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Landscape Architect

Projects | Hybrid in London, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

The Studio  

Heatherwick Studio is a global team of 200 problem solvers dedicated to making the physical world around us better for everyone. We are practical inventors with no signature style. Our motivation is to design soulful and interesting places, led by human experience rather than any fixed dogma. 

We enjoy pushing the boundaries of what is considered possible. We achieve this by placing collaboration, trust and teamwork at the heart of everything we do. We look for studio members who have the entrepreneurial spirit to make things happen, and who also take delight in sharing their knowledge and experience. We want self-reflective people who are committed to their own growth and who are unafraid to support the growth of others. 

We expect all studio members to work together with honesty and integrity, and to have genuine care for each other. The studio is a creative community and it’s essential to us that everyone feels they belong.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered without regard to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, neurodiversity status, or disability status.  We encourage all people from historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply. If you want any help with your application, please let us know.

The Role 

We are looking for someone who can play a leading role in our exterior landscape designs, including hard and softscape elements for high-profile projects and masterplans, where the interaction between plants and architecture is a key component. 

They will support the wider design teams with knowledge and solutions and develop and deliver innovative and inventive landscape packages in line with the studio's design values and sustainability goals. 

The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in horticulture, a strong background in landscape design and a have had a degree-level education in landscape architecture. 

 

 Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  • Lead, develop and design landscape packages in partnership with the Project Leader, Landscape Leader and designers across the project. 
  • Guide, coordinate and manage multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the delivery of high-quality landscape design packages in all project stages. The ability to prioritise and delegate is key.  
  • Create sustainable, innovative and interactive landscape designs. 
  • Communicate and guide external landscape consultants and contractors to ensure our work is realised according to our design values and quality requirements. 
  • Research and advise on suitable vegetation for projects located in different biomes and ecosystems across the globe, including those which face the impacts of climate change, global warming and rising sea levels. 
  • Prepare, submit, monitor and promote the landscape design input for planning applications and submissions following the agreed client instructions. 
  • Occasionally work on tasks outside the scope of landscape if required. This is a multidisciplinary studio working on a broad range of project typologies, so having an open mind and a flexible approach is a key requirement. 

Skills and Experience  

  • A higher education degree in Landscape Architecture. 
  • A minimum of 4 years professional experience working on international large-scale landscape projects, or multidisciplinary projects with a strong focus on landscape. 
  • Experience in the preparation of landscape packages in all project stages, from concept to completion, including hard-scape detailing, planting and material specification. 
  • Able to work in Rhino 3D, AutoCAD,  InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of Revit is desirable
  • The strong ability to match technical competency with a creative approach to design and the iteration of ideas. 
  • Experience in sustainable landscape design solutions is beneficial.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 Applications should include your portfolio and CV.  For Portfolios that exceed 10MB, please provide a link under the contacts section.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates on their application.