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SWA/Balsley- Junior-Level Landscape Designer (2-5 years)

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Join SWA/Balsley!

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 creative, highly skilled junior-level landscape designers with 2-5 years of experience for immediate employment in our New York City studio.

In this role, you will collaborate with a level of studio leadership including National ASLA Design Medalist, Tom Balsley. 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 U.S.

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 junior-level candidate with 2-5 years of professional experience. This is a promising opportunity for a designers 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.

Why SWA/Balsley?

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

A Few Current Projects

    • Innovation QNS in Astoria, New York
    • Fordham Landing in the Bronx, New York
    • Bayfront Redevelopment in Jersey City, New Jersey
    • Uptown ATX in Austin, Texas
    • TPLink Headquarters in Shenzhen, China
    • Shijiazhuang CBD Park in Shijiazhuang, China
    • OSIRIA in Seoul, South Korea
    • Nelson Mandela Park in Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Jeddah Central District in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    • Wadi Safar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Golden Gate in Cairo, Egypt

Minimum Requirements:

    • Accredited Degree in Landscape Architecture
    • 2-5 years of professional experience in a landscape architecture design firm
    • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills
    • Attention to detail and organization
    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Effective time management skills
    • Positive attitude and sense of accountability
    • Proficiency in:
        • AutoCAD 2014
        • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, esp.)
        • Lumion
        • 3D modeling (Rhino or SketchUp)

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Revit
    • Grasshopper
    • ArcMap/ ArcGIS
    • Hand 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.

Learn more about our firm at


Work Location:

New York, NY

Number of Positions:
Submitters Name:

Nicole Giangregorio

Submitters Email:

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