Landscape / Planning Design Professional

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HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. Our designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities.

HOK’s landscape architects design environments that connect people to each other and to the natural world. For projects ranging from half an acre to millions of acres and spanning urban and suburban sites, our landscape architects blend imaginative design gestures with natural ecosystems to create spaces that live in harmony with their surroundings. Using biophilia to inform our landscape solutions, we look to the “genius of the place”—the native species, ecologies and cultures—for inspiration, performance measures and time-tested resiliency strategies.


We are currently seeking a Landscape / Planning Design Professional to join our team in Washington, DC. As a Landscape Design Professional, you will be responsible for working with the project team to assist overall efforts of completing various project phases.


The successful candidate will:

be able to obtain a U.S. security clearance due to project requirements
have a Landscape Architecture background with an interest in Urban Design.
have at least 1 – 2 years prior experience

Works on a full range of assignments in supporting the delivery of all project phases and construction administration
Works to gain experience in comprehensive preparation of master plan reports, construction documentation and the construction process.
Develops solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.
Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
Builds models for client/project team review.
Compiles data and performs elementary design computations.
Performs benchmarking research on programming, comparable projects and images.
May assist team in construction administration document management.
Actively promotes collaborative and innovative culture.
Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.

Required Skills

Proficiency in AutoCAD
Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, GIS, Ecotect, and InDesign graphic software preferred.
Proficiency in BIM, Revit preferred.
Basic knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work in team environment.
Ability to effectively meet deadlines.

Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture or architecture plus 1 to 2 years’ experience; or equivalent in appropriate education and experience required.  Master’s degree in landscape architecture or urban design may also be required.
LEED credential required within 6 months of employment.
HOK is a drug-free workplace.  HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

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