents move away? Our cities aren’t designed for kids," 19 June 2018 Alice Keck Park purchased the property in 1975, hired a landscape architect who had worked at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden for 30 years, and dedicated this park to the city in 1980. Jill K. Robinson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Santa Barbara serenity abounds in region’s 5 best public gardens," 14 June 2018 The second key figure was the landscape architect and city planner Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. (not to be confused with his father), who brought aesthetic coherence and design principles to the White House grounds. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "Historian’s got the dirt on what presidents used to grow," 1 June 2018 Baldwin says New England Garden Ornaments is the largest garden ornaments source in the northeast, serving landscape architects and designers and the public. Cindy Atoji Keene,, "For Gray Baldwin, ornamental is fundamental," 25 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of landscape architect

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landscape architect was in 1863

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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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