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Community Planner, GS-0020-11/12

National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC)

Closing Date: 10/11/22

Posted 9/27/22

Want to contribute to reimagining nationally important public spaces? Solve planning challenges? Envision modernizing spaces & places while preserving the historic landscape of the Nation’s capital? Be an urban planner at NCPC! Collaborate on impactful, multifaceted initiatives such as Penn Ave, Parks & Open Space, Memorials for the Future, SW EcoDistrict, Flooding, Capital Improvements and more through strategic analysis, urban design, project review, plan development, and/or public engagement.  Click here for more information on NCPC.    Click here for the job listing and how to apply.

Landscape Architect (2-4 years’ and 4-8 Years’ Experience)

GORDON

Chantilly, VA

Posted 9/19/22

GORDON, a multi-disciplinary site design firm, is seeking new staff to join our Landscape Architecture Department comprised of an award-winning team of landscape architects, urban designers, and planners.  We work both locally and nationally with public and private sector clients, multi-disciplinary teams and on our own on a variety of large and small projects from concept to construction. Our current projects include healing gardens at Veterans hospitals, parks and recreation projects in the DC metro area, multifamily residential, and office commercial/ streetscape.

Our design team values creative solutions and supports a collaborative studio approach and positive working environment that integrates sound urban design principles, sustainability, land planning and civil engineering best practices.

The position requires a demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD/ LandFX; added skillsets in Adobe Photoshop, 3D Graphics (Lumion)/ SketchUp, hand drawing or GIS are a plus. We are looking for individuals that have effective communication and interpersonal skills along with enthusiasm, creativity, and a commitment to produce high quality work products.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the preparation of conceptual design and story boards.
  • Support Planners in land use research, master planning and site feasibility studies.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentation graphics and exhibits.
  • Assist in the technical design of projects for construction documents, including written specifications.
  • Manage a variety of small- and large-scale projects (4-8 yr).
  • Development of design and construction document packages (4-8 yr).
  • And lastly, having fun.

We pride ourselves in providing a comprehensive benefits package including medical / dental / vision and life insurance; short and long-term disability coverage; 401(k) Plan; Continuing Education incentives; training; and numerous opportunities for career advancement.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Resumes and work samples/ portfolio should be forwarded to jobs@gordon.us.com in pdf format.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university or an equivalent degree with related work experience. For the 4-year experience position, PLA or working towards PLA is required.

EOE M/F/H/Vet/Disabled.

Landscape Designer (Experienced 1-5 years)

ParkerRodriguez

Alexandria, VA

Posted 9/16/22

ParkerRodriguez is an award-winning, boutique sized landscape architecture design firm with a diverse portfolio of mixed-use development, urban design and infill, institutional, and large-scale community master plans.  We strive to create innovative design solutions that integrate program, technical challenges, and project complexities seamlessly into the landscape.  Each project presents a unique opportunity to create special places that connects people with their environment through the landscapes we design.

We are seeking creative, savvy, inquisitive designers who would like to join our team of collegial and talented professionals.  We rely on all of our staff to bring ideas to the table and follow through on details.  We work in teams in order to facilitate commradery and to share knowledge, experience and ideas. Come learn with us!  Your responsibilities will include working with team leaders to develop designs from concept through construction.  Conceptual graphics and presentation, plan and detail drawing in AutoCAD, and review of construction submittals may all be part of your scope of work.

Candidates should possess strong design skills and enjoy working as an integral part of a design team.  Applicants should be proficient using AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp, and Microsoft suite. Experience using Revit and Lumion is highly valued.

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university is preferred.

Salaries are commensurate with experience. Benefits include 401K, profit sharing, bonuses, health and dental insurance, hybrid working and a contemporary, open studio environment overlooking the Potomac River in Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Please submit your resume and portfolio (10 MB limit) to parod@parkerrodriguez.com. No phone calls please.

Landscape Designer (Experienced 2-5 years)

Rhodeside & Harwell

Alexandria, VA

Posted 9/13/22

WHO WE ARE:

Rhodeside & Harwell is an award-winning multidisciplinary firm seeking experienced landscape architects to join our team. RHI believes in fostering a creative, collaborative workplace encouraging career development and growth.

Our work includes public urban plazas, streetscapes, parks and open space design, community revitalization, diplomatic and educational campus design, and historic preservation.  We work locally, nationally, and internationally with both public and private sector clients. Our office of 30 people is in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. We also have a small studio in Manhattan to serve our NY area projects.

WHO YOU ARE:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or comparable field from an accredited university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2- 5 years prior experience working in landscape architecture or other related design discipline.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and SketchUp/Rhino; enhanced 3D modeling skills (Revit and/or Lumion) are a plus.
  • Possess the ability to communicate design through verbal, hand graphic, and digital graphic methods.
  • Experience developing project drawings in all stages of design from concept to construction.
  • Knowledge of successful planting design and sustainable planting methods in urban environments.
  • Experience in construction document preparation and be interested in advancing skills in the development of technical drawings and details.

WORKING WITH US:

  • Collaborate with internal design teams working on a wide range of urban-focused projects.
  • Contribute to the development of design and preparation of construction document packages.
  • Be flexible to work in a hybrid remote/in-office setting while maintaining a collaborative office culture.
  • Be a part of a dynamic office that is committed to invest in continued education, mentorship, and your professional development.
  • Work with landscape architects, urban designers, urban planners, transportation planners, preservation specialists, horticulture experts, and construction managers in multi-disciplinary teams.

Interested candidates should email their resume and work samples, including at least one example of construction documents to: Kevin Fisher, Kevinf@rhodeside-harwell.com

Studio AKA

Landscape Architect/Designer

Washington, DC

Posted 9/8/22

Looking for something a little bit different? Studio AKA is currently seeking a talented designer/landscape architect to join our team on a full-time or part-time basis. We have a focus on residential design but we have several commercial and institutional projects as well. Must love plants and people! Come to develop your voice as a designer and learn the skills required to lead.

Responsibilities:

  • Design at multiple scales, from the site plan to the detail
  • Developing planting plans and schedules and maintenance recommendations
  • Comfort conducting site visits independently for site analysis, field verification, and construction administration
  • Developing Client presentations
  • Responding to and following up on client inquiries
  • Managing multiple design projects on any given day
  • Be curious, ask questions, and be willing to learn and adapt

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience in landscape architecture firms on a variety of projects from design through implementation, as well as project management experience
  • Attention to detail, timeliness, and organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, timely response to all communication
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited program
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Covid-19 Vaccination

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience, and include but are not limited to PTO, LARE reimbursement, and merit-based bonuses. Our office is based in Capitol Hill; this position is up to 40% work from home within the DC area after a training period. Reply with cover letter and work samples/portfolio to dani@studio-aka.com.

Studio AKA is an equal opportunity employer, offering employment to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation/gender status, Veteran’s status, and disability.

