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Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds (BNP) is currently seeking a Senior Landscape Architect. You will be a key player in managing high-end clients, overseeing projects independently, and collaborating with internal and external team members.

The role demands a balance between the firm’s decades-old design philosophy and addressing contemporary challenges such as climate change and heat island effects.

What they are looking for:

  • Passionate about improving the experience of children in their playgrounds and value the importance of connecting children to nature.
  • Someone who enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment.
  • A problem solver that is always looking for unique and creative solutions.
  • A good communicator that is always looking one step ahead.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Work with clients to establish design criteria and budget expectations for various projects throughout North America.
  • Host webinars and workshops regarding the advocacy for connecting to nature.
  • Oversee and prepare drawings from design concept through to construction documentation using AutoCAD.
  • Provide quantity takeoffs for project budgeting/estimating purposes.
  • Keep the client informed and updated on project progress.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Fluent knowledge of landscape design.
  • Ability to visualize and describe plans in 3D.
  • Adaptable and flexible to meet important deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Relentless attention to detail.
  • Critical, strategic thinker with comprehensive analytical skills.
  • Well-versed in metric and imperial units.
  • Strong understanding of plant knowledge.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in various stages of development.
  • Graduate of an accredited Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design program or similar relevant education.
  • Full membership (including seal) in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) is considered an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license to conduct site reviews and attend in person meetings when necessary.
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the United States 50-75% of the time.

Software Experience:

  • AutoCAD (minimum 5 years)
  • Adobe Suite (preference given)
  • MS Office Suite (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

If interested in the Senior Landscape Architect at Bienenstock, please submit your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience to danielle.curry@bienenstockplaygrounds.com. In your cover letter, highlight your experience managing high-end clients, collaborating with diverse teams, and your approach to sustainable landscape design.

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