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Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture (JPLA)- Mid Level Landscape Designer

Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Our Practice

Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture (JPLA) is a boutique, dynamic, award- winning design studio based in Dumbo since 2004. JPLA has built a portfolio of landscape design work that includes a range of project types and scales set in New York City and its surrounds. Projects include hospital campuses, multi-family residential developments, courtyards, terraces and rooftops, public waterfront parks and small private gardens. JPLA also provides long term landscape maintenance oversight for select clients.  The studio fosters a collaborative environment and places a high value on design, sustainability, and the craft of built work.

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and experienced individual to join our collaborative team.  The candidate should have 4-7 years’ experience and possess the desire, skills, and capability to manage projects and to carry out production on the full range of the practice’s work from concept studies, graphics and renderings to construction documentation, detailing, specifications, and construction administration. The position will also entail contributing to non-project work that may include contributions to awards submissions, marketing, promotional materials, work on landscape maintenance oversight, site visits with travel within New York City and surrounding areas.

    • Salary is commensurate with experience.
    • The position is for immediate hire.


(BLA) or (MLA) Degree in accredited Landscape Architecture program. Architectural Degree will be considered.

Professional Experience

    • At least 3+ years’ experience working in a professional Landscape Architecture practice.
    • Facility with Landscape Technical Skills – Grading, Planting Design, Detailing and Construction Documents
    • Construction Documents Management – Ability to Set up and Manage Drawing Sets
    • Graphic sensibility – especially in producing illustrative plans, diagrams, and Perspective / 3D renderings.
    • Facility in crafting design presentations including sourcing design precedents and laying out graphics.
    • Experience communicating professionally with clients and consultants.
    • High level of English language writing and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge of native and adaptive plants (Northeastern US)
    • Ability to multitask and manage workload across multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Knowledge of horticulture / landscape maintenance experience is a plus.


Strong Technical Skills

    • AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite
    • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Rhino and Escape

Professional Qualities

Willingness to both take initiative and ownership and to collaborate and accept feedback.

    • Hard working
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Strong graphic sensibility
    • Positive and professional
    • High degree of self-motivation, flexibility, and resourcefulness
    • Interest in bringing new ideas that will advance project / firm work.



    • IRA Retirement Plan with matching employer contribution
    • Holiday, Vacation, & Sick Pay
    • Continuing Education
    • Contribution to Medical Coverage

How To Apply

We want to know about your personal and professional experience in design, and how your unique perspective will contribute to our team. Interested candidates should submit.

    •  1 PDF with cover letter (tell us about yourself), resume, portfolio, and samples of construction documents/detailing. Contact information for 2-3 references. The total file size of submitted materials should not exceed 20 MB.
    • Please do not include links to download your submission; they will not be acknowledged.
    • Due to the quantity of applications, we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.



$68,000- 88,000 commensurate with skill and experience

Work Location:

DUMBO Brooklyn NY

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

JPLA Studio

Submitters Email:

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