Bradley Site Design

3 Positions!

Washington, DC

Posted 9/2/22

Bradley Site Design is welcoming applications from enthusiastic and dedicated professionals to join our team on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, DC. We’re looking for highly organized, self-motivated designers who share our community-driven mission and our commitment to equity. If you’re interested in working in a studio with decades of experience across numerous project types and scales – at a moment of unique growth – check out our openings and drop us a line.  For more information, visit https://www.bradleysitedesign.com/openings or contact us at info@bradleysitedesign.com / 202-695-8056.

Landscape Designer I

  • 1-3 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture
  • Required software proficiency: AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe), Land F/X, SketchUp, Office365
  • Preferred software proficiency: Lumion
  • Capacity to incorporate production feedback efficiently and meaningfully
  • Demonstrated ability to develop legible graphics and cohesive presentation packages
  • Capacity to contribute to construction document set production (including but not limited to planting plans, materials plans, schedules, basic detailing)

Landscape Designer II

  • 3-6 years of experience
  • All requisites of Landscape Designer I position
  • Landscape Architecture registration preferred
  • Additional certifications desired: Arborist, CPSI, AICP, LEED, WELL
  • Strong proficiency translating conceptual design ideas into effective, organized document sets at all phases
  • Ability to create accurate and complete construction details
  • Capacity to serve as the primary production lead on small-scale projects
  • Extensive knowledge of Construction Administration Phase tasks and management

Landscape Architect Associate

  • 6-12 years of experience
  • All requisites of Landscape Designer II position
  • Registered Landscape Architect
  • Proficiency serving as the primary production lead on a large-scale project
  • Proficiency in managing QA/QC of production deliverables
  • Capacity to provide project management on several small-scale projects
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain project design schedule and budget
  • Comfort operating in client-facing role as primary point of contact
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills

Director of Landscape Architecture/Senior Landscape Architect

BKV Group

Washington, DC

Posted 7/19/22

BKV Group has a 40-year history of design excellence (and counting), winning more than 170 regional and national awards to date. We are passionate about how innovation and creative design can shape communities for the better – enhancing the economic, aesthetic, social, and environmental context. At BKV Group, we believe in a collegial, upbeat, opportunistic, and fun working environment. We are dedicated to a never-ending quest to identify new talent that enhances our culture and best serves our diverse array of clients working on a variety of project types including multi-family housing, government, corporate/commercial, education/libraries and hospitality projects.

Position Description:

BKV Group seeks a talented Director of Landscape Architecture with 8-12+ years extensive project and leadership experience in landscape architecture to join our Urban Design and Landscape Architecture practice. The ideal candidate will be a flexible, team-oriented individual with strong design and presentation skills, time management, and experience in all phases of design and documentation.

Project related responsibilities include the following:

  •  Lead the local landscape, planning, and urban design for site and open space design concepts for development, office, government, and multi-family residential exterior spaces and physical environments.
  • Assist with and oversee the project design drawings, details, and specifications from schematic design through construction documents in Revit.
  • Lead client outreach for new project marketing.
  • Presentation of ideas to clients and internal team. Create precedent and visioning studies for the built environment essential functions.
  • Lead a team of landscape designers and architects in the local BKV DC practice site including: interviewing/hiring, mentoring/training, conducting annual reviews, etc. in conjunction with the Discipline Lead of Urban Design & Landscape Architecture.

Qualifications:

  • Landscape Architecture degree from an accredited university, with 8-12+ years’ experience as a licensed landscape architect. LEED AP optional
  • Experience with Revit (or willingness to learn Revit), Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite
  • The candidate must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field such as: placemaking, ecology, stormwater/drainage, climate, soil, grading, and plant materials. Ability to evaluate the project’s impact on the local ecosystem. Experience with/understanding of green roof construction a plus.

As a holistic design firm, BKV Group brings a full complement of architecture, interior design, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction administration services, together, to collaborate from project kick-off to closeout. We believe that teamwork and relationships are the keys to our success. These diverse perspectives, help us make better design decisions. As such, we are committed to being open, honest, genuine, and thoughtful with each other, our clients, community stakeholders, and consultants.

With 200+ employees sharing knowledge across practice sites in Chicago, Dallas, Hanoi, Vietnam, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC, we create relevant and meaningful design solutions that allow our clients’ vision to become a reality. BKV Group offers a flexible, hybrid work schedule with three days in the office (Tues – Thurs) and two days optional for remote working (Mon & Fri).  With excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and continuous opportunities for growth, BKV Group gives you the tools to achieve your goals. We invite you to submit your resume and any work samples you would like to share (PDF of no more than 5MB). Please indicate your name, desired position and location in e-mail subject line.  For more information, visit: www.bkvgroup.com.  EOE

Landscape Architect / Project Manager

Landscape Architecture Bureau

Washington, DC

Posted 7/13/22

Landscape Architecture Bureau [LAB] is a well-established design firm based in Washington, DC with a focus on making original, memorable places and a commitment to promoting biodiversity.

We are looking for an experienced landscape architect with 2-10 years’ experience. We say simply that you should have the capability to both design and manage urban open space projects at the high level we strive for. If you have only a couple of years’ experience but can handle the substantial responsibilities we will entrust to you, then great. Of course, if you have a more extensive track record, that would be fine, too.

Our project mix has historically been about 1/2 private, mixed-use projects, about 1/3 public projects (parks, library grounds, schools, etc.) and some other interesting odds and ends. We are looking for designers who are committed to the highest design standards and who have the form-making and collaboration skills to make it happen. The right personality is critical – curious, engaged, resourceful, energetic and generous, not to mention smart and funny. LAB presents an opportunity to lead, to grow professionally and to design great places in a collegial environment.

Our team members regularly visit projects on-site, so our preferred candidates should either live in or be willing to relocate to the DC-area.

Please check us out at www.labindc.com. For those interested in applying, send a resume and portfolio to info@labindc.com. We look forward to meeting you.

Director of Development ($75,000 – $85,000)

Landscape Architecture Foundation

Washington, DC

Posted 6/24/22

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) seeks a Director of Development to join our small, dynamic, and collaborative team. An important member of LAF’s senior leadership team and fundamental to the success of the organization, we are looking for an experienced fundraising professional with a demonstrated ability to set strategic direction and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan. The ideal candidate is results-oriented and is passionate about LAF’s mission and continuing to grow a culture of philanthropy in the landscape architecture and built environment communities.

The Director of Development manages a Development team of one and works alongside the CEO, the Senior Director of Programs and Communications, and the Director of Operations to ensure LAF’s annual priorities are met. Providing direction to and working collaboratively with the CEO and Board of Directors is integral to the success of this position.

Click here for the full announcement and how to apply.

Communications Manager ($60,000 – $70,000)

Landscape Architecture Foundation

Washington, DC

Posted 6/24/22

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) seeks an enterprising, highly organized, results-oriented Communications Manager to join our small, dynamic, and collaborative team. The ideal candidate must be a strong writer with a demonstrated ability to coordinate and implement communications strategies across a range of channels and organizational functions.

