POSTED NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Blair Parker Design - Memphis, TN - Entry level graduate landscape architect postition

About

Blair Parker Design, LLC (BPD) is searching for a new team member to add to our talented team of landscape architects and designers. BPD is a Landscape Architecture firm in Memphis, TN specializing in creating places for people and building relationships with clients and our peers. BPD believes that all design problems have a solution and it’s our job to find it. We strive to create innovative, buildable projects to enhance the user experience. BPD is a respected firm with a wide range of skills and expertise in design, planning, stakeholder involvement and the public approval process.

We have projects across the southeast, from Missouri to Alabama as well as a few international projects. However, Memphis is our home and we take pride in doing work to strengthen the city and surrounding areas, creating a dynamic place to live and work. BPD has been involved in multiple projects in the city’s recent revitalization efforts including the Tennessee Brewery, Uptown Planning Study and various other infill projects.

 Job Responsibilities

·         Develop conceptual designs through both digital and hand-drawn graphics

·         Present concepts and designs to teammates and clients

·         Construction documentation and detailing

·         Participate in client meetings and implement feedback into designs

·         Join site visits for inventory and analysis

 Requirements

We are looking for a passionate, creative and innovative designer to join our team. Applicants should be willing to grow and learn about landscape architecture and allied professions. As part of our team, you must have a degree from an accredited landscape architecture program and the following skills/experience:

- Personal Skills

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

  • Self-motivated to research and evaluate problems

  • Quickly learn and implement new information

  • Collaborative problem solver with internal and external team members

  • Quickly adaptable to a professional office environment

  • Open and willing to evaluate all ideas and methods

  • Open to constructive criticism and feedback on design concepts

  • Enjoys National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

- Technical Skills:

  • Conceptual Design through both digital and hand graphics

    • Hand sketching

    • Adobe Creative Suite or similar

  • Design development based on internal and external feedback

  • Eager to learn new software to broaden your skills

  • Construction documentation and detailing

    • AutoCAD or similar drafting program

    • SketchUp or similar 3D modeling and rendering

    • Microsoft office software, i.e. Excel, Word, etc.

 -  Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Professional office experience, including internships

  • Construction experience with landscape installation or maintenance

  • Digital software knowledge – (ex: M-Color and Lumion)

 

Office Perks

BPD is an open studio environment focused on collaboration. Communication amongst team members is critical for a successful project. Our office environment encourages these principles internally and when working with other consultants. We offer flexible hours and early weekends to promote a proper work/life balance. Balance is critical for our team members to be happy and productive.

 BPD also encourages professional development, licensure and continued learning. We support each other in interests and passions in the field of landscape architecture, in the community, and in outside areas. BPD also offers health insurance options for full time employees.

 How to Apply

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, resume and digital portfolio (10mb or less) with work samples that demonstrate the skills described above to info@blairparkerdesign.com. Please do not send hard copies.


POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018

PAGE | DUKE landscape architects.  Nashville, TN  -  Entry level graduate landscape architect position

 

  • One to two years of experience in a professional design office (can be internships).

  • Experience producing construction documents including hardscape and planting design, grading and construction details.

  • Strong CAD skills (AutoCAD) and experience with Adobe Suite.

  • Excellent graphic communication skills (freehand and digital graphics).

  • Proficiency with Photoshop, SketchUp, LandFX are preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Interest in fine garden design (knowledge of horticulture practices and regional plant material).

  • Creative design sensibilities and attention to detail.

  • Great collaborator and communicator – excellent verbal and written skills.

  • Interpersonal skills – ability to interact with individuals at all levels.

  • Professional degree in Landscape Architecture from accredited college or university.

