Project Manager/Landscape Architect + Assistant Landscape Designer

  • Full Time
  • Napa, CA

Website Ground Studio

Ground Studio is an award-winning landscape architecture studio with offices in Monterey and Napa, CA.  Our work celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of each client and place, maintaining a consistent focus on design excellence, thorough project management, and superior service. Our process is rooted in collaboration, and team members are involved throughout the project duration, from design conception to details, demanding dedicated engagement in the entire process. Visit for an overview of our work.


We are seeking candidates for the positions of Assistant Landscape Designer and Project Manager/Landscape Architect to join our northern California offices in beautiful Napa office. We are looking for designers who are driven, passionate about their work, deadline orientated, articulate, and responsive to a collaborative design environment.



  • Lead landscape architecture projects from conceptual design through construction      administration, including management of sub-consultants and production staff
  • Assume responsibility (with support) for the production, organization, coordination, and accuracy of all documents and presentation documents
  • Lead multiple projects in various stages of development simultaneously and work cooperatively with the principal team to ensure design integrity and graphic consistency.
  •  Communicate with and coordinate the efforts of project team members, clients, consultants, contractors and agency officials
  • Manage project schedule, workflow, and anticipate required staff resources and delegate accordingly
  • Work with the project team to produce presentation materials for client and agency presentations
  • Research and specify materials, products and systems
  • Attend job-site meetings, issue supplemental instructions, review submittals and shop drawings during the Construction Administration phase
  • Coach and mentor junior staff, share experiences and lessons learned to increase the firm’s common knowledge
  • Strong leadership and communication skills are essential to success in this position.


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture
  • We prefer a Licensed Landscape Architect (California license preferred, but not required)
  • Minimum of 3 years of post-graduate related professional experience, including project management, design and detailing experience with an accomplished firm.



  • Work directly under the project managers in a supportive role producing site analysis drawings, conducting project research, creating schematic design presentations, 2D graphics, 3D digital models, construction documents, and presentation materials.
  • Assist with client meetings and site reconnaissance
  • A general understanding of the basic principles of landscape architecture is required, including site design, grading and drainage, plant material, working drawings, construction materials and construction detailing
  • Progressive graphic skills and an aptitude for digital media and software.
  • MAC OSX – we are a MAC based office
  • Vectorworks Landmark 2019
  • MS Office Suite
  • Adobe Design Suite
  • Hand sketching and lettering


A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture. This is an entry-level to three years of experience position, with opportunity for professional growth.

These are full time positions with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including paid vacation, insurance; medical, dental, vision, and term life, plus participation in a retirement (401k) plan and bonus program.


Please email resume, cover letter, and portfolio/samples of relevant work in PDF format (up to 25MB, link to download if larger) to Include “Project Manager/ Landscape Architect “ OR “ Assistant Landscape Designer” in the subject line. Please indicate if you are applying for our Monterey office or our Napa Office.  No phone calls please.

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