Studio Leader

Landscape Architecture, Dallas, Texas

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.

As LandDesign continues to grow our design presence and abilities, we are actively seeking great designers and thought leaders who appreciate our Clients, who can think quickly and creatively, and who value unique perspectives and conversations. Being in a high growth market, our Dallas office is currently seeking an experienced Landscape Architect who is looking for an opportunity to grow professionally and in a meaningful way. Applicants for this role should possess a unique blend of design skills, business acumen, interpersonal skills, and a passion to contribute to a firm’s business growth, design expertise, and cultural values.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Collaborate and effectively communicate with current office leadership, colleagues from other disciplines, Clients, and jurisdictional reviewers.
  • Develop visually appealing, thoughtful presentations that showcase LandDesign’s unique storytelling, integrated design services, and design capabilities.
  • Project Management responsibilities to include conducting and managing schedules and budgets for all phases of a project from concept through all design phases, construction documentation, bidding, and construction administration.
  • Mentor and professionally develop designers and young leaders.
  • Contribute to the hiring strategy for the Dallas office.
  • Participate in business development activities including strategic relationships and initiatives to expand market opportunities. This may include researching new markets, identifying short-term and long-term business, and communicating with potential Clients.
  • Effective in proposal writing, including an understanding of communicating scope and fee estimation.
  • Lead or participate in meetings with Client’s, prepare presentation graphics, participate in interviews for new opportunities.
  • Direct designers and assist in preparation of renderings and graphics. 
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or related field of study
  • Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) or equivalent experience
  • Strong design and critical thinking skills. Charrette quality hand sketching ability is essential.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • 3D modeling skills using Sketchup or similar programs.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, Client, and designers while quickly adjusting to dynamic project priorities.
  • Through references, demonstrate excellent relationship building skills, both with colleagues and Clients.
  • Strong business acumen highly preferred and ability to demonstrate.
  • 10+ years of professional, related work experience.
This is where passion lives. Interested? Join us. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a design portfolio (that showcases your amazing talent) 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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of leadership roles are occupied by women


of interns return for full-time positions


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