  • PAGE | DUKE landscape architects promotes the personal and professional growth of our staff who serve our clients every day. We offer competitive salaries and strong personal and professional benefit packages:

Inquiries to julia@pageduke.com


POSTED AUGUST 03, 2018

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – PLACEMAKER – COLLABORATOR

 (3-5 years of Experience)

Hawkins Partners is looking to add a new member to our talented and award-winning team of landscape architects, designers, and planners.  Our firm understands the power of landscape architecture to enhance the human experience, catalyze meaningful engagement between people, and solve the problems facing cities. Our practice is dedicated to connecting "people to community" through everything we do. For more than thirty years, we have built a highly capable and respected firm with a wide range of expertise in the design and planning of mixed-use developments, public spaces, rooftop amenities, sustainable site design, complete streets and park systems.

We are a Nashville based firm with a portfolio that spans across multiple states extending from South Carolina to Michigan. Nashville is our backyard, and we take pride in advocating and designing thoughtful places and spaces that have contributed to its growth over the past thirty years.  Nashville recently ranked the 7th fastest growing city by Forbes, offers a low tax environment (i.e., no state income tax), and high quality of life. Within minutes to an hour drive, you can experience a wide range of exceptional outdoor environments for hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. Nashville also offers an ever-growing urban experience with high-quality entertainment and restaurants. 

We are looking for an individual who is passionate as we are about delivering inspirational projects, engaging with the community, and realizing the full potential of landscape architecture. A successful candidate should be a self-starter, collaborator, and dedicated to honing their craft as a landscape architect. As a part of our team, you will be expected to:

Manage and collaborate on projects:

•    3-5 years of experience working in the role of helping manage and produce landscape architectural construction document packages. Within six months you will manage small to medium size projects

•    Possess the proclivity toward the understanding of construction detailing and the ability to develop detailing to support and elevate design concepts

•    Accredited degree in landscape architecture, horticulture, or other equivalent experience (LEED, Sustainable Sites accreditation or landscape architecture licensing a plus)

•    Proven ability to communicate effectively both graphically, orally and through writing. (hand graphics and ability to quickly sketch ideas a plus)

Collaboratively solve problems:

•    Disposition and comfort toward searching for answers

•    Strong research abilities and application of knowledge gained

•    Work collaboratively with both internal and external team members

•    Bring new information to bear on the problem at hand

•    Demonstrate the ability to develop creative solutions in a team environment

Apply technological tools:

•    Be able to adapt quickly and work in Vectorworks workflow within three months

•    Integrate SketchUp and Lumion within design development workflow. (Knowledge of Revit and Rhino is a plus)

•    Willing to learn new software and understand potential application to enhance our office's services

•    Exhibit a proficiency in the use of the Adobe Creative Cloud software (with an emphasis on Photoshop and InDesign) and Microsoft office products 

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, resume, and digital portfolio with representative samples of your work that demonstrate the ability to meet the above expectations to admin@hawkinspartners.com. Please do not mail hard copies or send links to portfolio websites.


POSTED JULY 09, 2018

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT,

Nashville, TN

Hodgson Douglas, an award-winning landscape architecture firm located in Nashville, TN, is seeking a Landscape Architect with 5-10 years of professional experience to join our energetic and creative design studio.

Hodgson Douglas is a Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning Firm, committed to design excellence and the creation of sustainable, beautiful, and memorable landscapes that evoke a sense of place and connect communities to the built environment. Hodgson Douglas values professional growth, work-life balance, and a collaborative open office environment. Hodgson Douglas’ diverse portfolio includes high profile urban spaces, parks, retail, mixed-use and civic centers, multi-family residential communities, institutional and campus planning, medical facilities, and green infrastructure. For a more in depth cross section of work, please visit www.hodgsondouglas.com.

 Successful Landscape Architect Candidates will demonstrate a superior level of design skill, creativity and a passion for continued learning and professional growth. This position serves as the critical contact point between the firm and its clients as well as consultants and contractors with whom we work. As such, strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills are essential to the position. Candidates must be creative, organized, detail-oriented, efficient, adaptable to changing deadlines and priorities, and able to work collaboratively and confidently within a project team. The position serves a crucial role within the overall firm structure and exists to fulfill the overall, as well as day to day, management of individual projects within the firm.  Candidates should be passionate about design and the practice of landscape architecture and motivated to make an impactful difference in this profession and it’s changing role in shaping built environments.

