Senior Landscape Architect
- Job Type:
- Full Time
- Posting Date:
- Deadline Date:
- Halifax, NS
- Company Name:
- Ekistics plan + design
- Job Details:
Ekistics is a multidisciplinary firm deeply rooted in Atlantic Canada, with our office located in the growing city of Halifax. We are a team of landscape architects, planners, urban designers, architects, graphic designers, and engineers. We take pride in our collaborative work environment, and our integrated design process with other design professionals and our varied clients. We are inspired by the rugged landscapes of our home and the cultural diversity of the people that live here. Together we aspire to create meaningful and memorable connections to place.
We are currently looking for a candidate with a degree (BLA or MLA) and past experience in Landscape Architecture with 5-10 years working in a consulting setting. A full member of a CSLA or ASLA affiliate is preferred. Candidates must be currently eligible to work in Canada.
Our ideal candidate will have some connection to Atlantic Canada with a goal of building a life and professional capacity here in one of the most inspiring landscapes in Canada. We are looking for equally inspired designers to join our growing design family here on the east coast.
Technical landscape architectural proficiency in grading, planting, writing, construction detailing, and community consultation are considered essential. We are looking for someone with extraordinary design and communication skills and the ability to fully implement a creative vision.
- AutoCAD proficiency, experience with Autodesk Civil 3D is an asset
- Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
- Written, spoken and collaborative communication
Role and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of landscape architectural project delivery. This includes working to develop design concepts, conduct research and analysis, inventory and mapping, produce design reports, facilitate community engagement, deliver presentations to clients and stakeholders, produce working drawing packages, coordinate with other professional consultants, and contract administration.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to be proactive and self-motivated as part of multidisciplinary creative teams. Ultimately, the candidates will work with a team of designers from different professions to create the overall look and feel of a wide range of spaces. As a multidisciplinary firm, some projects will support the work of other teams in the office including planning and architecture.
The senior landscape architect will help oversee junior and intermediate landscape architects in the division, reports directly to the Director of Landscape eventually working towards Associate status in the firm.
If you have some connection to Atlantic Canada and you’re looking for an opportunity to return home and work on extraordinary projects, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference. If you want to work in one of the most beautiful settings in Canada, and if you enjoy the kinship of other exceptional and motivated designers, then drop us a line; we would love to hear all about you.
How to apply:
Please submit a pdf that includes a cover letter, resume and portfolio by March 15, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line of the email, please write your Name and LA Position you are seeking to fill.