Pay & Remuneration
Beginners and pass outs of premier institutes can earn around Rs.3-4 lakhs a year as starting salary. With experience one can make god contacts and establish own business and earn pretty well.
Minesh Parikh, a pass out of School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, made a name for himself and has designed the lanscapes of Radisson Manesar, Le Meridion Jaipur, The Marriott at Jaipur and many more.
DEV Gujral is a professional landscape architect whose Delhi-based family business, which goes by the name of Landscape Development, is into landscape management services like horticulture, floriculture and landscape. They’ve done landscape design, consultancy, turnkey and maintenance jobs of leading five star hotels, corporate houses, farmhouses etc. Some of the projects Dev is particularly proud of are landscaping for the Oberoi Hotel, Sidhartha Hotel (JP Group), BARC guest house, a resort in Haryana, the US Embassy, Training Center for RAW, Gyan Bharti School, Silver Line Public School and Dabur India Ltd.
A Day In Life
A typical day of Landscape Architect depends on the stage of project that he/she is working currently. Since they are involved in both design and implementation their days might begin with preparing the site plans of the new contracts or visiting the sites under development. On the existing site he/she checks the progress and see that development is going on as per the plan. On the new contracts, they evaluate the existing land structures and features and plan the proposed features. They make these designs by carefully analysing the reports and data on soil, environment, location and other factors and this usually requires coordination with many other related professionals.