MID-LEVEL DESIGNER/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Washington, DC or Warrenton, VA

Arentz Landscape Architects, a small boutique landscape architecture firm, is seeking a talented and motivated Mid-level Designer/Landscape Architect. Our practice is 90% high-end residential with the occasional institutional project including niche hotels, private schools, and museums. We practice across a broad spectrum of scales from large rural estates to small urban gardens developing big picture relationships and intensely focusing on the execution of the finer details. ALA has developed a consistent body of award-winning work based on the philosophy that the creation of place is critical to the outcome of a project and achieved through an understanding of scale, proportion, and context to develop projects that fit their environment. Underlying all of our work is the acknowledgement that each project is unique, and an appropriate response is one that carefully integrates client values with layers of culture, history, and materials. Our projects are primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region with a D.C., Maryland, and Virginia focus. However, we frequently have projects outside of the region and occasionally abroad.

Interested persons should demonstrate strong design and graphic skills including hand drawing. Candidates should be creative, efficient, adaptable to changing schedules and priorities and be comfortable working both collaboratively and independently. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with attention to detail and will be expected to think critically to develop projects from design conception through construction.

Our offices are located in Old Town Warrenton, Virginia among the foothills of the Blue Ridge and at Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.

Experience

Qualified candidates must have at least two years of experience in a professional setting and an undergraduate or graduate degree in Landscape Architecture.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and collaborate on the development of conceptual design presentations.
  • Develop, organize, and detailed design and construction packages.
  • Research and explore design solutions.
  • Coordinating with other disciplines and government agencies.
  • Coordinating with and directing contractors and trades for project construction.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Proven superior people, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Construction documentation, specification, and construction observation experience.
  • Strong hardscape and plant knowledge.
  • Proven track record of successful collaborations with design team members.
  • Attention to detail, ability to self-edit and commitment to accuracy.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or MicroStation, Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup and Lumion.

Salary commensurate with work experience and skill set.

Email resume, portfolio, and reference information to Kathleen Fisher at accounting@arentzdc.com