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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. 

 

Senior Associate, New York, NY

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia and New York is seeking a Senior Associate with 13+ years of professional experience for our New York studio.  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. 

The Senior Associate provides excellent design and technical leadership to project teams through strong working knowledge of current industry standards and techniques and an in-depth understanding of NBW standards and best practices within the profession.  This senior management position works closely with the Principal to guide the work and vision of the firm.

Successful candidates will have experience leading design and production efforts within specified timeframes and within budget; leading project teams to meet deadlines, needs and requirements as a team; building strong working relationships with clients, vendors and consultants; providing consistent mentorship and training support within the office and leading presentations and client meetings.  A strong command of required design tools is also expected.

Skills Required:

  • Ten (13) years minimum of applicable experience in a professional setting
  • Licensed in at least 1 state
  • Expert proficiency in  AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and proficiency in MS Office required
  • Working knowledge of Google SketchUp, Rhino, GIS and Revit preferred
  • Superior collaborative and team skills
  • Ability to teach and apply NBW standards and techniques and adopt new skills
  • Ability to provide critical feedback, mentoring and critiques in a positive and constructive manner
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects and meet competing project deadlines
  • Contribute to design and production efforts within specified timeframes
  • Responsibility for output and actions and those of their team
  • Commitment to company values, goals and mission
  • Ability to take on complex challenges with projects and within the office
  • Regularly generate creative ideas and solutions that help meet project goals
  • Leads innovation that elevates the quality of the work and speed of output, sets standard of design excellence
  • Functions as an expert within the office and serves as a resource
  • Collaborates with Communications team to write contracts and proposals
  • Experience in RFP/RFQ process with institutions and organizations
  • Displays superior client relations skills
  • Proven construction administration experience
  • Comfort and familiarity with all design processes and standards
  • Ability to travel to client locations

Education Requirements:

MLA or M.Arch desired; RLA preferred. 

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