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Landscape Architectural Designer I/II

Company: Olson Kundig
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Olson Kundig is a Seattle and New York City-based design practice founded on the ideas that buildings can serve as a---bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people's lives. The firm's work can be found across the globe, with projects as wide-ranging as huts to high rises, homes-often for art collectors-to academic, cultural and civic projects, museums and exhibition design, places of worship, creative production, urban design, and interior design. -Currently, we are seeking an -Landscape Architectural Designer I/II -who can help contribute to the overall excellence of work coming from Olson Kundig.The Landscape Architectural Designer performs a variety of assignments requiring competency in the conventional aspects of landscape architectural design for project of moderate size and complexity. Some level of independence is expected on portions of the work, but coordination and guidance from a more senior architectural team member may be needed.Primary Responsibilities

Works collaboratively within an interdisciplinary design team.Performs analyses of design and planning of exterior spaces and physical environments.Assist in the production of design concepts in support of concept design including plans, grading, sections, elevations and 3D models.Helps prepare project specifications.With design direction for senior team members, may prepare design studies, research, site/zoning analysis, and documentation support as required on projects.Coordinates with project consultants with technical advisement from senior team members.Prepares construction documents with direction from senior team members.Supports the construction administration process.Contributes ideas, solutions, and deliverables in team and project environments.Performs other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Able to work at a variety of project scales from master planning to detail design.Able to produce visually compelling presentations and renderings, and able to direct this type of work for more junior team members.Able to express design ideas through hand-drawing.Able to put together technical details that convey a general understanding of landscape components.High attention to detail and takes responsibility for delivering accurate, high-quality work.Working knowledge of plants across a broad range of ecologies.Strong sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes multiple activities with little guidance in a fast-paced, creative and dynamic work environment.Communicates effectively verbally and in writing, demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external "clients" and vendors.Growth mindset and an aptitude for presenting opportunities for process improvement and technology solutions, including learning new software and systems.Effective problem-solving skills, including the ability to present solutions and recommendations for non-standard situations.Qualifications
Professional degree in Landscape Architecture.3-6 years of related professional experience.Proficient modeling and documentation skills using AutoCAD.Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.Desired Additional Experience
Experience with Sketchup/Rhino/Enscape or other 3D modeling and rendering software.Experience with modeling and documentations skills using Revit.Experience with tools such as:
  • Civil 3D
  • ArcGIS
  • Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Bluebeam Revu/Bluebeam Studio.Experience with sustainability focused project assessments such as SITES, Living Building Challenge, LEED, and high-performance building.A portfolio of work demonstrating design, technical, and drafting abilities.Communicates effectively with hand drawing.Licensure is designed but not required.What can you expect from us?
    • A creative work environment and colleagues who are collaborative, creative, and challenging
    • Opportunity to grow professionally with excellent projects
    • Check our culture page to learn about life at Olson KundigIn addition to a dynamic and creative culture, Olson Kundig provides a generous benefits package that includes 16 days of paid time off, paid holidays, health plan, 401k match, bonuses, profit-sharing plans for qualified positions, a monthly travel subsidy for public transportation, and more.As a firm, we are committed to pay practices that are fair, competitive, and reflect internal pay equity. At the time of posting this job, the hiring range for this position in Seattle is between $68,000 and $84,000 annually. - Final salary decisions are made based upon the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and considering internal equity and external market factors.COVID-19 considerations: Full COVID-19 vaccination required or an approved medical or religious exemption.All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and must already possess long-term work authorization.Powered by JazzHR

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