LADR Landscape Architects is a leading landscape architecture firm in Victoria BC, known for design excellence, community facilitation, and being at the forefront of climate adaptation within the industry. From housing to campuses, urban design to park master planning and everything in between, our wide breadth of knowledge enables us to collaborate efficiently with other disciplines, bring fresh, innovative design ideas to the table, and provide invaluable insight to our clients. By focusing on placemaking, listening to communities, taking an integrated design approach to projects, and applying decolonial practices and principles of reconciliation, we turn our clients’ visions into reality in ways that benefit both people and the environment.
We are currently looking to add a full-time Landscape Architect with project management experience to our team. LADR is a small boutique firm with a close-knit team - our ideal candidate is personable, creative, and enjoys collaborating within project teams and across disciplines. Candidates will be expected to manage projects from conceptual design to construction review, participate in community engagement, effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary consultant teams, and ensure projects are within budget and timeline expectations. Due to the hands-on nature of this position, we require the successful candidate to work on-site at our office in Victoria, BC.
- Prepare drawing sets from Development Permit through Construction Documents, including concept sketches and presentation drawings, layout/material and planting plans, construction details and specifications;
- Delegate work as necessary to Landscape Designers on the project team and review their completed work prior to it being issued to the Principal for review;
- Effectively coordinate with multidisciplinary project teams;
- Monitor project progress, scope, and budget, and communicate clearly and promptly when additional fees may be required for out-of-scope work;
- Review invoices for managed projects as part of a monthly billing cycle;
- Submit completed Schedules and Construction Drawing sets to the Principal prior to submission deadlines for review and sealing;
- Communicate with clients and consultants to achieve project goals;
- Prepare written landscape design synopses and present them as part of municipal permitting processes (Council, Design Panel, CALUC, etc.);
- Participate in project-specific public engagement processes; and
- Perform site visits to review construction progress, landscape installations, and prepare deficiency reports, and prepare written site reviews.
- Degree in Landscape Architecture and a minimum of 2 years professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge of local ecosystems and design competency using PNW native and adaptive plants;
- Fluency in Landscape Architecture drafting software (ideally Vectorworks, AutoCAD is acceptable);
- Proven design skills;
- Ability to work collaboratively and individually;
- Ability to self-manage in order to meet deadlines for multiple concurrent projects;
- Excellent communication and organizational skills; and
- Interest in weaving sustainability, local history, and culture into design wherever possible.
- Registered or able to register with BCSLA;
- Experience working for/liaising with First Nations;
- Experience using Vectorworks; and
- Hand drafting skills (opportunities are provided to utilize this skill).
LADR provides competitive wages, comprehensive health benefits and leave packages, and opportunities for growth to all our team members. We are an equal opportunity employer and certified living wage provider. Our studio is committed to social engagement, and is eco- and dog-friendly.
To apply, please visit our recruitment webpage at https://secure.collage.co/jobs/ladrla/34789
LADR would like to acknowledge the Lkwungen (Songhees), Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), and WSÁNEĆ (Saanich) Nations on whose unceded territory we live, learn, work, and play. We are grateful to those who continue to share their knowledge with us, and are committed to actively listening, learning, and decolonizing. Hay’sxw’qa Si’em.