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Landscape Architect--Experience in Construction Documents and Field Observation (3+ years)

SWA Group

Landscape Architect--Experience in Construction Documents and Field Observation (3+ years)

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Landscape Architect--Experience in Construction Documents and Field Observation (3+ years)

    SWA is seeking knowledgeable candidates with three plus years of professional experience in landscape architecture or site construction.

    Working with us in this role, you may be responsible for:

    • Design

    • 3D modeling

    • Rendering

    • Producing presentation graphics and presentations

    • Attending and participating in meetings

    • Work with senior designers on a collaborative team

    • Review proposals regarding fees for technical requirements of a proposed project from schematic design through implementation

    • Preparation of design development and construction drawings/documents, sets

    • Construction administration: review of submittals, shop drawings and responding to contractor requests for information

    • Writing technical specifications

    • Monitoring and reviewing a diverse range of projects under construction and issuing field observation reports

    • Elevating the level of construction quality by working with suppliers and contractors during the field material selection and mock up process

    • Attending and participating in meetings

    • Collaborate with the design team during conceptual design through implementation

    • Prepare opinion of cost estimates

    Job location: Los Angeles, CA


    • A professional undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited program in landscape architecture, architecture, planning, or urban design.

    The ideal candidate has:

    • 3 years professional experience in a design office (landscape architecture, architecture, urban design fields)
    • Broad knowledge base in landscape architectural construction
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Attention to detail and organization
    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Effective time management skills
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently; self-motivation
    • Ability to take direction
    • Positive attitude
    • Sense of accountability
    • Ability and willingness to travel to review and select materials at their source and perform construction observation services on project sites worldwide
    • Site observation/ construction administration experience
    • Technical understanding or landscape architecture site development elements
    • Regional plant material knowledge
    • Licensure as a landscape architect, planner, or architect, or is in the process of becoming licensed
    • Proficiency in:
      • AutoCAD 2014+
      • 3D modeling (SketchUp or Rhino)
      • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, esp.)
      • Microsoft Office
      • Bluebeam Revu Studio

    Additional experience with the following is desirable:

    o Revit

    o Hand sketching

    o PlanGrid

    o ProCore

    o Google Earth Pro


    Portfolio (PDF, 20MB max.) with Auto CAD and 3D graphic skills (highlighting detail studies in Design Development, Construction Documents, materials and details, and photos of built work)

    Resume/CV (word or PDF)

    Contact info for 2-3 references

    Email or cover letter