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SWA Balsley- Entry-Level Landscape Designer (0-3 years) -Full-time

Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Join our team at SWA/Balsley to develop and strengthen your emerging design & technical expertise working on high profile, award-winning projects in NYC, the US, and abroad.

SWA/Balsley is actively seeking a creative, highly skilled Entry-Level Landscape Designer for immediate employment in our New York City studio.

In this role, you will collaborate with staff designers and firm leaders including its principals. This is a unique opportunity to help shape a new dynamic studio, develop a robust portfolio of built work of the highest design caliber, and engage with various other studios of SWA – the largest design-centric landscape architecture firm in the US.

Including fully funded semi-annual bonuses, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, full 401k match, generous health insurance, and H1B sponsorship in the U.S. where applicable, SWA/Balsley offers an unparalleled benefit package. SWA is 100% Employee Owned. SWA/Balsley is an equal opportunity employer.

About the position:

SWA/Balsley is seeking an exceptionally competent and highly motivated entry level candidate with 0-3 years of professional experience. This is a promising opportunity for a recent graduate who aspires to contribute to and thrive within a studio practice that works both locally and internationally and is empowered by a collaborative and congenial office setting.

This role includes:

    • Design and design support with input and critiques at all project phases.
    • 3D modeling & rendering for presentations and competitions.
    • Preparation of construction drawings/documents and specifications.
    • Attending and participating in meetings.
    • Collaborating with senior designers and administration on a collaborative team.
  • Working on high-profile projects in the US, Middle East, Asia, and Europe.

Why SWA/Balsley?

    • Grow with a new firm with a national design reputation.
    • SWA/Balsley places equal design value on all phases and facets of work.
    • Extraordinary growth potential within SWA/Balsley and the affiliate SWA Group.
    • Opportunities to cross-fertilize with SWA’s eight other studios across the U.S. and abroad.
    • Unparalleled benefits package unique to SWA Group.

Minimum Requirements:

    • Accredited Bachelors or Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture
Preferred Qualifications:

    • Lumion
    • Revit
    • Grasshopper
    • ArcMap/ ArcGIS
    • and sketching


    • Portfolio (PDF, 20MB max.)
    • Resume/CV (Word or PDF)
    • Contact info for 2-3 references
    • Cover letter

Send materials in PDF format to [email protected].  We will carefully consider your application during our initial screening and will contact you if you are selected for an interview by video-conference.


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New York City

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