The Communications Manager leverages the power of public relations and communications to build community and propel the landscape architecture discipline forward while supporting LAF programs, events, and fundraising efforts. This position offers an opportunity to grow with the organization as additional communications capacity is added. The full-time, 40 hour/week position is located in Washington, DC and requires occasional travel within the U.S. LAF staff work a hybrid schedule with at least two fixed days per week in LAF’s downtown DC office.

Click here for the full announcement and how to apply.

Landscape Architect/Designer, Entry Level Up to 3 Years’ Experience

Urban, Ltd.

Annandale, Virginia

Posted 6/16/22

Urban is a well-established, industry leading land development firm with marquee projects in the Washington DC Metro region.  Qualified candidates will be eligible for a signing bonus and competitive salary that includes an annual bonus, company benefits, and strong 401K matching.  Urban provides a great team working environment, with great career advancement opportunities.

Qualified candidates should:

-possess an accredited degree in Landscape Architecture

-have creative design and strong graphic production skills

-demonstrate experience with preparation of hardscape and landscape plans for rezoning, site plan and construction documents

-have technical knowledge of landscape architectural construction including codes and development regulations

-have a good working knowledge of landscape and native plants in the Mid-Atlantic region

-be proficient with AutoCad, Photoshop, Indesign, Sketchup and MS Office

-have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

-be a team player able to contribute and work in a collaborative environment

-be eligible to work in the United States

These additional skills and qualifications are desired, but not required:

-experience in Northern Virginia area jurisdictions

-ISA Arborist Certification or training

To apply, please submit a digital resume and portfolio (maximum file size 8 MB please) via e-mail to employment@urban-ltd.com listing “Landscape Architect/Designer” in the subject line.  Applicants submitting resumes without portfolios will not be considered.  No telephone calls please; only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Landscape Architecture/Planning Team Member

Entry Level

Lardner/Klein

Alexandria, VA

Posted 6/14/22

We are a small, award-winning firm, nationally recognized for our planning and design work in the public realm. Work is thoughtful and fast-paced. We are looking for an entry level landscape architect and/or summer intern to work with us who likes challenging and thought-provoking projects. Work can be full-time in our physical office or a hybrid model.

Our work ranges in scale from courtyards to campuses, from riverfronts to regions. Our work geography ranges from the Mojave Desert to Martha’s Vineyard, from the Delmarva Peninsula to the Illinois Prairie. Current pandemic-era projects are primarily located in the Mid-Atlantic region. Please look at our website for more information: www.lardnerklein.com

Entry Level Position.  Preference will be given to a graduate of a masters or bachelor’s degree program in landscape architecture or a master’s degree in urban or environmental planning with an undergraduate design degree. The successful candidate must have a strong and demonstrated interest in public work and ability to be involved in multiple projects at one time. Excellent design communication and writing skills are essential to the success of our practice. Full-time salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement, vacation and paid personal leave, flexible work day and continuing education towards licensure.

1-3 years of experience, inclusive of past internships

Experience with various software packages a plus, we offer continued instruction, learning opportunities and practice using AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office, MicroStation and 3-D modeling programs.

Please email a resume and recent work samples smaller than 10 mb with the subject heading “L/KLA Opening” to the attention of Elisabeth Lardner: resume@lardnerklein.com.

No phone calls please.

Survey Division Manager

Charles P. Johnson & Associates, Inc.

Fairfax, Virginia

Posted 5/31/22

The ideal candidate must be familiar with Fairfax County and Northern Virginia land development, site plans, subdivision procedures and regulations.

Primary duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of boundary and topographic surveys, as-built surveys, ALTA surveys, bathymetric surveys for residential, commercial, and industrial projects in Northern Virginia.
  • Prepare Record Plats, easement plats, legal descriptions, etc.
  • Coordinate work with clients, review agencies and attorneys.
  • Perform deed research and prepare field packages.
  • Prepare proposals.
  • Provide quality control.
  • Assist other company departments in the preparation of re-zonings, infill lot grading plans, preliminary plats, subdivisions, and site plans.
  • Interact with County staff, clients, members of the public and elected and appointed officials. Possible attendance at night meetings. Involvement with industry related associations/organizations will be expected.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Must be familiar with Fairfax County and Northern Virginia land development, site plan and subdivision procedures and regulations.
  • Familiar with AutoCAD Civil 3D, above average written and oral communication skills, project organizational and time management skills.

Relevant Certifications:

Virginia surveyor’s license required. Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Northern Virginia required.

Benefits:

CPJ offers an extensive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental and Vision insurance. 401(K), a profit-sharing plan, life insurance coverage, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO, and a wonderful work life/social life balance!

For consideration, please forward your resume to employment@cpja.com with a subject of “Survey Division Manager.”

Instructors

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

Posted 5/23/22

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture invites individuals with expertise in landscape architecture to apply for an instructor position(s) for multiple courses. We have listed several possible courses for flexibility.

  • Computer Visualization in Design
  • Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Design Fundamentals Studio
  • Fundamental Graphics
  • Principles of Site Engineering
  • Graphic Tools for Landscape Representation
Applicants must have earned at least one accredited degree in landscape architecture and /or demonstrated strong potential as an instructor in landscape architecture. Preference will be considered for terminal degree in the field and skill sets and/or experience related to the selected course(s).
AVAILABILITY First day of 2022 Fall Semester class begins Monday August 29, 2022.
APPLICATION Review of applicants will begin June 1, 2022 and continue until filled. Applicants should submit a brief letter of application with indication of course interest and curriculum vitae by email dnmyers@umd.edu. Please email if you have any questions.

Two positions

WMWA Landscape Architects

Chattanooga, TN

Posted 5/23/22

WMWA is an award-winning landscape architecture practice providing high quality planning and design. We strive to create work of integrity that is timeless, serves the needs of clients, enhances the well-being of all living things, and honors our philosophy.

WMWA works on a wide variety of projects to keep our skills honed including urban design, planning, park, green infrastructure, and streetscapes. We work closely with clients to understand their sites, address concerns, tackle challenges, and exceed expectation. We have built an impressive portfolio of projects in the eight years since our founding.

Visit our website for more information on projects: www.wmwala.com

Compensation includes a competitive salary, full paid health, dental, life insurance, and $100 monthly contribution to a health saving account. The office takes eleven paid holiday days and employees built up to 4 weeks of paid time off after your second anniversary. Joining the firm’s ownership team may also be considered.

Design Leader:

WMWA Landscape Architects is seeking a talented candidate with advanced design skills and experience to lead conceptual design in our firm. This is a unique opportunity for landscape architects who are interested in playing a leadership role in a small, successful studio. Applicants should exhibit the capacity to think critically, work efficiently, and collaborate with others. They should possess excellent design and planning talents, as well as the skills to lead meetings and communicate. Candidates with five to fifteen years of experience are ideal.

Candidates must have a degree from an accredited LA program.

