Landscape Architect
Frederic Francis

About the job:

What you do

As a Landscape Architect, you help design outdoor spaces, such as parks and college campuses. You have to create a balance between beauty and functionality.

The tough stuff

As a Landscape Architect, you will have to:

  • Handle criticism from harsh reviewers
  • Avoid making mistakes, especially in large and expensive projects
The cool stuff

As a Landscape Architect, you may get to:

  • Enjoy seeing the result of your hard work out on display, for many people to see
  • Create beautiful and important sceneries
Typical work hours
  • 40 hours per week
  • 20% work overtime

As a Landscape Architect, long hours on nights and weekends are often mandatory in order to meet deadlines.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Biology
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Visualization
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture: This can either be a Bachelor or a Bachelor of Science
  • Each program will take between 4-5 years to complete
  • A Master's Degree for this subject is also available 
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

If you are interested in design and the environment around you, consider a career in landscape architecture. Landscape architecture is about creating and conserving memorable places for people to live and work in. Watch Frederic’s Nooreed Insider Interview and see what a career in Landscape Architecture is really like!


Frederic Francis is a landscape architect who has chosen this very particular profession out of deep passion and respect for nature, feelings that extend back to early childhood. His creative landscapes express harmony and serenity that can provide a real enchantment for the soul. After earning a Landscape Design degree in France in 1988, Francis graduated in Belgium as a landscape architect in 1992. Since his return to Lebanon in 1993, he has been managing Francis Landscapes. Frederic Francis has won numerous competitions for projects in Lebanon and abroad during these years, earning him a wide reputation.