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.
- 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 email@example.com. In your cover letter, highlight your experience managing high-end clients, collaborating with diverse teams, and your approach to sustainable landscape design.