Individuals should demonstrate:

  • Excellence in graphic and design skills.
  • Experience in project management.
  • High proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency with 3D and GIS software are also valued.

Applicants should send a resume and portfolio in one of the following formats to land@wmwala.com.

  • PDF format via email (max 14MB).
  • Link to online file sharing
  • Link to website

Mid-level (2-5 years of experience):

Applicants should possess strong design, hand and computer graphics, as well as written and verbal communication skills.

Candidates must have a degree from an accredited LA program.

Individuals should demonstrate:

  • Excellence in graphic and design skills.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, 3D and GIS software, and AutoCAD.

Interested applicants should send a resume and portfolio in one of the following formats to land@wmwala.com.

  • PDF format via email (max 10MB).
  • Link to online file (dropbox, etc.)
  • Link to online website

Landscape Architect needed

for project near Leesburg

Posted 5/11/22

Robert Dale Lynch, FAIA, FAAFS, D-IBFES is looking for a consulting landscape architect.

Scope of the project includes:
Landscape Architect support of the Architect in preparation of a Master Plan that may incorporate the following elements and considerations:
1. Swimming pool and pool house with surrounding deck and accessories
2. Tennis court
3. Greenhouse
4. Gardens of various kinds
5. Modifications and/or additions to existing house decks
6. Landscaping with pathways, plantings, furniture, and accessories that incorporate and harmoniously coordinate all developed site areas with the house, its views, decks, gates, and doorways
7. Special outdoor areas of respite or relaxation for members of the family, one a child of 10 years of age diagnosed with autism
8. Pond with pathways, seating areas and other features that provides peaceful enjoyment for its visitors, and becomes a habitat that welcomes, encourages, and harmoniously integrates with the local flora and fauna.
9. A design that harmonizes with the natural environment of the contiguous local creek and its flood plain
10. Coordination with local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding modifications, construction, or other improvements within a flood plain.
11. Additional athletic facilities as may be identified and described
12. Play areas as they may be identified and described

Contact Bob Lynch at bob@robertdalelynch.com for more information and how to apply.

Assistant Landscape Architect

Fyffe Landscape Architecture

Arlington, VA

Posted 5/11/22

Full-time or Part-time position / hours negotiable.  Salary commensurate with skillset and experience, starting at $30/hr.

About Us: FLA specializes in high end residential design, finding innovative solutions to everyday lifestyles. Using natural resources and sustainable concepts, we’ve transformed subdivision configurations, entrance features, commercial streetscapes, horse farms, and roof gardens.We are looking for an assistant to join our small business to help us grow. The ideal candidate will be someone who is enthusiastic about garden design, excited to contribute new and creative ideas for our clients and for the growth of our business. Ideal candidates are highly motivated and creative individuals who are willing to learn in a small business environment, bring improved organization to a growing business, and are interested in gaining access to all aspects of a landscape architecture business that specializes in high-end gardens.

Primary responsibilities:This role is a generalist role that will be involved in all aspects of the landscape architect businessWork alongside the business owner to manage business operations, proposals, and client interactionPromote positive work atmosphere and bring creative ideas and energy to the table.Contribute to digital marketing / social media content for the business.Minimum requirements:

  • Technical skills: AutoCAD, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SketchUp, graphic design
  • Design and landscape business experience or relevant education

Preferred requirements:

  • Business management skills and experience
  • Hand drawing capabilities
  • Photoshop skills
  • Social media skills to include Instagram, Houzz, twitter, Pinterest and Facebook

How to contact: Interested, qualified candidates may send a resume and cover letter to susanne@fyffela.com.  Candidates may follow up with a phone call.

Landscape Designer (0-3 years’ experience)

Landscape Intern

LSG Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Tysons Corner, VA

Posted 5/2/22

Attention new graduates:  We are looking for talented, ambitious individuals who are market shakers, to join our award-winning landscape design practice located in the metro-DC area.

Some of our recent projects that have won awards from American Society of Landscape Architects and other prestigious organizations include:

2022

Frederick Douglass Park on the Tuckahoe Master Plan, ASLA Potomac Chapter.

Janelia Playground, ASLA Potomac Chapter

2021

Lewinsville Intergeneration Center, ASLA Virginia Chapter

Purcell Park Master Plan, ASLA Virginia Chapter

Rosslyn Highland Park/Queens Court, DesignArlington Award Program.

2020

Leidos’s Global Headquarters, Fairfax County James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award Program.

North County Park Master Plan, ASLA Maryland Chapter

2019

Lewinsville Senior Center, National Association for County Community and Economic Development

Reston Signature, Fairfax County James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards Program

2018

Eliot on 4th, Washington DC, ASLA Virginia Chapter

2017

TATA Consultancy Services, Nagpur, India, ASLA Maryland Chapter

Congress Heights Park, Washington, DC, ASLA Maryland Chapter

2016

Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA, ASLA Virginia Chapter.

Do you believe that you have what it takes to craft landscape architecture and place making that is smart, sustainable, creative, and transformational? Please contact us at careers@lsginc.com, if you are interested.  Looking forward to seeing you in our studio!

Registered Landscape Architect/Project Manager

Jordan Honeyman Landscape Architecture LLC

Washington, DC

Posted 5/2/22

Jordan Honeyman Landscape Architecture LLC has an immediate opening for a Registered Landscape Architect who is a flexible, forward thinking problem solver with 6-10 years’ experience.  The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proficiency in project management and problem-solving design for projects of varying type and size
  • Ability to direct project teams during feasibility studies and concept design though construction administration
  • Ability to effectively communicate with project stakeholders and design team members
  • Involvement in community outreach and engagement is a plus
  • BS and/or MLA in Landscape Architecture
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience
  • License to practice landscape architecture, preferably in MD and DC
  • Expertise in AutoCAD, LandFX, SketchUp and other 3D modeling programs and Adobe Suite programs (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Ability to manage various tasks and several projects at a time
  • An interest in planting design

Jordan Honeyman is an award winning, urban landscape architecture practice located in the heart of the vibrant Capitol Hill DC neighborhood.  We provide place centered, sustainable and community based design for a range of community, commercial, public and residential projects www.jordanhoneyman.com.  We also look for diverse project opportunities that enhance our knowledge base and keep things lively and interesting.  Jordan Honeyman team members are versatile, working on and participating in all project types and phases and our studio environment encourages collaboration and fosters a learning atmosphere.

We are an EOE and offer benefits and career advancement opportunities including competitive pay based on experience, 401K retirement plan, health care allowance, vacation, holiday and paid sick leave, flexible work day in office or hybrid arrangement and support for LA CES.

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, portfolio, and references to joan@jordanhoneyman.com.

Landscape Architect (6-10 years’ experience)

LSG Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Tysons Corner, VA

Posted 4/19/22

LSG Landscape Architecture, Inc. is seeking an experienced landscape architect to join our award-winning practice in the Washington DC Metropolitan region.

