Landscape Architect, Master Planner

Landscape Architecture, Alexandria, Virginia

LandDesign is a collection of visionaries and problem solvers who believe in the power of balance, combining creativity and practicality to design what we know will thrive. We leverage our diverse expertise and relentless curiosity to deliver innovative, attainable big ideas — aligning our clients’ vision with the culture of the community to delight those who will enjoy the space. We are driven by a boundless desire for better, because we believe that learning is lifelong and growth is infinite. This curiosity and uncommon collaboration fuel our culture and drive ideas that continuously improve our practice and the people who are part of it.

LandDesign is seeking an experienced Designer to join our Master Planning studio in the DC office.  The chosen candidate will be involved in master planning, visioning, landscape design, park and open space design, and urban design.  

The master planning studio in DC is involved in cutting edge projects throughout the continental United States with scales ranging from 200 to 30,000 acres. This is a position in a collaborative environment with experienced practitioners who are prepared to mentor and grow expertise of motivated, exceptional designers.   

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, and/ or other design-related field.  
  • Experience with community based planning, from conceptual plans to detailed lot plans.
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication + presentation skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Strong graphic skills, with the ability to communicate design through digital and hand drawings.
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and SketchUp; enhanced 3D modeling skills (Lumion, Revit, and/or Unity) are a plus.
  • Strong design skills.
  • Strong collaborator. 
  • At least two years of experience in a master planning/community design studio.
For an opportunity to join a progressive company that creates places that matter, please submit your resume and portfolio directly through our website.

Employees are offered a competitive compensation package and robust benefits package that includes access to wellness programming, 401k retirement plan, paid holidays, paid time off, paid parental leave, paid volunteer hours, health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances. 

LandDesign is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

LandDesigner Benefits

Employees are offered a competitive compensation package, including a 401k retirement program and paid holidays, as well as health, life, dental, vision, and disability insurances.

8 Hours Volunteer PTO

Parental Leave

Commuter Benefits for Alternative Transportation

Family-First, Work-Life Balance

Personal and Professional Growth Programs

Health and Wellness Support

60% of our partners have been here their entire career

Work Hard but Stay Well

We designed our wellness program to support and contribute to the health and well-being of all our colleagues.

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