Careers

NBW is currently looking for the following positions:

 
  • Landscape Architect (experience 10-12 years). Currently remote. Based in New York, NY, Charlottesville, VA or Houston, TX
  • Designer (experience 1-5 years). Currently remote. Based in New York, NY
  • Designer (experience 1-5 years). Currently remote. Based in Houston, TX
  • Graphic Artist (experience 3 years) Currently remote.  Based in Charlottesville, VA

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.  

Applications submitted via email are unable to be considered.

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 Architect (experience 10-12 years)

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, New York and Houston is seeking a landscape architect with 10-12 years of professional experience for our Charlottesville, New York or Houston 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 (10) 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: Open until filled.

 

Designer (experience 1-5 years)

New York, NY

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, Houston and New York is seeking experienced Designers for the New York office. Designers with one (1) to five (5) years or more of 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 four (5) 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.

Submit resume, cover letter and samples of design work here

Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Designer (experience 1-5 years)

Houston, TX

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, Houston and New York is seeking a experienced designer for the Houston, TX office. Designers with one (1) to five (5) years or more of 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 four (5) 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.

Submit resume, cover letter and samples of design work here

Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Graphic Designer / Communications Coordinator (experience 2-5 years)

Charlottesville, VA or New York, NY

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, Houston and New York is seeking an experienced Graphic Designer for the Charlottesville or New York office. At least two (2) years’ experience is 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.

We are seeking a Graphic Designer to join our team.

The Graphic/ Web Designer will create and/or edit images, copy, audio-visual components, and other material for web and print distribution; assist in creating interactive website elements; organize and maintain digital files and images; and create and post new material to NBW’s existing website. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Interest or experience in landscape architecture or architecture would be beneficial to the position.  An initial goal for the Graphic Designer is to participate in the completion of a monograph of the firm’s design work to be published 2022.

The person in this position will contribute to most every aspect of the department’s production. Graphic and writing and editing skills are crucial for participating and contributing to processes. Broadly, the Graphic Designer would:

  • Substantially contribute to upcoming publications, especially a new firm monograph
  • Assist the team with graphic layouts for RFQ and RFP production tasks. For this a thorough understanding of the firm’s mission, design process, values, visual assets, and experience will be crucial
  • Contribute to publications on the firm’s work – from curation of images to graphic design
  • Contribute to firm projects especially planning and research documents
  • Contribute to web and social media tasks
  • Participate in the production and commissioning of video work
  • Organize and maintain digital files and images
  • Assist in the strategizing and production of project material from logos and wayfinding to interpretive and narrative strategies

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a proven interest or experience in landscape architecture, architecture, design or science communication. Ability and appetite to prioritize deadlines and keep connected to the production team – often consisting of designers and communication staff – will be key.

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of applicable experience
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite, and website development tools, Rhino experience would be a plus
  • Working knowledge of 3-D modeling programs Rhino or SketchUp and associated plug-ins
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and meet concurrent deadlines
  • Remain up-to-date with graphic design practices and software
  • Some digital photography and videography experience desired
  • CAD, 3-D modeling or GIS software knowledge a plus 
  • Interest in Data Visualization

Education Requirements:

Undergraduate or graduate graphic design or related degree or equivalent experience.

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

Submit resume, cover letter and samples of writing and design work here

About the Communications Department:

The Communications team at NBW is imbedded into every aspect of the firm’s processes. The pace is fast and there are always competing deadlines. Generally, the team is engaged in the following categories of production:

  • Proposals and Contracts
  • All Firm Inward and Outward Communication (website, social media, publications, etc.)
  • Graphic Production and Editing
  • Video and Motion Graphics Production
  • Data Visualization
  • Communications Plans for Parks
  • Interpretive Strategies for Public Spaces
  • Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics

Our team is passionate about communicating the firm’s work and mission and helping articulate landscape architecture design processes to a wide audience. We understand the challenge and importance of communicating systems and design to a mainstream audience.