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Job Opportunities: Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect

Position: Full Time
Experience: 2-5 years min.

Mayer/Reed is a Portland, Oregon-based design studio providing landscape architecture, urban design, visual communications, and product design services for sustainable environments in which people live, work and play. The firm’s work in creating places for human activity explores the social, cultural, ecological and historic contexts that shape these environments.

Mayer/Reed is seeking a landscape designer or recently registered landscape architect to join our Landscape Architecture and Urban Design group. We are looking for a well-rounded individual who has excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills with the
ability to make positive contributions in a fast-paced collaborative team environment.

Experience and interest in sustainable design and technology are needed. The position requires design and production capabilities for a variety of public and private development projects.  Tasks may include creating illustrative graphics, programming, site analysis, design, product
specifications and production of detailed construction drawings.

Candidates must have a bachelor or masters degree in an accredited landscape architecture program and be proficient in AutoCad, SketchUp, and Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite software. Revit and Rhino experience is strongly encouraged.

Salary is commensurate with the level of experience. A comprehensive benefits package is offered. Our studio is in downtown Portland with access to bike and transit routes. Staff enjoys
on-site workout, bike and shower facilities, and education and social events. Visit www.mayerreed.com to learn more about our work and office culture.

Submit cover letter, resume, references and portfolio by March 2, 2018 to Mayer/Reed, attn: Jeramie Shane, Principal, employment-la@mayerreed.com


Job Opportunities: Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect

Location:             Medford, Oregon

Galbraith & Associates, an established Landscape Architecture firm in Medford is seeking a Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect.

Full or part time position. We are looking for someone with AutoCAD skills and experience; a LA license is preferred, but will consider a candidate with design experience or working toward licensure.

Qualities we are looking for:

– Interested in long term growth with our company

– Good communication skills

– Capable of working on several projects concurrently

Types of projects:

– Residential

– Commercial

– Parks

– Institutional

– City, County, Federal

Required skills:

– AutoCAD, Basic Computer Skills

Beneficial skills:

– Photoshop, Sketch-up

Please submit response to:    John Galbraith     john@galbraithla.com

Include:    Resume, Portfolio

Please limit response to 15 MB maximum size

 


Job Opportunities: Landscape Architect/Project Manager

Marianne Zarkin Landscape Architects (MZLA) is seeking a landscape architect/project manager with 5 to 10 years of experience. Our firm focuses on public projects including transportation, parks, trails, multi-family housing, and K-12 educational campuses. Visit our website to learn more about our firm: www.mz-la.com

Applicants should possess excellent design and graphic communication skills, be a creative problem solver, and demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.  We offer competitive wages and benefits and will consider a flexible, less than full time arrangement.

Minimum required technical skills: proficiency with AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp, Microsoft Office.

Minimum educational requirements: BLA from an accredited program.

Email in pdf format a letter of interest, references, resume and examples of work to:  marianne@mz-la.com.   Please keep file sizes under 10MB.

MZLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Opportunities – Landscape Architect – City of Vancouver

The purpose of this position is to perform professional level landscape architecture and park planning work relating to parks, open space and related facilities.  Provide project design and planning, manage consultants, perform design review, prepare permitting documents and perform construction inspection on park and recreation capital and improvement projects.  Provide information and assistance to the public on park and recreation related matters.

Position Status:  This is a full-time, regular, exempt position. This position is also 3-year limited term from date of hire.

 Salary Range: $63,564-$82,620

 Functions

  • Develop conceptual and comprehensive site and master plans. Create technical drawings, plans, and specifications. Prepare detailed graphics and written documents for grants and other funding sources.  Deliver presentations to a wide variety of stakeholders, including the City Council, management, neighborhoods, and community groups. Inspect construction to ensure compliance to plans, specifications, and applicable guidelines and standards. Approve payment for services.
  • Coordinate and oversee multiple projects being designed by consultants. Develop contract specifications and participate in the bid selection process. Prioritize projects and maintain accurate progress records as appropriate.
  • Confer with and advise State and local agencies and organization as well as the general public regarding City park and recreation matters
  • Develop cost estimates and prepare and monitor project budgets. Identify departmental budget needs and make recommendations for budget requests.
  • Prepare reports and graphics and acquire permits for projects which require local, state, and federal agency review.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience

  • Three (3) years of related experience relating to planning, design and development of park, trails and/or open spaces.

Education

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in landscape architecture from an accredited college or university with major course work in landscape architecture, planning or a related field.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Intermediate skills in AutoCADD required.
  • Proficiency using GIS and/or Adobe Suite experience is highly desirable.

