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Profile Details
Name – Sunetra Surabhi
Designation – Landscape Architect.
Organisation – Integral Designs
Age – 31
Work Experience (Years) – 5

Under-Graduation – B.Arch., Erasmus University
Post-Graduation – Urban Management and Development, Erasmus University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I completed my post graduation degree six years ago. Before that, I used to work as an intern at Paul Carpet Works. I used to submit floral designs that if approved would be the design for their products like wallpapers and carpets. I used to receive a stipend on the basis of every design that was selected. After my graduation, I got to work with Integral Designs which is a quite renowned firm in the state. The firm in collaboration with some civil construction companies designs the layout of the new societies and homes to be built.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

Earlier when I joined Integral Designs, I was asked to submit sample designs for parking lots of malls, societies etc. Now as I gained work experience, I was set to work on real-life projects, I used to work with a team of 12 members each assigned to design a certain layout. I used to provide the layout for gardens of societies and parking lots too. Now that I have almost 6 years of experience, I was appointed as the Head of Designing for the Routh Court Apartments project. I supervise a team of 20 people. Everyone comes up with the design of each room. The design is sent for confirmation only after my verification. I also design the layout of master bedrooms and even bigger halls.

Average Income for a Landscape Architect in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Very Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security for a Landscape Architect?
Would you consider being a Landscape Architect Risky?
Not Risky

My job is mainly to supervise my team of designs and myself come up with layouts that can be put to real-life application.

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Landscape Architect?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Landscape Architect?
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What are the different ways of entering as a Landscape Architect?

A relevant degree in architecture and designing is sufficient.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Easy Going
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Very Helpful
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

IIT Roorkee

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

5 lakhs roughly

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Anyone with a creative mind and proper knowledge of urban architecture can excel in this field.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

First of all, the working hours as compared to any technical related job are quite less. You get to travel a lot to the site which gives you more and more experience with your work. Every project requires you to do a different task so there you usually do not get bored with your job. The better your work performance in the smaller projects is, the more are the chances for you to get a big project which corresponds to greater earning.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

Although the job requires you to put in less effort, the remuneration provided too is very low. The designs that we submit must be in accordance with the aspects and prospects of the building. Achieving this goal while designing is a difficult task and requires time. Moreover, you need to keep your calm and do the work else an irritated mind would not produce any good results and forfeit the deadline as well.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Unimpressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Job (Annual Family Income up to 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Easy
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I think this field suits me the best as my passion for art is reflected in my work