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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

Apply:

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

Send materials in PDF format to zgu@swabalsley.com. 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 http://swabalsley.com.

JOB DETAILS:

Salary:
Work Location:

New York, NY

Number of Positions:
Submitters Name:

Nicole Giangregorio

Submitters Email:

ngiangregorio@swabalsley.com

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