Required Licenses and/or Certifications 
Possession of:

  • Washington State Landscape Architects License is highly desired.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Must apply on-line at this link or the City of Vancouver’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vancouver/jobs/1797989/landscape-architect?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Job Opportunities: Landscape Designer and Landscape Architect

Lango Hansen Landscape Architects currently has two open positions for an entry level landscape designer with 2 to 5 years of experience and a landscape architect/project manager with 5 to 10 years of experience.

We are a progressive firm with a studio atmosphere and a flexible team who share in all aspects of the work, including marketing, design, construction documentation and construction administration. We are currently working on a full slate of projects including urban design, parks, educational campuses, multi-family housing and landscape restoration work.

Requirements for both positions:

  • Evidence of experience that shows a commitment to design excellence
  • Strong design/organizational skills and a passion for creativity
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with appropriate hand and computer graphic skills
  • Technical skills: AutoCAD, hand drawing, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop; 3D modeling
  • A high degree of self-motivation, flexibility, and resourcefulness
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

To find out more about our firm, visit our website at www.langohansen.com.

Educational Requirements: BLA or MLA

Email letter of interest, resume and samples of work to: employment@langohansen.com

Please keep file sizes under 10MB.

Lango Hansen Landscape Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Meet the 2018 Executive Committee

As many of you know, the Annual Meeting marks the point in the year where elected candidates begin their term on the Executive Committee (ExCom). I think that ASLA Oregon is exceptionally lucky this year to be welcoming the following folks into their new positions on the ExCom.

Please join me in welcoming people in their new positions this year and learning a little bit more about the Chapter work that they are doing.

Thanks,

Andreas Stavropoulos, ASLA
President

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Andreas Stavropoulos (President) – Andreas led the membership survey effort last year and with your feedback, he will be working to integrate as many ideas as possible into the Design Symposium (April 7th, mark your calendars!) and Design Awards. He’s expecting a first child late February, who may or may not make an appearance at the Design Symposium in a bid to be the youngest-ever attendee.

Mary Stewart (President-elect) – Mary brings her enthusiasm, experience, and Amsterdam bicycle to the ExCom. Mary attended the Chapter Presidents Council in LA and learned from other chapter leaders how they approach common problems. Mary will lead an effort to build our volunteer database to help with programs and member opportunities and will help to recruit candidates for next year’s election. Interested in joining the ExCom? Get in touch with her!

Jean Senechal Biggs (Trustee) – Jean continues to grace us with her calm presence, powerful sense of organization and deep knowledge of local and national issues. In her now role as Trustee, Jean will step up state advocacy efforts in 2018 and will represent Oregon ASLA at the bi-annual Board of Trustees meeting.

Laurie Mooney (Treasurer) – Laurie crafted this year’s budget with aplomb and a sense of tempered optimism. Oregon ASLA is projected to remain in the black thanks to her budget, the board’s hard work, support from our sponsors, and your participation!

Andrew Jepson-Sullivan (Communications Chair) – Newswires like this one are a result of Andrew’s ongoing efforts to keep our members informed. Andrew is helping to implement internal standards that will help the ExCom communicate internally with greater efficiency. Look out for a refresh/update of the Newswire in 2018.

Shannon Simms (VP Member Services) – Without missing a beat, Shannon has led the Fellows Committee which considers and nominates a candidate from Oregon ASLA for elevation as a Fellow. You’ll may be hearing from Shannon to assist you renewing your membership sometime in the coming year.

Elizabeth (Liz) Auvil (Student Liason) – Liz wasted no time in diving into organizing this years Shadow Mentor Day, which will happen in Portland, Seattle, and Bend. (Friday, Feb 2nd). Thanks Liz!

Casey Howard (Emerging Professionals Chair) – Casey is excited to keep building on the success of project like Sketch PDX that engage younger Oregon ASLA members. And, did you notice the beautiful Design Awards program? Thank Casey!

Kate Tromp van Holst and Rebecca Shepard (Willamette Valley Co-Chairs) – Kate and Rebecca have done a great job of planning events and increasing CEU opportunities for Oregon ASLA members in the Willamette Valley. They already planned out a robust calendar for 2018! Keep your eye out on the Newswire for information about Section events.

Stephanie Kennedy (Newly Hired Association Manager) – Stephanie has proven in short order streamline operations, save money, and spend more time working on Chapter events.