Skills Required

•    5-10 years professional experience

•    Experience in working on Landscape Architecture projects from Concept to Construction Administration

•    Technically competent and experienced with both plant and hardscape design

•    Well organized

•    Excellent verbal and written communications skills

•    Ability to communicate via sketches and hand graphics

•    Disciplined in time management

•    Strong personal skills including phone skills and personal interaction with clients

•    Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks/schedules at one time

•    Ability to effectively manage and delegate work to Project Designers within the firm

•    Ability and Passion for collaboration during the entire design and construction process

•    Working toward licensure or licensed

•    Self-motivated

Education Requirements

BLA or MLA from an accredited Landscape Architecture program required.

Hodgson Douglas offers competitive salary commensurate with experience.                                        

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and work samples, in PDF format to Chris Mantle at cmantle@hodgsondouglas.com.


POSTED MAY 16, 2018

Hedstrom Design Landscape Architecture is Hiring a Project Manager

Hedstrom Design Landscape Architecture is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based landscape architecture firm bringing creative design and detailing to projects of all types and scales.  We work hard in a fast-paced, collaborative environment while valuing life outside of the office.  Our open studio allows for easy sharing of ideas and expertise.  Hedstrom is currently accepting applications for a project manager/landscape architect with a diverse range of project experience, including residential design.  Please visit www.hedstromdesign.com to learn more about the firm.

Location:

The Hedstrom studio is located in a redeveloped 1920s building only a short walk from downtown.  Knoxville is one of the fastest growing cities in the southeast and maintains a low cost of living.  Located within an hour of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville is a destination for those interested in many types of outdoor activities.  Knoxville is also within three hours of Charlotte and Asheville, NC, Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA.  Learn more about Knoxville:

http://www.visitknoxville.com/

http://www.outdoorknoxville.com/

http://insideofknoxville.com/

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited landscape architecture program

  • 5-10 years of professional experience working under a licensed Landscape Architect

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Sketchup, hand-drawing

  • Experience managing all phases of the design and construction process

  • Experience interacting and coordinating with clients, consultants, and contractors

  • Knowledge of Zone 6-7 plant material

  • Knowledge of construction practices as they relate to Landscape Architecture

  • Knowledge of building products, construction details, and relevant regulations

  • Knowledge of irrigation design

  • Ability to adjust to dynamic project priorities

  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines

  • Strong design and graphic skills that can be expressed in a variety of formats

While superior design, computer, and hand graphic skills are important, Hedstrom seeks additional qualities from an individual who complements and contributes to our firm’s culture and team.  Ideal candidates are detail-oriented team players who possess a sense of humor and the ability to adapt to changing deadlines and priorities with ease.  Candidates must be proactive and resourceful critical thinkers with strong listening and communication skills and the ability to self-edit work.  Honesty, integrity, and personal-accountability are of utmost importance.  If you are a motivated, creative, and articulate individual who loves design and wants to become an integral member of a firm, we want to hear from you. 

Hedstrom is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status and parental status. 

All application materials are submitted in confidence.  Please send resume, work samples, and references in pdf format to erin@hedstromdesign.com


POSTED MAY 07, 2018

Kiser +Vogrin Design is Hiring!                                                                 

Kiser + Vogrin Design has an immediate opening for an experienced landscape architect/designer who has documented experience in site design and detailed document preparation.

Located in the thriving Cool Springs area of Franklin, TN and within easy access to downtown Nashville, KVD is an award-winning landscape architecture, land planning and urban design firm recognized for its collaborative and team oriented professional culture with a commitment to innovative design, sustainability, and client satisfaction. Working for our firm offers the benefits of a smaller office with opportunities for professional growth while gaining experience in all aspects of the site planning and design process.

We are a fun and talented group who enjoy working (and playing) hard in a uniquely creative office space…..and we all get along!

