Job: Landscape Architect at BDP in Bristol, UK

We have a position available at our Bristol studio for a Landscape Architect looking to develop professional and technical skills whilst contributing to an exciting programme of high-quality work.

You will have the opportunity to work within our award-winning, interdisciplinary practice and contribute to an exciting programme of work, including the design of parks, streets, urban spaces, and a variety of prestigious buildings across the UK and overseas.

About you

You will have excellent design skills coupled with good relevant experience that demonstrates solid CAD and IT proficiency. Passionate about Landscape Architecture, you will be keen to develop your personal and professional skills in a supportive environment.

You will demonstrate a collaborative team-working style and enjoy working to tight deadlines. You will be able to work effectively with people at all levels and from all backgrounds and have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

Additionally, the Landscape Studios in BDP’s London and Glasgow offices are currently seeking Graduate, Chartered and Senior Chartered Landscape Architects, with strong design and technical skills, to contribute to a large, evolving, and exciting programme of work. As a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers, and urbanists, BDP offers a unique opportunity to work on a range of high-profile projects within multi-disciplinary project teams. For full details, please visit our recruitment website Home – BDP

About us

Passionate about design and curious about nature, we are thought pioneers, innovators, and early adopters of new technologies. In a constantly changing world, we enjoy creating and delivering clever solutions that add value to our clients whilst enhancing the environment and improving the everyday lives of the communities we serve.

We have grown to be one of Europe’s largest landscape practices through our enthusiasm for collaboration, our ability to deliver quality, and our ready access to a large collective of experts. Reliability and our ability to exceed expectations afford us a special status and capability in the design world.

Widely recognised as being one of the leading landscape design consultancies in the UK. We enjoy working collaboratively with our clients, stakeholders and communities and we strive to meet aspirations through contextually responsive solutions that improve people’s lives through the delivery of improved environments that are unique, healthy, welcoming, and inclusive to all.

The great thing about working as a place maker at BDP is the variety, scale, and complexity of the projects we work on. One day we can be crafting a bespoke street furniture detail, and the next strategizing on entirely new settlements, sometimes local, sometimes global. We are proud to have developed an award-winning portfolio of projects on a local, national, and international scale.

Creative about design, we enjoy a challenge and understand how to create inspirational places and landscapes from an original concept through to successful implementation. Assisted by our passion and our understanding of human behaviour, ecological science, regenerative design, politics, cost, and logistics, we have an excellent track record of transforming visions and strategies into distinctive, stimulating, healthy and resilient places.

Our recent award-winning schemes have included:

  • Sponge Park, our climate-resilient park created in West Gorton, Manchester, won the excellence in water management award in last year’s Landscape Institute Awards. The park is designed with nature-based solutions to ‘drink’ and absorb rainwater, thereby reducing flood risk.
  • We worked alongside artist Wolfgang Buttress to relocate the HIVE from Milan to Kew Gardens. In 2016 The Hive won a Landscape Institute Award for its immersive impact. A beacon of contemporary art, it continues to stand tall as a striking symbol of the challenges facing bees today.
  • The Italian Gardens in Weston-Super-Mare won the best pedestrian environment category in the Street Design awards in 2019; they were shortlisted for the Pineapples Awards of that year.

BDP offers

BDP offers a great opportunity for your personal development with exposure to the full range of our skills and expertise, as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, contribution towards professional subscriptions, a stimulating working environment and excellent prospects for career advancement. We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply

To apply for a role, please visit Vacancies – and click on the apply button below the vacancy. You will then need to complete the online application form; please ensure that you attach an up-to-date CV with a cover letter (<400 words) that outlines your experience with the above job description. Please include an indication of your salary expectations and notice period in your cover letter. No agency or 3rd party applications will be accepted.

BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves, and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, well-being, and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills and professional and life experiences to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly.

BDP is an equal opportunities employer.

Office Name

Building Design Partnership

Job Location

Bristol, United Kingdom

Deadline for applications

January 31, 2023

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