landscape architect - landscaper

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ogrody

New Member
Polish
hi,

what's the/is there any difference between landscape architect and landscaper and in spanish
arquitecta del paisaje and paisajista?

thanks in advance,

o.
 
  • Chris K

    Senior Member
    English / US
    In English a "landscape architect" is often someone with a professional degree, whose job is to design landscapes. A "landscaper" is a contractor or an employee who does the actual work of planting, etc.

    Welcome to the forum.
     

    ungatomalo

    Senior Member
    Spain's Spanish
    Hmm...
    "arquitecta del paisaje" is a weird expression, maybe you should go with "arquitecta/arquitecto paisajista".

    @Chris K
    A "paisajista" can design landscapes (at least in Spain)

    Regards,
    u.
     

    ogrody

    New Member
    Polish
    thanks Chris :)
    you mean that landscape architect makes projects and landscaper executes it in, let's say, a garden?

    ungatomalo when i was doing my spanish course teacher translated it that way. but then next one used "paisajista" and i don't know.. o_O
     

    extremaydura

    Senior Member
    Mexican Spanish
    thanks Chris :)
    you mean that landscape architect makes projects and landscaper executes it in, let's say, a garden?
    Correct.

    However a garden is such small project usually tackled by a landscape contractor without need for a LA.

    Medium/large construction projects like malls or condo developments require landscape design and it's part of construction documents (blueprints), these have to be signed/stamped by a licensed Landscape Architect.
     
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