New York Studio Manager

The Studio Manager will provide administrative and project-based support to the firm’s principal and the Nelson Byrd Woltz New York Office. This position is ideal for a person with prior experience in office management who also has a keen interest in landscape architecture or a related field. The Studio Manager position is primarily administrative, but offers opportunity to support designers on projects based on the candidate’s skills, interest, and experience.

Administrative duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work closely with accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources, and office manager in the Virginia office
  • General office maintenance and errands: keep shared spaces neat and clean, keep office and facilities stocked with supplies and materials, take out trash and recycling, prepare mailings, maintain forms and spreadsheets, coordinate travel arrangements
  • Curate NBW’s Instagram account including image selection, photo editing, and writing captions
  • Coordination of office events, meetings, and public lectures
  • Welcome guests and clients who come into the office
  • Answer incoming calls and relay messages and information
  • Maintain an organized library of books, catalogs, and samples
  • Assist Principal with business and personal tasks
  • Serve as in-house technical support and primary contact for IT consultant
  • Assist with new employee onboarding and orientation

Project-based support tasks will be assigned by staff designers on as-needed basis and may include the following:

  • Source site materials
  • Print and scan documents for designers
  • Editing in InDesign, AutoCAD, or Photoshop (dependent upon prior experience)

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to be friendly and professional in person, on the phone, and in writing
  • Ability to self-manage and anticipate needs
  • Ability to meet competing deadlines and prioritize demands
  • Strong grasp of MS Office Suite, particularly Excel & Outlook
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in working in and contributing to a collaborative office culture

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with budgeting, human resources and/or facilities management.
  • Experience with graphic design or architectural modeling software programs: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Civil 3D, Revit

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 25lb.
  • Must be able to travel off-site to client or other locations as needed
  • Must be available for occasional night or weekend work

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required.

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements in PDF format to hiring (AT) nbwla (DOT) com. 

NBW offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. EOE.


Staff Designer (experience 1-3 years), Charlottesville, VA

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia and New York is seeking a Staff Designer for the Charlottesville location. Designers with one (1) to three (3) years experience are desired.  We are committed to design excellence in the creation of landscapes that are sustainable and honor ecological and cultural contexts of place. The broad knowledge base and diverse backgrounds of our staff contributes greatly to the firm’s ability to work on a diverse range of projects and to respond effectively to individual client needs.

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong design and graphic production skills including hand drawing and rendering.  Candidates should have a full range of project experience from conceptual design through construction administration.  Strong consideration will be given to those candidates with proficiency developing construction documentation.  Candidates must be detail oriented, efficient, adaptable to changing deadlines and priorities and work well collaboratively.  Designers are expected to think critically and contribute creatively to the design process.  The ideal candidate will share NBW’s commitment to design excellence.

Skills Required:

  • One (1) to three (3) years of applicable experience in a professional setting
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD and MS Office required
  • Working knowledge of 3-D modeling programs Rhino or SketchUp and associated plug-ins
  • Working knowledge of GIS and Revit preferred
  • Ability to construct and administer CAD drawings in accordance with office standards
  • Construction document and detailing experience
  • Strong oral, written and graphic communication skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to self-edit work and command a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to travel to client locations and work occasional nights/weekends

Education Requirements:

MLA or M.Arch desired; BSLA/BLA or related degrees will be considered based on experience and design strength

NBW offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. EOE.

Send resume, cover letter and samples of design work, up to 5MB total, in PDF format to hiring (AT) nbwla (DOT) com.  Please indicate location preference.