Design Workshop

  • Entry-Level Design and Planning Professional, Chicago

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    # of Openings
    Landscape Architecture
  • Overview

    We are seeking an entry-level landscape design professional with 1-3 years of experience working in a design firm. The ideal candidate would have completed one year of professional experience in a design office, post-graduation.


    Design Workshop Inc. is an internationally recognized firm focused on landscape architecture, urban design, community and regional planning, market analysis and strategic services. We believe that when environment, economics, art and community are combined in harmony with the dictates of the land and needs of society, magical places result- sustainable places of timeless beauty, significant value and enduring quality. Through a closely collaborative process at all levels, Design Workshop is dedicated to creating legacy projects for our clients, for society and for the well-being of our planet.

    Our pioneering efforts have been recognized with more than 260 awards from such organizations as the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute.


    This position is available in our Chicago, IL office.


    In an effort to continue to be sensitive to the environment and to limit the use of precious resources, we request that applicants apply through our online employment application. Please address your specific and long-term interest in the Chicago office in your cover letter. A complete application includes a cover letter, resume and portfolio. Please note all components must be in one document under 10 megs in size. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm MST on Tuesday, November 13.


    Design Workshop is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



    Exceptional AutoCAD, technical drawing and digital production skills are required. Proficiency in graphic communication, analysis, 3D modeling programs and Adobe Suite are desired. Proficiency in ArcGIS with examples of mapping and analysis, and proven experience with construction documentation are desired. We are seeking a candidate with a solid technical foundation (understanding of grading and basic construction knowledge) as well as a positive attitude and open mind towards involvement on a wide range of project types.


    The ability to produce high-quality illustrations and computerized 3D modeling using SketchUp and Lumion or similar is preferred. Candidates must be energetic, self-motivated, possess strong communication skills, great leadership qualities and take initiative. Candidates must have strong writing skills and learn quickly. An undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited landscape architecture program is required. Candidates with a master’s degree or dual degrees in both landscape architecture and urban design or planning are strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would be available to start immediately.


    Performs design and technical tasks on a range of project types and scales as part of a team. Contributes to project success through effective internal and external coordination, creative problem-solving, and diligent task completion. Projects include, but are not limited to, land use planning, landscape design, community development, streetscape design, code and policy planning, and the urban design of public and privately owned spaces.


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