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Of course, we are incredibly grateful for the work of ExCom members who are continuing their terms from last year: Jaime Hendrickson (VP of Chapter Services), Marianne Zarkin & Andrea Kuns (Mt. Hood Section Co-Chairs), Brian Stuhr (Secretary), Laura Turnbull (Education Chair), Kat Langenderfer & Chelsea Schneider (High Desert Co-chairs).

BIG THANKS to outgoing ExCom: Patty Hines, Gill Williams, Brian Bainnson, Paula Baretto, and Laurie Matthews. We miss you and are so grateful for the energy and experience you shared with us. Come back and visit soon!

As a reminder, all ASLA members are always welcome to attend monthly ExCom meetings in person (2nd Monday each Month, DKS Associates, Portland) or online. Your input and attendance is always welcome!


Job Opportunity: Senior Designer (Portland, OR)

Alta Planning + Design is seeking a design professional in the field of landscape architecture for our Portland office. This is a unique opportunity for a design professional to take a key role working on high-profile active transportation projects regionally, as well as globally.

You’ll develop cost estimates and design details for construction documents. You’ll participate in and facilitate Alta’s public outreach efforts and lead development of project deliverables. You’ll mentor staff in the growth of their technical proficiencies, contributing in research and enhancing professional staff knowledge. You’ll contribute to Alta’s reputation as a trusted advisor and expert, and be an integral part of the growth of Alta’s Portland design team.

We’re seeking a professional who has knowledge of, and interest in, the field of active transportation, has a solid understanding of the design process, in particular as it relates to street and trail design, and is looking for the next challenge in their career.  As a Senior Designer at Alta, you have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or related field. You’ve worked for a minimum of three to five (3-5) years in a consulting environment or public entity, have working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Civil 3D, ARCGIS or similar, and have the ability to create photo renderings, and concept sketches, develop construction documents or other similar materials. You have experience managing smaller projects or being the design lead on significant tasks that were part of much larger projects.

Alta Planning + Design offers competitive salaries, great benefits including wellness and bike benefits, ten paid holidays per year, a generous starting Paid Time Off package, a five-year travel award, flexible work schedules, work-life balance, advancement opportunities and welcoming – and fun – work environments for our employees. Alta employees “walk the talk” and are passionate about creating livable and healthy communities.

To learn more about this opportunity, click here.

For additional information about Alta Planning + Design, visit: www.altaplanning.com; twitter.com/altaplanning; facebook.com/altaplanning or Instagram.com/altaplanningdesign.

 


Job Opportunity: Landscape Architect Posting – City of Vancouver, WA

Definition

The purpose of this position is to perform professional level landscape architecture and park planning work relating to parks, open space and related facilities.  Provide project design and planning, manage consultants, perform design review, prepare permitting documents and perform construction inspection on park and recreation capital and improvement projects.  Provide information and assistance to the public on park and recreation related matters.

Position Status:  This is a full-time, regular, exempt position. This position is also 3-year limited term from date of hire.

Salary Range: $62,316-$81,000

Functions

  • Develop conceptual and comprehensive site and master plans. Create technical drawings, plans, and specifications. Prepare detailed graphics and written documents for grants and other funding sources.  Deliver presentations to a wide variety of stakeholders, including the City Council, management, neighborhoods, and community groups. Inspect construction to ensure compliance to plans, specifications, and applicable guidelines and standards. Approve payment for services.
  • Coordinate and oversee multiple projects being designed by consultants. Develop contract specifications and participate in the bid selection process. Prioritize projects and maintain accurate progress records as appropriate.
  • Confer with and advise State and local agencies and organization as well as the general public regarding City park and recreation matters
  • Develop cost estimates and prepare and monitor project budgets. Identify departmental budget needs and make recommendations for budget requests.
  • Prepare reports and graphics and acquire permits for projects which require local, state, and federal agency review.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience

  • Three (3) years of related experience relating to planning, design and development of park, trails and/or open spaces.

Education

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in landscape architecture from an accredited college or university with major course work in landscape architecture, planning or a related field.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Intermediate skills in AutoCADD required.
  • Proficiency using GIS and/or Adobe Suite experience is highly desirable.

Required Licenses and/or Certifications 
Possession of:

  • Washington State Landscape Architects License is highly desired.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Must apply on-line at this link or the City of Vancouver’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vancouver/jobs/1797989/landscape-architect?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Job Opportunities: Landscape Design Professional(s)

PLACE is seeking talented Landscape Design professional(s) to lead and support the creative process for a wide variety of projects.