We are looking for talented and highly motivated individuals who work well with small and large teams and who enjoy the challenge of place making in a collaborative effort. The successful candidate will present strengths and practical experience in project management, creative problem solving and professional communication in verbal and written form. The candidate will have a solid understanding of the design process from concept to construction documentation. Experience with construction administration and specifications are also essential, as well as a demonstrated capacity to handle a range of responsibilities and tasks at all phases of a project.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • BS and/or MA/MLA in Landscape Architecture
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience
  • Licensed to practice landscape architecture
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, LandFX and Adobe Suite programs (Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Good understanding of plant material in the mid-Atlantic region and planting design
  • Ideal candidate may also possess following additional qualifications:
    • Possess residency or citizenship.
    • Arborist Certification.

Position and Benefits:

  • Long term prospect, with expectations for advancing responsibility and leadership potential
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Health insurance and Long Term and Short-Term health benefits,
  • 401K investment plan as well as corporate matching
  • Profit sharing
  • ASLA membership and support in professional training

Please submit your letter of interest, resume and portfolio, with references to careers@lsginc.com.

Part-time/ contract Landscape Architect

Scenic America

Washington, DC

Posted 4/8/22

Scenic America, a national nonprofit based in Washington, DC, is seeking a part-time/ contract Landscape Architect to support landscape design and planning projects in communities throughout the country. Applicants should be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field such as: placemaking, site design, stormwater/drainage, grading and plant materials and must demonstrate knowledge and experience in transportation and community planning. The selected candidate must be prepared to start quickly on their first project, which is to provide two full landscape architecture plans complete with construction and irrigation plans to be certified by a Florida-licensed landscape architect for a project in Walton County, Florida, by May 31, 2022. The full job description can be viewed here. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by April 22, 2022, to mark.falzone@scenic.org.

Project Designer/Manager (2 to 4 years of work experience)

Wolf Josey

Charlottesville, VA

Posted 4/8/22

About the position:
Our small office supports professional growth and development, flexibility and mentorship. Versatility, self-motivation and resourcefulness are qualities that fit well within our firm’s culture.  We value well-crafted and ecologically responsible landscapes.

We offer a competitive salary, full healthcare coverage, retirement savings plan and downtown parking.  We are located in the heart of Downtown with walkable access to other popular destinations including West Main Street, Belmont and IX Park.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino and MS Office Suite. Experience with construction drawing experience is strongly desired. Hand drawing skills, passion for design and regional plant knowledge are advantageous. Candidates must hold a MLA or BLA.

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience.

About Wolf Josey Landscape Architects:
Wolf Josey was founded in 2014 in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. We are a woman owned business working primarily in the mid-Atlantic region. With the belief that all landscapes are important contributors to a community and the environment, we bring our values of design and ecological responsibility to every project regardless of scale.  Click here for more details.

What do we need for application:
Submit the following in PDF format not exceeding 10mb in file size via email:
-Cover letter
-Resume
– Portfolio  (or 3-4 representative project pages with project role defined).

Email with subject line “Project Designer | First & Last Name” to
info@wolfjosey.com

No phone calls please.

LandDesign

Open Positions:

  • Landscape Architect (1+ years)
  • Senior Landscape Architect/Urban Designer (10+ years)
  • Landscape Architect/Master Planner

Alexandria, VA

Posted 4_6_22

Click here for links to each of the positions and all of the details.

Part time design/sales associate

Olson Weaver

Posted 3/17/22

Olson Weaver LLC is a landscape and architectural lighting design/install company that specializes in residential and commercial projects in the DC, VA, MD area.We are hiring a part time design/sales associate (Position immediately available). The design/sales associate will assist partners with existing client sales and design, project management, work with landscape designers to manage new referrals, and develop new business with landscape designers and contractors in the DC, Virginia MD area.  For more information and to apply please click here.

Junior Landscape Architect

Charles P. Johnson & Associates, Inc

Silver Spring, MD

Posted 3/17/22

Candidate will work on a variety of large and small projects from concept through construction for our private sector clients.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with an experienced team of registered landscape architects, land use planners, and civil engineering professionals on interesting and high-profile projects throughout the region.
  • Support the development and preparation of zoning, entitlement, and permit documents.
  • Assistance with the preparation of Development plans and approvals.
  • Travel to project sites to perform site inventory, tree identification and analysis.
  • Gain an understanding of codes and environmental restrictions that affect our work.
  • Research project-related issues and sustainable design practices.
  • Welcomed and encouraged to create 3D and perspective renderings for clients and marketing.
  • Occasional fieldwork will be necessary.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture.
  • Experience in Site Grading A MUST.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in site planning and landscape architectural design preferred.
  • 2-3 years working within an Engineering, Landscape Architecture or Planning Firm.
  • Graphic design presentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including oral presentations.
  • Working knowledge of plant materials.
  • Proficiency using Autodesk Civil3D.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office.

Recommended Skills

  • Proficiency using SketchUp, Photoshop or similar graphics design software.
  • Proficiency using Bluebeam or equivalent PDF software.

Forward resumes to: NWarren@cpja.com.

Landscape Architect Cultural
Quinn Evans
Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; and more locations
Posted 3/1/22
Quinn Evans is looking for an individual who is dedicated to cultural landscape conservation with skills and knowledge to lead and support planning and design projects, applying National Park Service (NPS) and The Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) standards for cultural landscapes. Project management skills and the ability to collaborate with teams as well as work independently is critical. The successful candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and possesses strong written, graphic, and verbal communication skills. The position requires an individual with initiative, flexibility, and a facility for multi-tasking.Full details, qualifications, and more can be found here.Submit cover letter, resume, and portfolio to resumes@quinnevans.com.

Landscape Architect (2-3 years’ experience preferred)

Full Time (40 Hrs) and/ or Part time (20 Hrs)

Fine Landscapes, Ltd.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, $65,000.00 – $75,000.00

Great Falls and Sterling, Virginia

Posted 2/17/22

Award-winning Northern Virginia Landscape Design/Build firm seeks a Landscape Design Professional to serve in a supporting role for the firm’s Landscape Architects and Construction Team. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience delivering Computer Assisted Design (CAD) graphics in the Residential Construction and/or Landscape Design service market.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/ BS Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD and Sketch Up, with Lumion as a plus.
  • Ability to read and interpret Landscape Architectural and/or Construction drawings.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, In Design and other Adobe Suite software for presentation purposes
  • Understanding of Topographical and Geographic planning, grading, spot elevations, steps, top/ bottom of walls, and Civil plans.
  • Interpretation and finalization of hand-drawn plans and sketches.
  • Professional appearance with excellent communication, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of local zoning and building code requirements and ability to digest help our construction permitting process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare landscape designs from concept sketches to finished design, assist with drawing management and client presentation packages.
  • AutoCAD, Sketchup, and hand drawn plans to convey residential design including hardscapes, pavilions, fire features, outdoor kitchens, and landscaping.
  • Conduct research as necessary and assist with technical and administrative assignments, tabulations, cost estimates, etc.
  • Since we import our own plant materials, a candidate with a passion for Horticulture is a plus.
  • Attend meetings with clients and subcontractors.
  • Plant and site layout coordination with project managers and staff as needed.

