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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  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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