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SWA/Balsley – Junior-Level Landscape Designer (Minimum 1 year)

Posted: Monday, September 12, 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 minimum 1 year of experience for immediate employment in our New York City studio.

In this role, you will collaborate with a team of talented designers and studio leadership, including National ASLA Design Medalist Tom Balsley. This is a unique opportunity to help shape a 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 minimum 1 year 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 an established, resource-rich 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
    • Success Academy K-12 Campus in the Bronx, New York
    • JFK Boulevard Streetscape in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Uptown ATX in Austin, Texas
    • Courthouse Park in Jersey City, New Jersey
    • TPLink Headquarters in Shenzhen, China
    • OSIRIA in Busan, South Korea
    • Jeddah Central District in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    • Wadi Safar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Golden Gate in Cairo, Egypt
    • Durres Yachts Marina in Durres, Albania

Minimum Requirements:

    • Accredited Degree in Landscape Architecture
    • Minimum 1 year of professional experience in a landscape architecture firm
    • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills
    • Attention to detail and organization
    • Strong communication skills (graphic, written, and verbal)
    • Effective time management skills
    • Positive attitude and sense of accountability
    • Proficiency in:
        • AutoCAD
        • 3D modeling (Rhino or SketchUp)

            • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)
            • Lumion

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Revit
    • Grasshopper
    • ArcMap/ ArcGIS
    • Hand sketching


    • Portfolio (20MB max.)
    • Resume/CV
    • Cover letter
    • 2-3 professional references

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

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Work Location:

New York, NY

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Nicole Giangregorio

Submitters Email:

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