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Landscape Designer

Company: Howard Formby Garden Design
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Howard Formby Garden Design -is a boutique Landscape Design Studio dedicated to all aspects of garden design, regenerative landscapes and garden conservation, specialized in creating elegant solutions to habitat enhancement while merging residential built environments with their natural sites. It's rewarding and challenging to work on world-class projects with exceptional planners, architects and designers. -
Landscape Architect/Designer (3-5 years) / Full-Time - RegularHoward Formby Garden based north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. The focus of our practice is planning, landscape design and garden conservation for high-end residential projects, both small and large scale. We find that most of our projects are "special situations" where a sensitive environment, a historic context or a complex approvals process requires an innovative approach.HFGD is dedicated to respectfully merging the built environment with the natural setting through thoughtful, collaborative design. Inherent in our design process are knowledge and respect for local and regional cultures and history, the natural setting and the desires of our clients. This understanding of the land and its inhabitants is the foundation of our work and provides cultural connections to place.
Position Role & Responsibilities
Working with us in this role, you may be responsible for:

  • Design (design studies, sketches, and conceptual studies using hand drawing and digital media)
  • 3D modeling
  • Producing presentation graphics and presentations
  • Assisting in preparation of construction drawings/documents, sets (grading plans, planting plans, layout plans, technical details and specifications)
  • Assist in development of site development plans submitted for development approval in conformance with plans, specifications, and ordinances
  • Compiling and analyzing data on site conditions
  • Assist in preparation of cost estimates, technical reports and memos
  • Attending and participating in meetings (incl. oral presentations, interaction with clients, consultant teams, and travel)
  • Work with designers and principal on a collaborative team from conceptual design through construction documentation.
  • Manage large AutoCAD drawing files with multiple reference files.
    • A professional undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate from an accredited program in landscape architecture or architecture.
      Candidate Qualifications:
      • 3-5 years professional experience in a landscape architecture office
      • Strong design skills
      • Strong problem solving, critical thinking skills, analysis
      • Attention to detail and organization
      • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
      • Effective time management skills
      • Leadership qualities and ability to take initiative; self-motivation
      • Ability to take direction
      • Sense of accountability
      • Ability and willingness to travel (subject to Covid conditions)
      • Project management/project coordination experience
      • Experience with schematic design, design development, and construction documents
      • Demonstrated the ability to successfully work directly with clients and other consultants
      • Demonstrated the ability to successfully direct the work of junior staff and train entry level designers
      • Technical understanding of landscape architecture site development elements
      • Licensure as a landscape architect, planner, or architect, or is in the process of becoming licensed (is considered a bonus)
      • Understanding of when support is needed from senior staff and ability to execute and integrate direction/input provided.
      • Ability to teach efficient use of CAD and Adobe Suite to junior staff
      • Ability to direct (with the support of senior staff) preparation of conceptual and schematic deliverables as well as construction documents including grading, drainage, lighting, planting and construction details.
        Proficiency in:
        • AutoCAD 2014+
        • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, esp.)
        • Microsoft Office
        • 3D modeling (SketchUp and Rhino)
        • Google Earth Pro
        • Hand sketching
          • Portfolio (PDF, 15MB max.)
          • Resume/CV (word or PDF)
          • Contact info for 2-3 references
          • Email or cover letter

Keywords: Howard Formby Garden Design, Petaluma , Landscape Designer, Other , Petaluma, California

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