Danielle Larocque - Landscape Architectural Technologist

Works at Stantec Consulting Ltd. - Edmonton
Years of experience: 2

Last updated: January, 2023

Career Journey




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Future Ambitions

NAIT- Landscape Architectural Technology program 2018-2021

The Wheelbarrow Gardener- Gardener Coordinator

Little Creek Landscaping- Landscape Designer/LAT

Stantec Consulting Ltd.

I hope to establish a degree in landscape architecture or be a licensed Landscape Architect and have an arborist certification. Lastly, to travel the world!

Question and Answers

What is something that surprised you at the start of your career? or What is something that surprises you about being a Landscape Architectural Technologist?

At the beginning of my Landscape Architectural Technologist career, the experience with client consultations at my previous job with The Wheelbarrow Gardener as their Gardener Coordinator has given me the ability to go to my job currently. As well as NAIT prepared me to be a good Landscape Architectural technologist so, this was how I was surprised by how prepared and competent I was able to do this job on my own.

What are some of your roles and responsibilities?

Prepare residential landscape plans, prepare planting lists for the project manager and contractor, design on-site consultation, site visits with the project manager and contractors, and work closely with project manager and contractors and clients’ meetings.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Checking Emails, creating landscape plans, signing design contracts, site visit consultations, and research on plantings are a few examples of what my day would look like.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have been a part of.

A couple of the few coolest projects that I did was to create a golf putting course in a backyard and create a landscape plan that had over 200 plantings planted with its own theme.

Describe something that you have found challenging as a LAT?. How did you overcome this?

The challenges that I faced mostly are with me being Deaf and the roles of LAT. With my deafness, I would often assure that the communication would not be an issue and explain my tools of how I communicate with clients. Often people think LAT is a Landscape Architect. I would have to explain that they are not stamped the same way and the credits are different.

What advice would you give a new Landscape Architectural Technologist?

Learn as much as you can and grab any experience in any type of position when it comes to landscaping. Have the passion and love to do what you do then the job will be fun!

What are your future goals?

I hope to establish a degree in landscape architecture or to be a licensed Landscape Architect and have an arborist certification.

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