Landscape Architect


Chicago, IL

SmithGroupJJR is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe that extraordinary projects are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, sustainability, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR at the forefront of architectural, engineering and planning firms around the world. According to the 2017 Building Design + Construction magazine “Giants” ranking, SmithGroupJJR is the 7th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S.

The Chicago office of SmithGroupJJR is looking for a Landscape Architect to join our team.

Working with us, you will:

  • Prepare concepts, design development and graphic illustrations
  • Participate in design meetings
  • Assist in preparing Construction Documentation
  • Work with senior landscape architects to compile data and prepare design solutions
  • Work in collaborative integrated teams of professionals that include civil engineers, coastal engineers, architects, building systems engineers, planners and environmental scientists
  • Consult with product manufacturers, evaluate and select construction materials
  • Assist in editing technical specifications
  • Assist in reviewing shop drawings
  • Visit construction sites to gather information, review design intent, inform and support senior project team members during the construction phase
  • Use in depth knowledge of trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials, and annuals in preparing planting plans and landscape master plans
  • Travel as needed for project work

An ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Landscape Architecture
  • 2-6 years of professional experience
  • Computer skills including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, GIS, Sketch-up and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Technical knowledge of landscape architecture site development elements

SmithGroupJJR offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


SmithGroupJJR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.