What is the Difference Between a Landscape Contractor and a Landscape Architect?
A landscape contractor and a landscape architect have very different education, tasks, and job expectations. It is important to know the difference in order to ensure that you are hiring the right resources for your landscape project. Landscaping is a combination of science and art. It is used to create an outdoor space that is sustainable, renewable, and enjoyable.
The role of both the architect and the contractor are critical for the creation of a successful landscape. Special training is required for each role, and they work together to transform a plan into reality. A well-designed and executive landscape is inviting, easy to maintain and creates a comfortable atmosphere.
Tamotsu Nishida, RLA
Tamotsu Nishida has been licensed as a landscape architect and a landscape contractor in California for decades, giving Nishida Landscape a unique advantage in both the designing and installation of beautiful and sustainable landscaping projects in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, California.
Founder of Nishida Landscape in 1983 and incorporated in 1995, Tamotsu’s captivating designs have been recognized by over 20 California Landscape Contractor’s Association (CLCA) Beautification Awards since 1996.
- President, Design Consultant & Custodian of Nishida Landscape Consultants, Inc.
- Degree in Landscape Architecture, B.S., at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
- California licensed landscape architect & landscape contractor
- Director of California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) Los Angeles & San Gabriel Chapter, 2006 & 2007
- CLCA Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Landscape Awards – Consecutive winner since 1996
- Over 25 years of experience and dedication to landscape architecture in the South Bay area including Torrance, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates.