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

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2022

JPLA is seeking a full-time landscape designer with 3-5 years of experience to join our team. Joanna Pertz Landscape Architecture (JPLA) is a small, 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 the studio. The candidate should have 3-5 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. JPLA, PC is an equal opportunity employer.

Education Bachelors in Landscape Architecture (BLA) or graduate degree in accredited Landscape Architecture program 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 multi-task and manage workload across multiple projects simultaneously • Knowledge of horticulture / landscape maintenance experience is a plus • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Adobe CCS, Microsoft Word and Excel • Proficiency in Rhino and • Knowledge /proficiency in Enscape is a plus • Knowledge /proficiency in Bluebeam is a plus



Commensurate with experience

Work Location:

DUMBO Brooklyn NY

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Submitters Name:

Joanna Pertz

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