Arentz Landscape Architects, a small boutique landscape architecture firm, is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Landscape Architect for the Washington, DC office. 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 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, Virginia focus. However, we frequently have projects outside of the region and occasionally abroad.

Experience Required

Qualified candidates will have 6 to 10 years of experience as project manager.  Extensive construction documentation and project management experience required.  Current DC, Maryland or Virginia Licensure is preferred.


  • Planning, organizing, and supervising staff
  • Supervise and contribute to the preparation of 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.
  • Prepare preliminary budget and order of magnitude cost estimates.
  • Providing marketing assistance.


  • Proven superior people and project management skills.
  • Proven track record of quality design and built work.
  • Extensive Construction Documentation, Specification, and Construction Observation Experience on highly detailed projects.
  • Demonstrated fiscal responsibility both in the establishment and meeting of design and construction implementation budgets.
  • Thorough Knowledge of Hardscape and Softscape (Plant) materials.
  • Proven track record of successful collaborations with design team members.
  • Strong Autocad or Microstation and Sketchup skills highly desired.
  • Regional Familiarity.

Educational Requirements

Undergraduate or graduate degree in Landscape Architecture.

Salary commensurate with work experience.

Email resume, portfolio, references information to Kathleen Fisher