Interested applicants should forward resume, 3 current character references, and 3 samples of landscape plan work all bundled together in a single PDF file (<5MB). Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits.

Please forward resume, work samples, and questions/ calls to Oomer Syed, PLA, ASLA, osyed@finelandscapes.com, 571.244.1238.

Mid-Level Landscape Architect

Charles P. Johnson & Associates, Inc

Silver Spring, MD

Posted 2/14/22

The ideal candidate will be responsible for working on a wide range of large and small projects including residential, mixed use, commercial and institutional. The position includes direct mentorship of junior staff and working collaboratively with co-workers to develop design drawings. Environmental assessments of sites and preparation of these plans for approval by the agencies will be required. The position will includes regular meetings with the clients and agencies and an understanding of development design, and the review and approval processes within the various local agencies is desired. The applicant will be working in a team environment with other Landscape Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and CADD technicians. We are looking for an applicant that will participate in organizations and activities related to the industry and contribute to the CPJA marketing effort.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture (PLA/RLA required)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in site planning and landscape architectural design
  • Site Grading skills
  • Graphic design presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Oral presentation experience
  • Autodesk Civil 3D experience
  • Recommended Skills and Experience
  • Photoshop, Sketch-Up, or similar
  • Office programs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel

This position includes full benefits including Medical, Dental and Vision, Profit Sharing, 401K, and Stock Purchase opportunities.

For consideration, please forward your resume to employment@cpja.com with a subject of “Mid-Level Landscape Architect.”

Designer (1 – 3 years’ experience)

OEHME, VAN SWEDEN |OvS

Washington, DC

Posted 2/9/22

OvS, an internationally-recognized, award-winning landscape architecture firm located on historic Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking a qualified, dynamic, candidate with one to three years of experience.  The position requires a high level of design for a diversified mix of clients that includes government agencies, public institutions, businesses, and private residences.

The Opportunity: We are seeking a creative and talented Designer to join our team and support the firm’s senior staff and principals on projects. The ideal candidate will have strong design skills, enjoy working within a creative team and have a strong work ethic. This position will provide the opportunity to work on a broad spectrum of projects and will build a strong foundation in design and construction.

The Role: With an exciting range of projects on the horizon, we are looking for a highly-motivated candidate to take on a key role with our team.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Participate in all phases of a project from master plan through construction observation
  • Prepare site analysis documents and diagrams, conduct research relevant to project work, prepare illustrative plans and narrative descriptions, and assist with material selections
  • Deliver a high standard of graphic, written, and verbal communication, actively engage with and contribute to a design studio culture
  • Participate as a member of a team, with an ability to collaborate by providing input as well as listening to others.

About you: This role is ideally suited to someone with 1 – 3 years of relevant experience and:

  • Qualifications in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or a related discipline
  • Expertise in the use of relevant software applications including AutoCAD. Proficiency with BIM / Revit / 3D modeling will be an advantage, but a willingness to learn is also valued
  • Strong graphic skills in Adobe programs including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Strong knowledge base for plants, with a desire to deepen familiarity of plant species and develop skills in planting design.

Send resume, references, and portfolio examples as a PDF attachment to employ@ovsla.com. Maximum file size 10 MB. Please include Landscape Architect: Designer in the subject line. No phone calls, please. For additional information, please review our website Contact – OvS | Landscape Architecture (ovsla.com)

 

Hord Coplan Macht
Landscape Designer (0-3 years of experience)
Baltimore, MD
Posted 1/10/22
About Our People Excellent design can’t happen without exceptional people. This value continues to guide our growth. We hire talented people, inspire them with work that they love, and build a team that becomes a family.
About Our Search Our Baltimore office is looking for a well-qualified, enthusiastic, and inspired individual to join the Landscape Architecture Studio.  Our next team member will have excellent design, communication, technical, graphic and visualization skills and a passion for the landscape architecture.  As a part of our team, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow while working on a broad range of project types within our studio.  You will also have the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with our in-house teams of Urban Planners, Architects and Interior Designers.About the Position

  • Create site analysis diagrams and graphics
  • Support project managers and senior staff in collecting precedent imagery and creating image boards
  • Preparing site plan and 3D renderings and assist in developing design presentations
  • Developing and drafting construction documents; plans and details
  • Perform any other duties or tasks assigned or required

About You 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture required
  • 0-3 years of experience in a Landscape Architecture practice
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, Lumion, Enscape or other 3D presentation software is required
  • Experience in conceptualizing and developing design presentation graphics
  • Experience and/or strong interest in construction detailing and preparation of construction documents
  • Ability to work, communicate and ask questions effectively as a team member to achieve the project goals
  • Passion towards design, strong work ethic and sense of ownership and pride in your work and role as part of the team.
  • Ability to produce high-quality document under deadline-driven environments

Click here for more information and the link to apply.

Program Manager

Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)
Washington, DC

Posted 1_5_22

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) seeks a relationship-focused, results-oriented Program Manager to join our small, dynamic, and collaborative team. The Program Manager will coordinate LAF’s student scholarships, new BIPOC scholarship-internship-mentorship program, and other DEI-focused initiatives. This position plays a critical role in achieving LAF’s goals to strengthen and diversify our global capacity as a profession and cultivate the next generation of design leaders.

LAF is a national, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that invests in research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives to increase the influence and impact of landscape architects to create a sustainable, healthy and equitable future. The Program Manager joins a passionate and forward-thinking team that is engaged with leaders and next practices in landscape architecture.

Click here for all of the details and how to apply.

Program Director for Environmental Resilience and Landscape Design
Neighborhood Design Center
Hyattsville, MD
Compensation: $85-$100K 

Posted 12_31_21

Neighborhood Design Center Program Director is currently seeking a Landscape Architect to lead a collaborative, mission-driven team working on Maryland green infrastructure programs and projects from streetscapes and landscape design to urban forestry. As a Program Director, you are team, project, client, and business leader. You develop NDC’s practice area focused on green infrastructure. This role is for a leader who loves community-centered work and gets excited about managing mission-focused green infrastructure projects and an extremely dedicated team of design and urban forestry professionals. Within this work, you develop and manage a significant portfolio of programs and projects with a commitment to people and mission, backed by business acumen. This position requires the ability to build and advance a vision for community-driven environmental resilience appropriate to NDC and our partners, manage multiple programs and projects, oversee a collaborative design team, foster partnerships, and demonstrate knowledge of innovative and best practices in the field.

All the details and the link to apply are here.

