Careers

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.

NBW is currently looking for the following positions:

  • Designer (experience 1-3 years) Currently remote. Based in New York, NY or Houston, TX.  Charlottesville, VA could be considered. 
  • Graphic Artist / Communications Coordinator.  (experience 3+ years) Currently remote.  Based in Charlottesville, VA, Houston, TX or New York, NY

Designer (experience 1-3 years)

New York, NY, Houston, TX or Charlottesville, VA

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, Houston and New York is seeking an experienced Designer for the Charlottesville office. 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:

  • Two (2) to four (4) 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

 

Graphic Designer / Communications Coordinator (experience 3+ years)

Charlottesville, VA, New York, NY or Houston, TX

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, a design practice with offices in Virginia, Houston and New York is seeking an experienced Graphic Designer / Communications Coordinator for the Charlottesville office. At least three (3) 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 Communications Coordinator with strong Graphic Design skills to join our team.

The person in this position will contribute to most every aspect of the department’s production. Broadly:

  • Assist the team, taking initiative in managing RFQ and RFP production tasks, and sometimes leading the response process
  • Contribute to new publications on the firm’s work – from text editing to graphic design
  • 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

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
  • Advanced to expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite, and website development tools, Rhino experience would be a plusWorking knowledge of 3-D modeling programs Rhino or SketchUp and associated plug-ins
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Proven ability to make significant contributions to text development and essential writing and editing processes with experience preferably in design or related disciplines
  • Proven ability to make significant contributions to text development and essential writing and editing processes with experience preferably in design or related disciplines
  • Strong oral, written and graphic communication skills
  • Some digital photography and videography experience desired
  • Video editing experience a plus
  • CAD, 3-D modeling or GIS software knowledge a plus but not required
  • Ability to prioritize and meet concurrent deadlines
  • Remain up-to-date with graphic design practices and software

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.