Job: Senior Landscape Architect at BIG in Brooklyn, NY

BIG is looking for a Senior Landscape Architect to join our NYC office. The Senior Landscape Architect will work closely with the Partners, Project Leadership, and the global BIG L team to drive the vision for the future of BIG Landscape.

BIG is a group of 700+ architects, engineers, urbanists, and business minds from all over the world, based in our Copenhagen, New York, London, Shenzhen, and Barcelona offices. Our global team of 40+ Landscape Architects is part of an integrated design process from the beginning of our projects to their implementation. Our collaborative design process addresses the complexity of each project, responding to its unique culture, climate, landscape, and location. BIG L’s designs are living organisms that are made to adapt over time —spaces that are grown rather than built. BIG L works across a number of typologies including, Planning, Urban Design, Infrastructure, Resilience Strategies, Public Realm and Civic Spaces, Courtyards and Gardens, and Design of Outdoor Elements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Development and management of landscape projects with client and consultant teams
  • Technical production of drawing sets
  • Managing the BIG L team in NYC
  • Setting the design direction for landscape projects and deliverables in close collaboration with Partners and Project Leaders
  • Engaging with clients and consultants and presenting design options
  • Reporting to the Landscape Partner and Partner(s)-in-Charge

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in Landscape Architecture
  • License in Landscape Architecture is preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of experience as a Landscape Architect on built and published references
  • Experience with client management and project coordination
  • Strong conceptual and design skills
  • Experience with technical detailing, writing specifications, preparing contract documents, and construction administration
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhino, and Adobe Suite (Revit is a preferred)
  • Experience in an array of typologies (public, private, master planning) and technical realms (resiliency, large and small scale)
  • Experience in material selection and construction detailing
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • US citizenship or work permit is preferred

At BIG, we value and encourage the following qualities:

  • Be proactive – take initiative, do research and don’t be afraid to try new things; prevent issues rather than just fix them
  • Be reliable – be someone leadership can trust to deliver on any task
  • Be accountable – from the big picture to the day-to-day, from production and team morale to liaising with Ops, own the decisions you make
  • Be consistent – prove you can do it, and then do it again and again
  • Be tenacious – be committed, show up, contribute with passion, do your best, get stuff done and don’t give up
  • Be independent – don’t be afraid to ask questions but be able to take a task or project and run with it
  • Be clever – be smart, know your stuff, think critically, keep the big picture in mind, figure things out and look up new knowledge, stay updated and be curious
  • Be nice – be a team player and a good colleague, be honest, respect your colleagues, don’t take yourself too seriously and have fun!
  • Be generous – share your knowledge and skills with other BIGsters and mentor others when you can

Diversity has been part of our DNA since BIG’s foundation. A multitude of cultures and backgrounds creates a new point of reference, which leads to amazing insights. At BIG, we celebrate and support diversity because it makes our team, work and the built environment better. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and take affirmative action to employ equally regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2022


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