OPPORTUNITIES

LANDSCAPE DESIGN ASSOCIATE

Farm Design LLC is looking for an entry-level Landscape Designer or Architect to join our growing team.

About FARM
Farm Design LLC is a landscape design firm based in Shelter Island, NY. Our work celebrates native and natural systems while also retaining a focus on design excellence. We apply our skills and knowledge as landscape architects, designers, environmentalists, and horticulturists to create regenerative landscapes that engage natural frameworks and support local ecology. We are looking for team members who share our interest in creating evocative native and sustainable landscapes and who are articulate, passionate, and willing to invest to learn their craft.

For examples of our work please visit our portfolio.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting Project Manager with all phases and all aspects of design work, beginning with schematic design presentations through construction documents and beyond.
  • Prepare graphics for site analysis, schematic design ideas, 2-d and 3-d digital models, design development studies, and construction documents.
  • Assist with site work, which includes meeting contractors, discussing design goals with clients, documenting existing landscape features, assessing the health and viability of both existing and new landscapes, preparing meeting notes and more.
  • Prepare and request for pricing documents using Excel, analyze and compare bids, follow up with contractors, and more.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in Auto Cad, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Rhino, and SketchUp.
  • Excellent graphic skills and aesthetics.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Responsible, self motivated and detail oriented.
  • Professional friendly demeanor, as well as excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge and or willing to learn landscape installation and maintenance requirements.
  • Experience with plants and planting, or demonstrated interest in ecology and ecological processes.
  • Familiarity of local building materials and their construction.
  • Must have your own car transportation, mileage is reimbursed.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The Landscape Design Associate will be expected to work in the office as well as on-site at client properties.  This is a hybrid workplace. However, the candidate will ideally be located within a reasonable distance of the East End of Long Island in order to visit properties and monitor projects.

SUBMITTALS:
Please submit a resume and cover letter as a single .pdf, and 3 references.  Submit a separate portfolio either as a .pdf (no larger than 10MB) or attach a web link to: info@farmdesignllc.com. No phone calls, please. This is a full-time position. Salary is $70,000-$75,000 and is based on experience. Health benefits, flexible hours, and a matching IRA are provided. We are an equal opportunity employer.


PROJECT MANAGER/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Farm Design LLC is a landscape design firm based in Shelter Island, NY. Our work celebrates native and natural systems while also retaining a focus on design excellence. We apply our skills and knowledge as landscape architects, designers, environmentalists, and horticulturists to create regenerative landscapes that engage natural frameworks and support local ecology. We are looking for team members who share our interest in creating evocative native and sustainable landscapes and who are articulate, passionate, and willing to invest to learn their craft.

For examples of our work please visit our portfolio.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead multiple landscape architecture projects from schematic design through construction observation and installation.
  • Responsible for the production, organization, coordination, and accuracy of both presentation and construction documents.
  • Manage project schedule and workflow.
  • Communicate with and coordinate the efforts of project team members, clients, consultants, and contractors.
  • Research and specify construction materials.
  • Take an active role during installation, attend site meetings, clarify and confirm design intent, and review submittals and shop drawings.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff.
  • Promote regenerative design solutions.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS or MS in Landscape Architecture or Architecture.
  • 3-5 years experience working as a landscape designer or architect. Preferred candidates will have project management experience.
  • Computer Skills: Competent in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, or other 3D software (We are a Mac-based office).
  • Experience with all aspects of Design Services from Schematic Design through Construction Observation.
  • Knowledge and Experience preparing RFPs and Budgets.
  • Strong familiarity and understanding of Construction Practices, Building Methods, Sequences, and Codes. Experience preparing construction documents and specifications.
  • Ability to coordinate Multiple Projects and Deadlines.
  • Responsible, hard-working, self-motivated, and detail oriented.
  • Professional friendly demeanor, as well as excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Shared Design aesthetic with strong graphic skills.
  • Personal transportation required. Mileage reimbursed.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The Project Manager will be expected to work in the office as well as on-site at client properties. This is a hybrid workplace. However, the candidate will ideally be located within a reasonable distance of the East End of Long Island in order to visit properties and monitor projects.

SUBMITTALS:
Please submit a resume and cover letter as a single .pdf, and 3 references. Submit a separate portfolio either as a .pdf (no larger than 10MB) or attach a web link to: info@farmdesignllc.com. No phone calls, please. This is a full-time position. Salary is $90,000-$105,000 and is based on experience. Health benefits, flexible hours, and a matching IRA are provided. We are an equal-opportunity employer.


SR. LANDSCAPE DESIGN ASSOCIATE

REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture & REGL PLNG with 1 year of experience; Conduct Site Observation (assessing current plants, site conditions, and soil conditions) and Field Reports (assist in inspecting landscape improvements to assess and ensure compliance with applicable contract plans, specifications, applicable codes, and regulations); Convert surveyor data into elevation spots and terrain mesh using Grasshopper; Conduct a sun and shade study to determine wind direction, microclimate, and freeze protection for planting feasibility using Rhino; Perform computational analysis and data visualization of slope, aspect, viewshed, inundation zones, and flood events using Rhino and GIS; Iterate design schemes through a balance of hand sketches, computer-generated graphics, and presentation renderings; Produce renderings of landscape design schemes with architectural backgrounds and video presentations using Lumion and AfterEffects; Research and incorporate codes (e.g., Codes, Rules, and Regulations for development restrictions, rooftop construction, pool fencing standards, and constraints), ordinances, and permitting requirements. Skills- Grasshopper, Rhino, GIS, Lumion and AfterEffects. Must be willing to travel and/or relocate to work in various worksites throughout the US. No telecommuting.

Send resume to Spring Ledge Studio Dba Farm Landscape Design, 2 Bartman Road, Shelter Island, New York, NY 11964