Landscape Designer

Join our team at TowerPinkster and open a new door to an amazing career! TowerPinkster, an architecture, engineering, and interior design firm based in Michigan, is looking for a talented Landscape Designer to join our team in either Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo. We seek a design and technical-minded individual who brings creativity and ownership to projects daily. 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 the project manager, establish landscape requirements from the client.
  • Perform site analysis, to include the assessment of existing site conditions.
  • Conduct preliminary studies of the site (including contours, soil, ecology, buildings, and 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 a client when necessary to discuss the project’s 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 a positive outlook.


  • A supportive work environment that empowers employees to stay healthy, fulfill their interests and passions, and balance work and life goals.
  • A collaborative, multidisciplinary work environment
  • A commitment to design excellence and client service
  • Team building activities and opportunities.
  • A competitive benefits package and the opportunity to reach your career goals.

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 2023 National 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for Award and the 2023 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! Visit our website: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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