Landscape Architect/3D Rendering Artist (7+ yrs. experience): Position(s) require a degree in landscape architecture, compelling 3D graphic skills, CAD proficiency, and effective project management experience. Strong working experience with 3DS Max, VRay, Photoshop, Revit, and Rhino. An excellent eye for composition, lighting, photography, and photorealism with a strong understanding of 3D modeling, scene assembly, video editing and animation. The ideal candidate will possess 7+ years of relevant experience, strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with outstanding dedication to client service. Ability to speak Mandarin or Japanese and interest in traveling and living abroad part time is desirable. Equivalent combinations of credentials and experience will be considered.

Project/Landscape Designer (0 – 2 yrs. & 4 – 7 yrs. experience): Position(s) require a degree in landscape architecture, active design participation, and compelling graphic skills. Experience with Sketch-UP, Rhino, 3DS Max, Revit, Auto CAD, and the Adobe Suite are preferred. The ideal candidate is motivated, with strong communication skills and excels working within a team format. Ability to speak Mandarin or Japanese and interest in traveling and living abroad part time is desirable. Equivalent combinations of credentials and experience will be considered.

International Exchange (2 – 7 yrs. experience): Position(s) for a 3 month to a yearlong sabbatical to contribute and support the creative process at PLACE. Candidates will participate in a wide variety of projects, assisting with design charrettes, model making, graphic rendering, public engagement, and site tours. Positions(s) require collaborative ingenuity and compelling graphic skills. Experience with programs such as AutoCAD, 3DS Max, VRay, Photoshop, Revit, Adobe Suite and Rhino is preferred. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and possess strong communication and critical thinking skills over multiple scales.

PLACE is a design studio committed to creative landscape architecture, planning, art and urban design in a collaborative atmosphere– the foundation of our practice. We embrace stewardship of the natural world, advance bold ideas, champion vanguard concepts, and create memorable experiences of a timeless craft. Reflected in our partnerships worldwide is our dedication to design excellence and innovative ecological practices, from intimate landscapes to large scale urban development and master planning efforts. PLACE unequivocally represents a creative culture where a desire for fulfilling our distinctive lifestyles honors lasting relationships.

If interested in applying, please send resume, letter of interest, references, a representative sampling of your design portfolio, location preference, and compensation requirements to:

PLACE
careers@place.la
Subject: PLACE – Careers
735 NW 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

PLACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


2018 Urbanism Next Conference

ASLA Oregon is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the University of Oregon to hold the Urbanism Next Conference on March 5-7 of 2018. The Conference focuses on how we integrate emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles and the sharing economy into the built environment. Together with architects, planners, developers, academics and ethicists, we will come together for presentations, sessions, and interactive workshops and charrettes.

ASLA Oregon wants to ensure that landscape architects have a prominent seat at the table for the dialogue, debate, and work shaping our future cityscapes.

Urbanism Next will offer continuing education opportunities for our members and allow interdisciplinary networking with local and national professionals.

Interested in participating?

  • Review the attached Conference overview PDF
  • Review the attached Call for Proposals and consider if you or someone that you know is interested in speaking or hosting a design charrette (if you’d like to be paired with another speaker but don’t know who, that’s OK – indicate that). Proposals are due on Nov. 7th
  • Review the Urbanism Next website for additional information
  • Know anyone who is interested in a sponsorship opportunity? Click here for our Sponsorship flyer!

Special Opportunity – Join the Program Committee – Help Select Conference Speakers!

We are looking for some interested members who will be a Program Committee for Urbanism Next. As part of the Program Committee, you will get the opportunity to meet folks from ASLA, APA, ULI, AIA, and the University of Oregon and help shape the Conference by reviewing session and workshop/charrette proposals. About half of the Program Committee will be asked to be coordinators for a workshop/charrette during the conference.

We ask that each committee member can commit to reviewing and rating session or workshop proposals at some point during the November 7 – November 15 window. Committee members are then invited to participate in a session and workshop proposal meeting on Friday, November 17 from 9 am to 11 am (in person or via Zoom).

If you volunteer to help with the workshop/charrette sessions, we will ask you to be the coordinator to one workshop/charrette and attend that workshop/charrette during the conference. These volunteers will need to participate in two meetings – one in early December to go over their duties and responsibilities and the second meeting in early February to discuss the requirements for your workshop and what to expect the day of the workshop.

Volunteers who are workshop or charrette coordinators will qualify for a reduced rate of $125 for the entire conference.

 

Don’t hesitate to reach to presidentelect@aslaoregon.org with any questions. Hope to see you there!