Project Designer

Website C2 Collaborative

Dedicated to the pursuit of ideas.

C2 Collaborative is an award-winning Landscape Architectural firm that thrives on pushing the envelope in landscape design, urban development, and land planning. With projects spanning the globe, we’re at the forefront of innovation.

C2 is looking for exceptional individuals to join our San Clemente office as a Project Designer. We’re seeking candidates who not only bring a passion for outstanding design but also possess a creative vision, impeccable organizational skills, and the ability to seamlessly collaborate on a diverse range of complex projects. Elevate your career with us at C2 Collaborative!

The primary role of a Project Designer is to continuously expand your knowledge and skills, evolving into a well-rounded landscape architect. Working under the guidance of a supervising Project Manager, Associate, and the Principal in charge, you will be involved in various aspects of project development, from generating conceptual ideas to preparing comprehensive construction document packages. We encourage and support the enhancement of your graphic and technical abilities to achieve excellence in your work.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Creative Collaboration: Brainstorm project design concepts and collaborate effectively with the project team to shape the direction of each project.
  2. Technical Proficiency: Develop proficiency in AutoCAD and other relevant computer programs essential for landscape architecture design.
  3. Consultant Coordination: Coordinate with external consultants to ensure seamless integration of various disciplines into the project.
  4. Research and Development: Conduct research to gather product information, design images, and construction methods that contribute to innovative and sustainable project solutions.
  5. Construction Observation: Participate in construction observation activities to gain valuable insights into the practical implementation of design concepts.
  6. Construction Document Preparation: Acquire a comprehensive understanding of how construction document packages are prepared, maintaining a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  7. Design and Detailing: Take ownership of preliminary design through design development and construction document phases, collaborating closely with the Project Manager and Job Captain.



  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, graphic design, architecture, or a related field.
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong verbal and visual communication skills.
  • High capacity to learn new tools and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to be creative and technical with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Applicant needs to have initiative and be self-directed.
  • Experience in producing concept presentations and documentation sets​.



The annual salary for this position is $60,000 per year. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan that includes medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, long‐term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Account, and both a Traditional and Roth 401(k) account. We also provide a generous vacation plan, paid holidays, and half-day Fridays.


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Paul Haden has over 35 years of experience as a landscape architect and planner for a variety of public and private sector projects. During this period, Mr. Haden has planned and designed numerous institutional, residential and commercial projects in California, the nation and overseas. This work has included neighborhood, regional and local park planning; streetscape and trail design; commercial, residential and civic design guidelines; single and multi-family housing; shopping centers; office and industrial buildings; and recreation facilities. As founder and CCO of The Collaborative West, Inc., and the re-branded C2 Collaborative, Mr. Haden directs the schematic, preliminary and final design functions of the office. C2 Collaborative is focused on a team-oriented, service intensive approach to project design and management.

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