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MONTEREY
537 Houston Street
Monterey, CA 93940T / 831.655.1414
F / 831.655.3462
ST HELENA

T / 707.207.4461

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INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM? CURRENTLY HIRING IN MONTEREY AND NAPA:

Ground Studio is an award-winning landscape architecture studio with offices in Monterey and Napa, California.  Our work celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of each client and place, maintaining a consistent focus on design excellence, thorough project management, and superior service. Our process is rooted in collaboration, and team members are involved throughout the project duration, from design conception to details, demanding dedicated engagement in the entire process.

 

PROJECT MANAGER/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are seeking candidates for the positions of Project Manager/Landscape Architect to join our northern California office in beautiful Napa. We are looking for designers who are driven, passionate about their work, deadline orientated, articulate, and responsive to a collaborative design environment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead landscape architecture projects from conceptual design through construction administration, including management of sub-consultants and production staff
  • Assume responsibility (with support) for the production, organization, coordination, and accuracy of all documents and presentation documents
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgement in the performance of duties
  • Lead multiple projects in various stages of development simultaneously and work cooperatively with the principal team to ensure design integrity and graphic consistency.
  • Communicate with and coordinate the efforts of project team members, clients, consultants, contractors and agency officials
  • Manage project schedule, workflow, and anticipate required staff resources and delegate accordingly
  • Work with the project team to produce presentation materials for client and agency presentations
  • Research and specify materials, products and systems
  • Attend job-site meetings, issue supplemental instructions, review submittals and shop drawings during the Construction Administration phase
  • Coach and mentor junior staff, share experiences and lessons learned to increase the firm’s common knowledge
  • Strong leadership and communication skills are essential to success in this position

SKILLS REQUIRED IN THE FOLLOWING :

  • MAC OSX – we are a MAC based office
  • Vectorworks Landmark 2020 experience or an ability to learn this program quickly
  • SketchUp
  • MS Office Suite
  • Adobe Design Suite
  • Hand sketching and lettering

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture
  • We prefer a Licensed Landscape Architect (California license preferred, but not required)
  • Minimum of 3 years of post-graduate related professional experience, including project management, design and detailing experience with an accomplished firm.

 

ASSISTANT LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are seeking candidates for the positions of Assistant Landscape Designer to join our northern California office in beautiful Napa. We are looking for designers who are driven, passionate about their work, deadline orientated, articulate, and responsive to a collaborative design environment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly under the project managers in a supportive role producing site analysis drawings, conducting project research, creating schematic design presentations, 2D graphics, 3D digital models, construction documents, and presentation materials.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgement in the performance of duties
  • Assist with client meetings and site reconnaissance
  • A general understanding of the basic principles of landscape architecture is required, including site design, grading and drainage, plant material, working drawings, construction materials and construction detailing
  • Progressive graphic skills and an aptitude for digital media and software.

SKILLS REQUIRED IN THE FOLLOWING :

  • MAC OSX – we are a MAC based office
  • Vectorworks Landmark 2020 experience or an ability to learn this program quickly
  • SketchUp
  • MS Office Suite
  • Adobe Design Suite
  • Hand sketching and lettering

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture. This is an entry-level to three years of experience position, with opportunity for professional growth.

These are full time positions with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including paid vacation, insurance; medical, dental, vision, and term life, plus participation in a retirement (401k) plan and bonus program.

 

ASSISTANT LANDSCAPE DESIGNER / MARKETING SUPPORT

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are seeking candidates for a unique position in our firm that emphasizes graphic production for our studio marketing as well as for our typical landscape design process. Landscape Architecture education as well as substantial graphic design experience is critical to this position. An aptitude for Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop with an eye for graphic presentation is essential. This hybrid position would provide landscape design assistance to project teams, while working under the studio director to maintain the graphic identity of Ground Studio in all marketing materials. The amount of time devoted to each will vary with studio needs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Progressive graphic skills and an aptitude for digital media and software.
  • Maintain graphic identity of Ground Studio throughout marketing materials
  • Organizing marketing images, photo shoots, digital and print publications
  • Work directly under the project managers in a supportive role producing site analysis drawings, conducting project research, creating schematic design presentations, 2D graphics, 3D digital models, construction documents, and presentation materials.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgement in the performance of duties
  • Assist with client meetings and site reconnaissance
  • A general understanding of the basic principles of landscape architecture is required, including site design, grading and drainage, plant material, working drawings, construction materials and construction detailing

SKILLS REQUIRED IN THE FOLLOWING:

  • MAC OSX – we are a MAC based office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • SketchUp
  • Vectorworks Landmark 2020 experience or an ability to learn this program quickly
  • HTML coding / backend website management a plus but not required
  • Hand sketching and lettering
  • MS Office Suite

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture. This is an entry-level to three years of experience position, with opportunity for professional growth.

 

TO APPLY:

Please email resume, cover letter, and portfolio/samples of relevant work in PDF format (up to 25MB, link to download if larger) to michelle@groundstudio.com. Include “Project Manager/ Landscape Architect ” OR “Assistant Landscape Designer” OR “Assistant Landscape Designer/Marketing Support” in the subject line. No phone calls please.