Landscape Designer
STUDIO39 Landscape Architecture
Alexandria, VA

Posted 12_6_21

STUDIO39 Landscape Architecture is an established firm, located in Alexandria since 1993. We are seeking a talented, self-motivated, designer with STRONG graphic capabilities to join our team! Candidates must have excellent CAD detailing and CAD construction document experience. In this position, you will be responsible for site design of projects from schematic design through construction documents; perform drafting and create presentation exhibits for projects ranging from roof top amenities to streetscapes and urban plazas; and  will collaborate directly with other disciplines.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s  or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience at a design-related firm.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Lumion, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office 365.
  • Land F/X, BIM, Revit or other similar program experience is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Equipped to work remotely.
  • Pro-active and confident in managing time and workload.
  • The ability and desire to collaborate in a team environment on multiple projects.
  • Experience managing all phases of work for a project, including construction documentation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to support colleagues.
  • Professional registration (PLA) is a plus but not required.

STUDIO39 allows our employees to work fully remote (work-from-home) or hybrid, dependent on the candidate’s location.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401K with 3% match, vacation and sick time and paid holidays.

Reply with  cover letter including desired salary, resume and work samples/portfolio to careers@studio39.com.

Landscape Architect (1+ years)
LandDesign
Alexandria, VA

Posted 12_2_21

Hiring passionate people. Fostering good relationships. Dedication to great work.  These are just three of our values that have carried us over the past 40+ years and will continue to carry us into the future.

As our firm continues to grow, we continue to be on the lookout for the next great designer; you.  We are currently seeking entry-level Landscape Architects with up to 3 years of experience to join us in our DC office.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or comparable field
  • AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and SketchUp experience is required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong co-op, internship, or work experience in a design firm is a plus
  • 1-3 years of related experience

Click here to find out more and to submit your resume, cover letter, and a design portfolio (that showcases your amazing talent).

 
Director, Landscape Architecture, Outdoor Classrooms
Out Teach
Washington, DC
Posted 11/18/21

Out Teach seeks a mission-oriented entrepreneurial Director, Landscape Architecture, Outdoor Classrooms with a track record of proven leadership to develop a strategic vision for the national expansion of our services. The ideal candidate is a Landscape Architect with experience in both the design and construction of outdoor learning spaces. In addition to providing excellent management to our Project Management Team, the Director, Landscape Architecture, Outdoor Classrooms is a brand ambassador, representing Out Teach to a wide variety of external constituents, such as school communities, volunteers, vendors, and funders.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience/Education: 

  • A four-year college degree in a similar field of study and/or equivalent work experience; PLA or RLA certification or degree in landscape architecture
  • Knowledge of permitting process and ability to navigate the process or coach others to do so in new communities
  • Experience in strategic guidance and business development
  • Proven ability to embody strong leadership and oversee a team to ensure high-quality programming
  • Experience in overseeing the design, development, and successful implementation of products and services
  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment and lead expansion in a growing organization

For more about Out Teach, this position, and how to apply, click here.

Landscape Architect
Colao & Peter
Sterling, VA

Posted 11/3/21

Colao & Peter is one of the most award-winning and fastest growing landscape design/build firms serving Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. We specialize in residential and commercial projects of all sizes including, but not limited to, complete site design and pools construction, pool houses, decks, patios, walkways, plantings, water features, driveways and outdoor kitchens.

Qualified individuals will:

– understand landscape design and construction, a degree in a landscape architecture

– be completely proficient in AutoCad and other design related software (Sketchup, Pool Studio, etc..)

– enjoy being in front of clients

– enjoy working in a team environment

Benefits: 401k and Health insurance

Contact:  Joe Colao, Partner; joe@colaopeter.com;  202.460.3322

Landscape Architecture Senior Project Manager / Project Manager
Timmons Group
Washington, DC

Posted 10/27/21

Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News.   Our award-winning landscape architecture and land planning team offers an extensive range of consulting and design services for urban, commercial, parks and recreation, economic development, environmental, transportation, residential and government clients across multiple markets. This position requires leadership, business development, and sound project management experience to support the growth goals of the firm and the diversification of the office established in Washington, D.C.. Applicants should also demonstrate a diverse range of public and private project experience with excellent design, graphic, communication, and presentation skills.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission and Shared Values.

Full details and application portal are here.  Interested applicants can also send a resume and portfolio to sam.na@timmons.com.

Designer, Entry Level Landscape Architect (1-4 years experience)
Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd.
Alexandria, VA

Posted 10/4/21

MVLA has an opening for a full-time position of Designer, Entry Level Landscape Architect (1-4 years experience) to work directly with Project Managers and Principal on all aspects of landscape planning and architecture design, documentation, and construction administration for local and national projects.

Characteristics and Skills

  • Strong design skills, creative-thinker, comfortable with hand-drawing
  • Team player, eager to collaborate but equally self-motivated to work independently
  • Proactive and ready to contribute energy to office culture
  • Great interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong writer, fluent in English – written and verbal

Experience and Qualifications

  • Professional degree in Landscape Architecture
  • Technical capability in CAD, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite, Excel
  • Proficient in digital visualization and 3D modelling a plus
  • Permits/Visas to work in USA full-time
  • Licensure not required
  • Good working knowledge of plants and construction detailing a plus

Please send a CV and portfolio as a single PDF attachment, no larger than 10MB, to info@vergason.net or MVLA mailing address.  Put name in the subject of your email/envelope. No phone calls please.

 

WM DC Landscape Architecture Positions

Posted 9/30/21

Wiles Mensch DC is excited to be welcoming applicants to join our team!  We are searching for enthusiastic and dedicated professionals looking to work on a vast array of projects.  Candidates should be highly organized, with a strong design sense, eager to build their knowledge base and work on impactful community building projects. Candidates should want to engage and continue to develop a dynamic workplace of communication and collaboration.

All positions are full-time salaried posts with associated benefits package. See descriptions below for job specific information.  Candidates interested in either position should send an email inquiry, including resume and portfolio sample to hr@wilesmenschdc.com.

Entry Level Landscape Designer

Reston, VA

The role requires a basic working knowledge of project process and production methods, integral to completing projects and day to day tasks. Candidates can expect to assist project teams in site analysis, document production, design team coordination, site visits, and related project tasks. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and SketchUp is expected, and additional graphic or drafting software competence is a plus.  The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and efficiently via various coordination mediums is essential to this role, as well as being a good listener to translate what is being communicated into required tasks. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a couple of years of production experience, who pays attention to details, has an eye on career growth and is open to constructive feedback

Position Highlights:

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a Landscape Architecture office preferred
  • Strong design sense
  • Strong computer skills – CAD, Adobe, Sketchup, etc
  • Suitable for self-motivated, detail oriented individual looking for growth opportunities.
  • Competitive salary and full benefits package.

Mid-level Landscape Architect

Reston, VA or Washington, DC

We are also looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated experienced professional, looking for career opportunities and advancement.  The role requires a strong working knowledge of project process and production methods, collaboration, and Project Management.  Candidates can expect to communicate with Clients as well as lead projects and team members in project related tasks to meet project goals.  The capacity to communicate and collaborate effectively and efficiently via various coordination mediums is essential to this role, as well as being able to plan and provide direction on essential project tasks.  Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and SketchUp is expected, and additional graphic or drafting software competence is a plus.  The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with an eye on career growth.

