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Landscape Architect/Landscape Designer

  • Company PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Location Downtown Toronto
  • Published May 11, 2023
  • Closing Jun 09, 2023

Come and join our busy design studio! 

We are looking for motivated and dynamic Landscape Architects or Landscape Designers with 3 - 5 years of post-graduate experience. We require a well-rounded individuals with the experience and education to demonstrate excellent creativity and insight, and with experience in construction drawings and contract administration, including on-site reviews. 


You will apply your skill and knowledge in a diverse range of settings to support project goals. You will work closely with all members of the studio including both the landscape and architecture teams and will report directly to a partner. The work will include all aspects of a project from schematic design, design development, construction documents, tender, and construction administration. Responsibilities will include: 

  • Manage projects from concept through contract administration phases; 
  • Develop and prepare concept and design development materials under guidance of a senior leader; 
  • Develop details, based on research and resolution of technical and design issues; 
  • Analyze applicable codes, by-laws and other regulations and technical documents/reports; 
  • Prepare and coordinate designs for permits and other approvals; 
  • Manage and coordinate consultants; 
  • Assist in site visits/ site evaluations and reports, and support the contract administration process; 
  • Manage own work and ensure it meets office standards and project deadlines; 
  • Prepare drawings using Vectorworks, AutoCAD and other modeling software; 
  • Develop strong relationships with clients and internal teams; 
  • Other related duties as required. 


  • Landscape designer or licensed landscape architect with 3 to 5 years post-graduate professional office experience and experience working on medium to large-sized landscape projects; 
  • MLA or foreign equivalent; 
  • Project management experience including coordinating, managing, and designing projects; 
  • Strong organizational skills including management of multiple, concurrent projects in various stages; 
  • Familiarity with construction details, construction methodology, and processes; 
  • Familiarity with local building codes and authority approval processes; 
  • Background in urban planting design and ecological strategies that support climate resilience; 
  • Experience in all project phases including construction administration both on-site and in-office (administrative functions); 
  • Confident and excellent at communicating design ideas; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a studio environment; 
  • Well organized, efficient, and motivated to achieve excellence in the work; 
  • Comfortable working on a Mac platform and proficient with CAD and BIM softwares, Adobe Suite, and MS Office. Knowledge of Vectorworks will be considered an asset; 
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Drivers license ideal; 

Term: Permanent, full time. 

Salary: Based on experience. Time off in lieu for additional hours. 

Benefits: Dental care, extended health care, life insurance, paid time off. 

Work Environment: Full in-office or hybrid. 


Plant Architect is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. Our team is built on diversity, equity and inclusion and we value its members' backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. If you require accommodation to participate in our hiring process, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us to make your needs known in advance. 

How to apply: 
Please send your resume to [email protected] 
You must include the following when submitting your application: 

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume 
  • References attesting experience 
  • Link to web portfolio, copy of portfolio or relevant work examples. 

We thank all candidates for their interest and time; however, only those who are the most qualified for the role will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

Who We Are: 

PLANT is a studio of landscape architects and architects who specialize in the making of personal and public space. We’ve been doing this for twenty-five years. We’ve done a lot of beautiful, weird, and interesting things, and we bring that knowledge to every new project. Research and critical thinking are fundamental to the way we work. We use our love of debate and iteration to create projects with a strong cultural-historical grounding, a sensitivity to the nature of individual sites, and a deep interest in how people live in and experience space. 


We call ourselves PLANT because, like a plant, we have a deep-rooted connection to the environment and a strong sense of place. Like the other kind of plant, we also make things; we value process, craft, and construction. Sometimes we like to plant things – like ideas in people’s minds, or unexpectedly delightful moments in a place – and of course beautiful flora in landscapes. 


Our primary areas of specialization include residential and institutional architecture and landscape architecture, adaptive reuse, interiors, urban infrastructure, feasibility studies, and master planning. We also offer a broad range of value-added services that include furniture and lighting design, public facilitation, and integrated graphics.