Landscape Designer

Join our team at TowerPinkster and open a new door to an amazing career! TowerPinkster, an innovative architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in the Midwest, with offices in Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky, is looking for a talented Landscape Designer to join our team in either Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo Michigan. We seek a design and technical minded individual that brings creativity and ownership to projects every day.  This position is responsible for complete landscape design solutions on projects. These include early concepts, design detail, development, and production of documents for all site related areas of our projects.

Position responsibilities:

  • Plan and design open spaces including both natural and built environments.
  • Develop supporting design documentation.
  • Work closely with the project team’s architectural designers, project managers, project coordinators and engineers to coordinate all proposed elements with the development of the site.
  • Oversee/Participate in the design of a variety of projects.
  • In collaboration with project manager, establish landscape requirements from client.
  • Perform site analysis, to include the assessment of existing site conditions.
  • Conduct preliminary studies of the site (including contours, soil, ecology, buildings, roads).
  • Prepare and present detailed plans and working drawings, including applications, construction details and specifications for the project using computer-aided design software.
  • Continuous learning and research on topics such as plants, landscape materials, native species, playscapes, guidelines, and codes.
  • Collaborate with client when necessary to discuss the project progress.

Position qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture.
  • Minimum 1-4 years of experience in landscape architecture and site planning.
  • Understanding of site construction and civil engineering coordination.
  • Possess creative design skills and software capabilities.
  • Strong graphic capabilities and rendering skills.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Products.
  • CAD and/or BIM knowledge – AutoCAD and Revit 2020 preferred.
  • Exhibit good team communication skills and positive outlook.

Position Location: 

This position would be in either the Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo Michigan office.

What we offer:

  • National award-winning culture and a supportive work environment that empowers employees to stay healthy, fulfill their interests and passions, and balance work and life goals.
  • Industry leading Total Compensation (Paid Overtime, Performance Bonuses, Profit Sharing)
  • Work-Life Balance program providing six (6) additional holidays per year.
  • Paid Community Service Hours
  • Annual Team Training, Professional Development
  • The opportunity to reach your career goals with an award-winning firm

TowerPinkster is a firm of architects and engineers committed to design integrity, quality, and environmental responsibility. Our doors opened in 1953 with just six people and now we have more than 190 of the best employees in Michigan. At our firm, it’s our people who make us different. We have the freedom to explore new ideas, the tools to create innovative strategies and the talent to inspire our clients through interactive design.

Our expertise and collaborative, client-centered approach means the best ideas rise to the top. TowerPinkster received the 2021 National 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for Award and the 2021 Best Firm Award from Zweig Group. We are proud of this achievement and are thankful for our client relationships, our generous communities and all the employees who contribute to TowerPinkster’s exciting and creative culture! Our supportive work environment helps employees reach their career goals, and we have fun doing it!

Our Vision: A diverse, talent-based firm sought after in expanding markets.

Our Mission: Design leaders who create unique environments with clients and communities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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