Position highlights

  • 5 or more years experience
  • Registered LA a plus (not required)
  • Experience in one or all of VA, MD or DC
  • Reston or DC office post
  • Familiar with all aspects of the design process
  • Good Communication skills (Verbal and writing)
  • Project Management skills
  • Staff Management experience a plus
  • Strong organization skills
  • Comfortable with CA and field visits
  • QC capabilities
  • Collaborate with other Senior Staff on Studio progress
  • Critical thinker
  • Comfortable coordinating with all disciplines – Architects, Engineers, and other Team Members

 

Landscape Architect (entry level or emerging professional)
Jennifer Horn Landscape Architecture
Clarendon, VA

Posted 9/23/21

We are an award-winning firm specializing in high-end residential design with additional services including multi family design, landscape appraisals, estimating and general consulting.   We’re a boutique firm, which means every team member will be given opportunities to take as much responsibility as they can handle.

Generally, we are looking for talented, detail-oriented people looking to grow in our company.

Benefits:

  • 5% owner contribution to SEP plan annually (after 1 year)
  • Healthcare
  • Flex/WFH hybrid schedule
  • Merit-based bonuses
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Proficiency in CAD, Creative Suites, Sketchup, Excel
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of local plants (knowledge of tropical plants is a plus)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Current driver’s license
  • Passion for Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Interior Design, particularly in residential settings

Applicants must have a degree in an accredited landscape architecture or architecture program. 

Please send cover letter and samples of work to jennifer@jh-la.com. No phone calls. 

 

Landscape Architect (5-8 years of experience in landscape architecture)
A Morton Thomas and Associates
Rockville or Towson, MD

Posted 9/15/21

We are a 100% employee-owned multidisciplinary firm with a track record of more than 60 years of excellence providing landscape architecture, environmental investigation and permitting, civil engineering, surveying, and construction engineering and inspection services. AMT’s staff of more than 500 employees offers far-reaching expertise and a commitment to delivering successful projects to our clients.  Our offices foster a highly supportive and collaborative environment in and between our 20 office locations. As an active and socially responsible organization, we pride ourselves on the partnerships we build with our clients to improve communities.   This position will focus on development of connections between communities and relationships with clients for a variety of projects from park master plans, campus and institutional site development, trail and greenway studies and design, community engagement and environmental commitments.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university
  • MD or VA Landscape Architect license with ability for reciprocity

Click here for the full job description and how to apply.

 

Landscape Designer (0-5 years of experience in a Landscape Architecture practice)
Hord Coplan Macht
Baltimore, MD

Posted 9/13/21

Our Baltimore office is looking for a well-qualified, enthusiastic, and inspired individual to join the Landscape Architecture Studio.  Our next team member will have excellent design, communication, technical, graphic and visualization skills and a passion for the landscape architecture.  As a part of our team, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow while working on a broad range of project types within our studio.  You will also have the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with our in-house teams of Urban Planners, Architects and Interior Designers.

About the Position

  • Create site analysis diagrams and graphics
  • Support project managers and senior staff in collecting precedent imagery and creating image boards
  • Preparing site plan and 3D renderings and assist in developing design presentations
  • Developing and drafting construction documents; plans and details
  • Perform any other duties or tasks assigned or required

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture required

Click here for more details and to apply.

 

3 positions
christopher consultants, ltd.

Posted 8/25/21

Bring your experience and connections to this great opportunity with christopher consultants, ltd., a leading Civil Engineering Firm in the Northern VA area.  In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, we offer a collaborative team atmosphere and the opportunity for individual growth and career advancement.

Entry Level Landscape Designer / Architect

Fairfax, VA

The Landscape Designer/Architect will work on various private and public sector projects within a team-oriented design environment. Project work will include conceptual and schematic landscape design and planning, landscape site plans, entitlement plans, tree inventory assessments and preservation plans, construction and hardscape documents, and presentation exhibits, renderings and 3D-modelling.  Details here.

Entry Level Land Planner

Manassas, VA

The Land Planner will work on various private and public sector projects within a team-oriented design environment. Project work will include land use and zoning research, preparing site evaluation studies, conceptual and schematic master planning, entitlement submission drawings, and presentation exhibits and graphics.  Details here.

Intermediate Level Land Planner

Richmond, VA

The Land Planner will work on various private and public sector projects within a team-oriented design environment. Project work will include land use and zoning research, preparing site evaluation studies, conceptual and schematic master planning, entitlement submission drawings, and presentation exhibits and graphics.  Details here.

 

Part-time Program Assistant (Mellon)
Dumbarton Oaks
Washington, DC
Hours: 21 hours per week (0.6FTE)

Posted 8/11/21

The Part-Time Program Assistant will provide support for the Urban Landscape Humanities Initiative, a Mellon-funded program that runs from July 1, 2019, to August 31, 2022, at Dumbarton Oaks. This is a temporary role for the period of the grant only. The Program Assistant will work under the supervision of the Program Director for Garden and Landscape Studies and in close collaboration with Communications, Events, Education, and Academic Program staff at Dumbarton Oaks. To learn more about the Mellon initiative please visit: https://www.doaks.org/research/garden-landscape/mellon-initiative-in-urban-landscape-studies

Click here for details and how to apply.

 

Planner & Landscape Architect (3-5 Years of Experience)
VIKA Maryland
Germantown, MD

Posted 8/4/21

VIKA Maryland, LLC is seeking an experienced Land Planner or Landscape Architect to join our staff in the Germantown, Maryland office. The successful candidate should have a degree in planning or landscape architecture with a portfolio documenting a range of planning, design and construction detailing experience.

Our office provides planning, design, and engineering services to developers and municipalities in Maryland, focusing on Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. We strive to integrate the expertise of our various professions and other consultants and expect a well-rounded understanding of how the built environment is constructed. Most of our work is infill, TOD, and urban redevelopment.  While our foundation is in entitlement work, we are building our design portfolio with a focus on placemaking, smart growth, and sustainable design principles; a desire to create environments that people take ownership of and pride in is essential.  To help us continue this growth, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage multiple projects, and coordinate with other disciplines within, and outside of the organization.

Minimum Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Landscape Architecture

Technical Requirements:

  • Experience in entitlement work.
  • Experience in plan production.
  • Software proficiency: AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and SketchUp is required. Civil 3D is preferred.
  • Basic understanding of plant material, grading and drainage, and construction materials.
  • Hand graphics skills are a plus.

Professional Requirements:

  • Licensure is not necessary, but an anticipated part of your career development.
  • To be considered for this position we need to see your work examples.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to mdemployment@vika.com with “Planner/LA Architect” in the subject line.

We currently offer great benefits that include medical, dental, 401k plan, generous tuition reimbursement and a professional development program. Our recruitment program brings new leaders into the company, while our professional development commitment encourages them to grow with us. VIKA Maryland, LLC provides a team-oriented environment, where staff members benefit from a comprehensive learning environment and many opportunities for advancement.  VIKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, age, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.