Landscape Architect/Planner

6847-023
Environmental Design
Pittsburgh, PA
September 27, 2017

Job Description

Louis Berger’s Planning practice is seeking a Landscape Architect/Planner to support growing workloads in its Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA offices. The Landscape Architect/Planner is a key role that will have the opportunity to impact the team’s diverse portfolio through the following:

  • Contribute to private and public facilities master plans (including for federal facilities and educational facilities), resiliency planning, transportation planning, urban planning and landscape planning and design.
  • Participate in planning projects, stakeholder interviews, existing conditions analysis using GIS, develop high quality plan graphics, renderings and 3D models using software as well as hand drawing.
  • Support design projects through preparation of landscape plans for ecosystem restoration projects, landscape design, streetscape and construction drawings for a variety of landscape architecture projects.

Required Experience

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • 1-4 years of practical experience in landscape architecture
  • Master of Landscape Architecture degree or BA with 2 years of experience minimum.
  • Team-based orientation.
  • Ability to conduct independent research and interest in sustainable and resilient design.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and 3D modeling.
  • Eligibility for US government security clearance.
  • Due to the team-based nature of the work and mentoring environment, presence in the office is expected.

Required Project Skills:

  • Read, understand, summarize, and apply existing planning documents, studies, and regulations
  • Create analysis map layers (GIS, CAD, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Listen and record stakeholder input during interviews and charrettes, quickly and thoroughly
  • Graphic design to convey program requirements, statistics, and stakeholder input
  • Hand sketch clear concept/bubble diagrams as well as plans for urban and landscape development
  • Digitally render plans for urban and landscape development in Illustrator or similar
  • Digitally render landscape/urban designs perspectives in Photoshop or similar
  • 3D model landscape/urban designs in Sketchup or similar (graphic enhancement plug-ins a plus)
  • Construction documents in AutoCAD
  • Create Grading plans, layout/dimension plans and landscape plans, details and notes following CAD standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and ESRI/GIS.
  • Landscape Architecture license not required. (Louis Berger will support and reward obtaining licensure).
  • Previous Military Installation Master Planning experience.

Applicants will be asked to provide a writing sample showing description of a design problem, analysis, and recommendations, and graphic samples showing information synthesis (infographics), plans/sections/elevations, analysis graphics, 3D renderings of final designs.

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