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SWA/Balsley – Mid-Level Landscape Architect (5+ years)

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Join SWA/Balsley!

Now is the time to take your next big step. Leverage your design and technical expertise and grow with a highly regarded national and New York design firm while working on award-winning projects in NYC, the US, and abroad. SWA/Balsley is actively seeking creative, highly skilled Mid-Level landscape architects with 5+ years of experience for immediate employment in our New York City studio. This is an extraordinary opportunity for growth and title in our studio led by National ASLA Design Medalist, Tom Balsley. Experience a truly collaborative environment and engage with other studios of SWA – the largest landscape architecture firm in the U.S.

About the position:

SWA/Balsley is seeking an exceptionally competent and highly motivated Mid-Level candidate with 5+ years of professional experience. This is a promising opportunity for designers to contribute to and thrive within a congenial studio practice that works both locally and internationally.

Why SWA/Balsley?

    • Grow with a new studio that enjoys a national design reputation.
    • SWA/Balsley highly values design contribution at all stages of work.
    • Extraordinary potential for professional growth and title with a fast-growing studio.
    • Cross-fertilize with SWA’s eight other studios across the U.S. and abroad.
    • SWA is 100% Employee Owned with an unparalleled benefits package which includes fully funded semi-annual bonuses, profit sharing, employer contributions to stock ownership, full 401k match, generous health insurance, and H1B sponsorship in the U.S. where applicable. SWA is an equal opportunity employer.

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
    • Minimum 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:

    • New York public realm experience
    • 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, New York

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Nicole Giangregorio

Submitters Email:

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