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Top 20 Landscape Architect Interview Questions

Question 1 of 20
Why do you want a career as a Landscape Architect?
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Question 2 of 20
Why are you the best Landscape Architect for us?
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Tell the interviewer the reasons why you are the best candidate for this position. Ensure to review the job posting before the interview. In answering the question, mention that you have the qualifications required for this role (educational, professional, personality traits, and so on).

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"I am the best candidate for this role as I have the relevant educational qualifications for this role, in addition to numerous years of experience in the field. I furthermore saw on your job posting that you are looking for a serious candidate with strong project management, team management and organizational skills, and I already possess these skills."
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Question 3 of 20
Describe the most creative work-related project you completed.
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Should an interviewer ask such a question, it is highly likely that creativity will be valued in this position.

Answer by providing an example of the most creative work-related project you successfully completed. Do your best to provide an example related to the position you are applying for, i.e., involving some of the duties you will have to perform in this new role. The best predictor of future performance is past performance in a similar setting.

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"The most creative work-related project that I completed, and the most successful, was (X creative work-related project related to landscape architecture, as per the job posting). This was a very successful project and my employer and client were highly satisfied of the finished product."
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Question 4 of 20
Tell me about a time when you created a design, and the client was not pleased with it. How did you change the design and what was the final outcome?
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Provide an example of such a situation by emphasizing your willingness to work tirelessly until the client is highly satisfied with the finished product. The interviewer wants to ensure you are client-oriented and committed to clients' satisfaction.

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"While working at (X company) as a/an (X position title), I created (X design), however the client was dissatisfied with it because (X reasons why he/she was dissatisfied, such as miscommunication). I met with the client to determine what his/hers expectations were and committed to provide a new design in a timely fashion. The client wanted (X client expectations, so I modified my old design by (X alterations made) and resubmitted my design to the client. I work long hours to complete the new design as soon as possible. In the end, the client was highly satisfied."
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Question 5 of 20
What are your favorite projects to work on?
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Review the job posting and company website/social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the projects you will be working on as a Landscape Architect, or projects the company has or will soon be working on.

Ensure to answer by providing examples included on the posting or company website/social media pages, including your own experience in similar roles, if you have any. Also add the reasons why these were favorite projects of yours - alternatively why some of the projects listed on the job posting or company website/social media pages are projects you look forward to the most.

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"My favorite projects to work on are (X projects listed on the job posting) because I have extensive experience completing such projects. For instance, in my last position as (X position title) for (X company), I completed similar project (... detailed information regarding these projects). I thoroughly enjoyed working on such projects because (X reasons why these were your favorite projects, such as enjoying being the leading managing a team, and so on)."
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Question 6 of 20
Tell me about a time when you had to be critical of a landscaper's work. How did you handle the situation?
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Question 7 of 20
There are many steps a Landscape Architect must take before completing projects. What steps do you enjoy the most and what steps do you need to improve upon the most?
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Question 8 of 20
Outside of a professional setting, what has been your favorite landscape design project you have worked on or witnessed, and what made it great?
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Question 9 of 20
What are your goals as a Landscape Architect?
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Question 10 of 20
What excites you the most about the position you applied for?
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What is your philosophy towards work?
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How do you handle stress and pressure?
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Question 13 of 20
How do you evaluate success?
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Question 14 of 20
Why should we hire you?
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Question 15 of 20
What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
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Question 16 of 20
Tell me about an accomplishment you are the most proud of.
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Question 17 of 20
Give me a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
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Question 18 of 20
Tell me about your team management skills.
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Question 19 of 20
What duties are the easiest and the most difficult for you to perform?
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Question 20 of 20
What would be a dream project of yours?
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About Landscape Architect

September 10th, 2017

Landscape architects specialize in planning and designing campuses, recreational facilities, parks, open spaces, and private homes. As part of their job, these experts prepare graphic representations of the site plan using CAD software. They also select appropriate materials, prepare cost estimates and inspect the work in progress to ensure it meets the client's specifications.
Although a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture is enough for an entry into this field, a master's degree will boost your employment prospects and open advancement opportunities. These programs include courses in surveying, landscape ecology, design and construction, plant and soil science, and regional and urban planning. Landscape architects must be creative and have a good sense of aesthetics. They must also have strong visualization, technical, problem-solving, and analytical skills. Doing an internship will help you obtain crucial skills necessary for this job and will also help you gain valuable on the job experience.
The best way to demonstrate your skills as a landscape architect and convince prospective employers that you are the best candidate for the job is by putting together an impressive portfolio showcasing your best jobs. How you reply to the questions the interviewer asks you is another important factor. You can prepare for your interview by rehearsing how you will answer the commonly asked questions listed at Mock Questions.


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