Updated: Mar 22
EnviroCollab (EC) is a woman-owned, mission-driven landscape architecture and urban planning firm founded in 2018 as a response to inequities in the field and as a challenge to injustices in the built environment. Prioritizing inclusive engagement and design strategies that first and foremost serve marginalized communities, EnviroCollab merges practices of social design and restorative urban design to meet people where they are and help cultivate cultural and environmental resilience.
EC is seeking an enthusiastic, caring, and talented candidate for full-time employment to join our Baltimore office. This mid-level landscape designer/urban planner will collaborate with the EC team on a wide range of project types, from gardens and park design, to community-led open space placemaking projects, to large-scale planning projects, and almost everything in between. Our primary focus has been community-driven design projects in the urban environment. Most of our work is concentrated in Baltimore, but we also have regional projects in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Delaware.
We strongly encourage BIPOC candidates to apply, and if you think you might be a good fit culturally but aren't sure you check all the boxes, then we still want to hear from you!
Below are a few items for consideration regarding the candidate’s anticipated role and our collaborative workspace.
A successful candidate will be eager to:
Engage in a highly collaborative work environment, in which there is no ‘sole’ designer on any given project; it takes a team to create the best process and products for our projects and clients.
Prioritize a culture of care, empathy, communication, compassion, respect, and transparency in our interactions with one another.
Elevate the tenets of inclusion, equity, and diversity across the breadth of our projects and when engaging with our project teams, stakeholders and user groups, and partners/collaborators.
Be self-driven and compelled to think critically and creatively about every aspect of our work; be willing to listen and learn from one another, our clients, and the community, always.
Maintain flexibility and adaptability relative to our work environment and project needs. As a small collaborative design studio, we pride ourselves on being nimble and responsive to each other, our clients, and collaborators.
If interested, participate in conversations about our conversion to a worker-owned cooperative as we transition from a sole proprietorship.
A mid-level landscape designer/urban planner’s role will include responsibilities such as, but not limited to:
Project management, client correspondence, proposal writing, and junior staff mentoring
Project-based research and sharing of personal growth/education/research initiatives
Community visioning, urban planning, and report development
Community engagement/public meeting facilitation and presentations
Site inventory/analysis, including hands-on site visits (personal transportation to local sites required, or expectation to carpool from EC office in Baltimore)
Hardscape and landscape design from conceptual design through construction documentation
Grading, layout, and construction detailing
Graphic representation/production and occasional graphic design tasks
Construction administration, including site visits and contractor coordination
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture
5-10 years’ experience working in a landscape architecture and/or planning firm
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Rhino/Sketchup/EnScape, AutoCad, as well as BIM applications such as Revit (preferred, but not required)
Two professional references with contact information
It is recommended that submissions:
Demonstrate the candidate’s technical expertise in site grading, construction detailing, specification-writing, master plan/report writing, environmental/green infrastructure design, etc.
Convey the candidate’s experience with master planning, site/hardscape design, planting design, modeling, and graphic ability, as applicable.
Indicate history of communication and coordination with clients, contractors, community members, meeting facilitation, as applicable.
Share examples of artful design/installations, hand graphics/sketching, artwork, other relevant extracurricular activities, as applicable.
Salary is commensurate with experience, with paid time off benefits.
Our weekly workdays are Monday through Thursday (office is closed on Fridays); candidate must be able to work in our Baltimore office two days per week minimum; remaining time can be remote.
As a small company, we are exploring options for providing additional employee benefits such as medical insurance and retirement plan contributions.
Interested candidates should submit digital resumes and portfolios via email to Heidi Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or a link to your portfolio (for files larger than 20 MB). Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2023.