Landscape Architect


SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture

Job Description

 SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture is looking for a top-quality person in the Ballard office. SCJ Studio is part of SCJ Alliance, multi-disciplinary firm with 5 offices in Washington. Enjoy the benefits and security of a large firm, while working in the 4-person, landscape architecture-focused Ballard office. Want a small firm feel with none of the drawbacks? This is it: enjoy full benefits and professional training that supports your career as a landscape architect while working on a variety of project types. We are looking for a licensed landscape architect with 5+ years of direct landscape architecture experience. At SCJ Studio we perform perform professional level planning, site design and graphic design tasks in a variety of formats and settings. The work is varied, from luxury single family residential to high profile regional transportation projects. Commercial, multi-family and campus/institutional work round out our typical client list. 

Job Requirements

Duties may include any work associated with project execution and additional tasks that may be assigned. Tasks assigned may include:

  • Communication with design team members
  • Assist in the management of individual projects and drawing production
  • Site inventory and analysis duties including on-site investigations and mapping
  • Research of code, regulations or standards
  • Development of programs, schematics, and concepts
  • Drafting and development of design drawings and construction documents (manually and utilizing Adobe, CAD and LandFX software)
  • Development of construction specifications
  • Perform construction observation, review of shop drawings, materials submittals
  • Delivery/retrieval of project materials
  • Design/development of communication materials (graphics, hand and computer)
  • Assist in the maintenance of project files (paper and digital)
  • Assist in the maintenance of digital file storage, digital libraries of graphic symbols, cad details, etc.
  • Manage projects as assigned, depending on experience level
  • Assist with business development and securing new clients, depending on experience level
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree of landscape architecture from a college or university accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).
  • Five years of experience in the fields of site planning, recreation planning, site design, landscape design
  • Experience working with a team to develop conceptual, schematic, and construction documents for landscape architecture projects
  • Strong design and problem-solving skills
  • A positive, "we can help" attitude
  • Clear communication skills with team members, consultants and clients
  • Experience utilizing Autodesk/LandFX, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling and MSOffice
  • Ability to graphically render plans either by hand (marker, pencil) and using computer rendering programs
  • A landscape architecture license in the primary state of planned practice or a Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Board (CLARB) record in good standing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Seven to ten years of experience in the fields of site planning, recreation planning, site design, landscape design, and/or GIS mapping and analysis.
  • Experience with GIS mapping and analysis
  • Experience with Bluebeam, Revit, Infrastructure Design Suite

Special Requirements/Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily performed in an office setting, however you may go on site visits to make bids on potential projects and/or to see the progression of a won projects.
  • During site visits, projects may be under construction and therefore muddy, dirty and containing normal construction related dangers. Safety gear is usually not required, but will be provided if necessary.
  • Requires operating office machines such as, but not limited to, computers, copiers, phone and scanners.
  • A Washington State Driver's License is required. 

Terms of Employment

Full Time, salaried position with health care benefits, Flexplan, 401k with company match, profit sharing, project manager bonus program, and professional development/training benefits.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and your portfolio to: [email protected]. Please attach files, do not send links.

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