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Landscape Architect

Our Practice

G architects is a vibrant and growing practice, with its head office located in downtown Toronto and an Eastern Ontario office in Kingston. Our core sectors are seniors’ retirement and long-term care, mental health treatment, and non-acute healthcare environments. Our work also includes life sciences, commercial, retail and post-secondary projects.

Our studio environment encourages our team member’s professional growth and development through encouraging independence and autonomy, balanced with mentoring and support. At G architects, we client service, dialogue, value, transparency, with sound project management in the design of our projects

The Position

G architects depends on its Landscape Architect (LA) to assist Partners and lead others throughout the design process with a particular emphasis on the collaborative development of site, landscape and building design through all phases of projects. The LA will implement G architects’ vision of integrated landscape and building design in the development of the site planning and landscape design for our projects. While the LA duties will be performed with direction from the Partners, they will be the Partners’ delegated authority to act as our client’s contact for landscape architecture & landscape design on our projects.

LA will conceive, develop, visualize, and present site, landscape and building design concepts for clients and with the design team. They will also provide leadership, design input and mentorship with project teams on development of the design, integration of landscape, detailing of site and landscaping elements, and general review of the construction of landscape elements on-site. LA will work independently and with other Architects, Intern Architects, Architectural Technologist, Students and other staff members to support design teams and ensure high-quality schematic design, design development, contract documents and construction administration services.

The LA will assume responsibility for design quality for landscape design on projects in the studio, as well as supporting the firm’s senior leadership in monitoring project schedules, team progress and project sustainability. The LA may support the growth and overall development of the Landscape Architect team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the conception, design, and execution of landscape design and site development on projects at all levels of complexity from proposal through concept design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration
  • Develop personal and firm expertise in landscape architecture and landscape design
  • Inspire prospects, clients, and team members with landscape design concepts and solutions
  • Actively contribute to the design dialogue in the firm
  • Assist in the creation of visualizations, samples, demonstration boards and models
  • Assist in product and materials research
  • Ensure high-quality drawings, documentation, visualizations, and client service practices to reduce rework, errors, and omission
  • Proactively share design knowledge, expertise and best practices with other team members
  • Promote the development of systems and processes for improved design, technical quality, and client service
  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills
  • Create sound relationships with clients and contractors to promote repeat business


Qualifications

Requirements

  • Registered Landscape Architect with OALA
  • Working knowledge of Revit and Bluebeam software
  • Strong written and spoken English language skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong landscape design and landscape architectural experience, with a focus on design quality on projects from concept through documentation


Additional assets

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, or Sketchup
  • Working knowledge of Project Management software (i.e. Wrike)
  • Working experience in a mid-sized design office

The ideal candidate should be passionate about quality in project design, be responsible and reliable, take pride in one’s work, and enjoy a collaborative and genial work environment.

All resumes are to be submitted by e-mail only to [email protected] with the position title in the subject line.