NBW is currently looking for the following positions:


We're always happy to connect with talented, creative and passionate professionals in our field.  Please submit your materials if you don't see a position that is a fit at this time, but would like to be considered for future opportunities at the firm.  

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Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects is a Equal Opportunity Employer, providing opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Landscape Architects (experience 5-15 years)

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, New York and Houston is seeking landscape architects ranging from 5-15 years of professional experience for our New York or Charlottesville offices.  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. 

This position 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. 

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 (5) years minimum of applicable experience in a professional setting
  • Expert proficiency inAutoCAD, 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

Education Requirements:

MLA or M.Arch, RLA preferred

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

Submit resume, cover letter and samples of design work here

Deadline: August 27th


Conservation Biologist/Landscape Architect

Charlottesville, VA

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Charlottesville, VA, Houston, TX and New York, NY is seeking a landscape and conversation ecologist with experience or educational background in landscape architecture for the Charlottesville location. We are committed to design excellence in the creation of landscapes that are sustainable and honor ecological and cultural contexts of place.  As a firm, NBW seeks to apply the tools of the practice of landscape architecture to the critical issues facing our world including climate change, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity. This position would be a leading voice in those efforts in collaboration with the principal and design staff. 

The candidate should have experience managing projects, including conducting meetings with clients and agencies, coordinating reviews with technical staff, scoping projects for the appropriate level of services needed, budget control, maintaining schedules, managing sub-consultants, and conducting quality control. The appropriate candidate will be expected to develop new work as well as oversee existing work and staff.

Strong emphasis will be placed on previous technical experience, quality of work, and the ability to manage project budgets and schedules. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential.

Skills and Experience Desired:

  • Ability to bridge the disciplines of landscape architecture and ecology through concepts, research and graphic form. 
  • Ability to use networks (academic and professional) to convene scientists for biological surveys, review of design work, and building strategic partnerships.
  • Entrepreneurial instincts to grow this sector of the practice to become, in time, self-supporting if not an eventual profit center.
  • Enthusiasm for the position and a demonstration of understanding of the role landscape architecture plays in conservation.
  • Proven ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, build relationships with conservation organizations, write for scientific journals and present at conferences.
  • Ability to research and prepare technical documents.
  • Disseminate significant findings through presentations, reports, posters, technical publications, and web pages
  • Demonstrate an understanding of constructed, performative landscapes and the role of scientific monitoring in design and maintenance of these landscapes.
  • Surveying and impact assessment of proposed projects on local wildlife species and plant communities, sensitive/listed species and their habitats and other general ecological surveys.
  • Coursework or knowledge of species taxonomy and field identification preferred.
  • Designing, securing funding, and coordinating studies that assemble information on the diversity, composition, status, environmental setting, distribution, ecology, and management of our project’s terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic communities and ecosystems.
  • Working with partners to identify key information gaps for ecological data and developing strategies and financial resources to address them.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD and MS Office
  • Working knowledge of GIS preferred.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to self-edit work and command a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required.
  • Current valid driver's license required.

Preference will be given to candidates with landscape architecture and restoration ecology experience, as well as expertise in conservation biology and natural resource management.   

Due to COVID-19, this position will begin remotely.

Education Requirements:

Masters or bachelors in Conservation Biology, Restoration Ecology, Biology or Natural Resource Management is preferred with three to five years of relevant professional experience.  A design education or experience in architecture or landscape architecture is also desired. 

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

Submit resume, cover letter and samples of design work here


Contracts Coordinator

The Contracts Coordinator is a significant contributor to the activities of the Communications Department. The person in this position will contribute to the creation and completion of contracts and proposals for the firm. Writing and editing skills are crucial for participating and contributing to processes, some graphic skills would be helpful. Attention to detail is important. 

Tasks range from responding to RFQ/Ps to creating, editing, and managing other proposals and contracts using the firm’s graphic standards.

Broadly, the Contracts Coordinator would:

  • Understand the firm’s history, mission, goals, studios, staff and projects and be able to clearly articulate this information verbally, graphically, and in writing
  • Draft, edit, and help to manage proposal and contract processes – this is a significant aspect of the role
  • Assist in tracking and executing contracts with firm clients and sub-consultants
  • Review and respond to RFPs and RFQs
  • Help develop proposals
  • Help develop contracts
  • Be the point person for getting input from appropriate people and managing the process
  • Follow up on getting contracts back and filing appropriately
  • Help with subconsultant agreements
  • Identify and help with add-service agreements

Secondary tasks could include, depending on workload, personal interest, and availability:

  • Prepare weekly Design Updates
  • Assist with press requests and material requests from client and retained PR firms
  • Perform research relating to project work, lectures, outreach, and other firm activities
  • Contribute to the collaborative process of preparing:
    • Master plans and other project reports
    • Articles about the firm and associated subjects
    • Presentations for public and client meetings
    • Interviews
  • Contribute to the archiving and organization of firm material and suggest improvements to systems and workflows
  • Help to coordinate publications, web presentations, videos, etc.
  • Contribute to the production of publications 
  • Contribute to web and social media tasks

About the Contracts Coordinator Candidate

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to prioritize deadlines and keep connected to the production team, often consisting of designers and communication staff, will be key.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent collaborative and team skills
  • Responsive to critiques and feedback from managers, peers and admin staff
  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Show willingness to take on assignments and challenges
  • Function as a dependable, cooperative, and effective team player
  • Display professionalism in all communication and interactions (phone calls, face-to-face meetings, e-mails and other written correspondence)
  • Commitment to company values, goals and mission
  • Some knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud preferred but not crucial (especially InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) 
  • Strong writing and editing skills, specifically relating to design (Optional submit up to three writing samples)


  • BA or BS preferred
  • 1 - 3 years of related work experience in a design or legal field is preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize and meet concurrent deadlines

Please submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume including list of software experience and/or graphic skills
  • Writing samples (Optional - up to three)

NBW is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. NBW offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Submit resume, cover letter and writing samples here