KVD’s diverse portfolio includes both public and private clients with projects ranging in scope from large-scale land planning to site-specific design and implementation.  Our project types include mixed-use development; urban infill; residential communities; plazas, parks and greenways; commercial & campus planning, water quality and some residential design.  Our current and forthcoming workload includes some of the coolest projects we’ve booked to date.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a superior level of design skill, creativity and a passion for continued learning and professional growth. Candidates must be detail-oriented, efficient, and adaptable to changing deadlines and priorities. A pleasant, agreeable personality and the ability to work collaboratively within a project team are prerequisite.

Skills Required:

• Graduation from an accredited college/university with a degree in landscape architecture

• Command of AutoCAD and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office required

• Working knowledge of SketchUp and other 3-D modeling programs preferred

• Excellent hand graphics, specifically at the conceptual level….yes we still design by hand

• Ability to construct CAD drawings in accordance with office standards & under the guidance of senior staff

• Construction document and detailing experience preferred

• Strong oral, written and graphic communication skills….you will interact with our Clients

• Excellent time-management and organizational skills

• Ability to self-edit work and command a high level of accuracy

A Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture is preferred.  A Master’s degree in landscape architecture with a profession affiliated Bachelor’s degree will be considered.

We want rock stars!  If this sounds like you, please send confidential inquiries, qualifications and work samples to Dwight Kiser at Dwight@kiservogrin.com or Gary Vogrin at Gary@kiservogrin.com.

Kiser + Vogrin Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

www.kiservogrin.com

 


POSTED DECEMBER 05, 2017

Ragan - Smith

Landscape  Architect

Nashville, TN

Ragan-Smith Associates, Inc. is seeking a licensed Landscape Architect with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program with 4 or more years of experience. This individual will be responsible for collaboration of project design on a wide range of large and small (and many times award-winning) projects. Nashville is an exciting market! Ragan-Smith is looking for energetic and motivated individuals to join our team and collaborate in-house with other landscape architects, land planners, civil engineers and land surveyors to assist our clients in the development of public sector projects including comprehensive land planning, parks & recreation projects, greenways, streetscapes and multi-modal transportation projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project Management

  • CAD drafting

  • Landscape design

  • Land planning design

  • Public presentations of projects

  • Site layout and grading

  • Site plan renderings

  • Quality control review of proposed plans

  • Preparation of bid documents/submittal documents

  • Review and preparation of specifications

Essential Requirements:

  • AutoCAD (Civil 3D preferred)

  • InDesign

  • PhotoShop

  • GIS (ArcView) – not required but beneficial

  • Verbal and writing communication skills

Ragan-Smith provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Compensation will be negotiated based on level of experience and skills.

Ragan-Smith takes great pride in setting a standard of excellence as a consulting firm. Our staff of talented professionals strives to complete our work with expertise, professionalism, and integrity entrusted to us by our clients. Our focus on each project remains until we meet the expectations of our client and achieve our own standard of excellence.

Ragan-Smith is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

***Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to hr@ragansmith.com.***


POSTED DECEMBER 05, 2017

Ragan - Smith

Landscape Designer

Nashville, TN

Ragan-Smith Associates, Inc. is seeking an entry level Landscape Designer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program. This individual will be responsible for collaboration of project design on a wide range of large and small (and many times award-winning) projects. Nashville is an exciting market! Ragan-Smith is looking for energetic and motivated individuals to join our team and collaborate in-house with other landscape architects, civil engineers and land surveyors to assist our clients in the development of commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • CAD drafting support

  • Landscape design and drafting

  • Site inspection of installed landscaping performance per plans

  • Land planning design

  • Public presentations of projects

  • Site layout and grading

  • Site plan renderings

  • Quality control review of proposed plans

  • Preparation of bid documents/submittal documents

  • Review and preparation of specifications

Essential Requirements:

  • AutoCAD (Civil 3D preferred)

  • InDesign

  • PhotoShop

Ragan-Smith provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Compensation will be negotiated based on level of experience and skills.

Ragan-Smith is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

***Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to hr@ragansmith.com.***