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A landscape architect is an individual who arranges and modifies the effects of natural scenery over a tract of land so as to produce the best aesthetic effect for the land use Landscape architecture is the design profession which applies artistic cultural and scientific knowledge to the design planning and development of the landLandscape architects accept certain responsibilities related to the health and welfare of the public and are concerned with resource conservation of the land The practice of landscape architecture requires an appreciation and understanding of natural and social processes a creative imagination and a commitment to preserve or improve the environment for human use and enjoyment Landscape architects plan the most harmonious relationships between the land and the objects on it by proper combination of open space and planting and by wise use of land formation They may work on parks gardens housing projects school campuses golf courses or airports They begin a project by reviewing the needs and desires of the client They study the site mapping such features as the slope of the land existing structures and the type of soil They check local building codes and availability of utilities make drawings which outline the work in detail and draw up lists of materials to be used They then invite bids from construction companies and landscape nursery companies With the awarding of the contracts their work may be finished or they may stay on to supervise the work as their client representative A major branch of landscape architecture golf course architecture integrates the skills of a landscape architect on a larger scale The aim a golf course architect is to create a truly great golf course by utilizing to the fullest extent possible the potential of a promising piece of land This potential is expressed in the site location slope vegetation water features soil types climate and orientation The role a golf course architect is
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