Viridian Landscape Studio is Hiring – Landscape Architect, Temporary Position

We heal ecological systems while making beautiful places for people. Visit us at Founded in 1999 and located in Philadelphia PA, Viridian continues to hold true to the humble mission that sparked the firm genesis: to bridge ecological expertise with meaningful design to strengthen interconnection and harmony between social and built environments.

At Viridian we recognize that place-making is integral to the basic framework of society and understanding ecological systems is key to making place. We leverage those two ideas and with our clients, make beautiful, healing, enduring places. Our places give people meaningful ways in which to engage with the environment and each other – to play, learn and relax.

Every day, by way of our client’s projects, we come together to infuse our work with science and art. We foster land stewardship leaders by sharing knowledge and encouraging freedom to research and innovate within the framework of Viridian’s shared values, attention to detail and long-term strategies for successful sites.

Position: We are seeking a Landscape Architect and Project Manager with 6-8 years’ experience to temporarily take on projects of an employee on leave, with the possibility of joining us permanently. Successful candidates will be organized, outgoing, and creative with strong graphic skills ranging from concept through technical documentation including a working knowledge of materials and detailing.

Term: One month, June 2020; in accordance with state regulations concerning stay at home orders, so likely working remotely via VPN. All computer hardware and software will be provided.

Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture

Experience requirements: 6-8 years of work experience in design and construction documentation; at least 2 years of project management experience with proven track record of high quality built work; basic understanding of NE US plant materials. Experience with AutoCAD drafting and computer rendering are required. Experience with technical writing, project scoping, scheduling, and budget management are
also required.

Required Technical Skills: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat), Word, Excel, technical writing

Desired Skills: Proposal preparation, experience working with city of Philadelphia agencies including Fairmount Park and PWD, RLA license

Interested candidates that meet the requirements listed above please submit the following information to Daina Higgins for preliminary evaluation:

• A 1-2 page narrative describing your work experience, design philosophy, professional goals,
and other traits that make you an excellent candidate for this position.
• Resume
• A project experience list
• Portfolio showing representative examples of your work (please limit file size to 10MB)

Please submit materials in PDF format to:
Daina Higgins, Office Manager
347-513-4731 (c)