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Landscape Architect & Intern Position


Connect Landscape Architecture(formerly Sharp & Diamond) is a recognized leader in the design and transformation of healthy vibrant communities.  Our vision is simple - Connect people to their environment through meaningful design.  We pride ourselves on creating inspiring places and experiences for people. Our strengths and values are demonstrated in our 30 years of diverse and award winning success.


We are growing and looking for talented and enthusiastic Landscape Architects to join our team.  The ideal candidate is well-rounded, personable, and self motivated with a sound working knowledge of design practices, construction methods and materials, and including green infrastructure as it applies to Landscape Architecture.  Our office welcomes the opportunity for larger roles and responsibilities for design, project management, and imagining and shaping the environment we work in.
Minimum Qualifications
1. Entry level / Intern Landscape Designer

  • A degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university.
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks, Adobe and Microsoft Office.  Skills in 3-d drawing software is an asset.
  • Ability to work and thrive within a studio office environment and collaborate as part of our team.
  • Ability to think strategically, problem-solve, make decisions, and take initiatives.
  • Assist and develop ideas from concept through to implementation.

2. Intermediate Landscape Architect / Landscape Designer

  • Minimum 3 years experience in BC or Canada.
  • Professional Registration and or eligible candidate with the BCSLA are preferred.  LEED© registration although not required, is an asset.  
  • Ability to think strategically, to problem-solve, and make decisions quickly and confidently in written, spoken, and drawing format.
  • Skilled in schematic and analytical diagramming, design development, planting, grading, construction detailing, cost estimation, and contract administration.
  • Fully versed with Vectorworks platform, Adobe, Microsoft Office, and 3D drawing software.
  • Knowledge of presentation types and formats: Schematic Design, Rezoning, Permitting, Tender Documents, and Contract Administration, including report writing and presentation layout.
  • Ability to work and thrive within a studio office environment with interdisciplinary design teams (Architects, Engineers, Environment) and interact with Owner/Client.
  • Understanding of project management (scheduling, time, and budget).
  • Ability to work with intern staff, lead, and oversee quality control.

Connect provides a collaborative studio atmosphere, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a healthy work life balance.  If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in looking for a place to grow your career, please forward letter of interest, your resume, and portfolio (pdf format) highlighting your experience to: sharon@connectla.ca.
We appreciate your interest in our firm and thank all applicants in advance for their efforts; however only those invited for interviews will be contacted.

Connect Landscape Architecture
2305 Hemlock St
Vancouver, BC V6H 4H6
(604) 681-3307
(604) 681-3303
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.