Landscape Architect   

Reports To: Vice President of Development

Location: Greenwood, Indiana

 

Major Objectives:

The Landscape Architect will lead The Garrett Companies’ landscape design efforts on a range of projects at a national level.  This person is responsible for concept, design, documentation, and construction administration in multiple states with a range of budgets and design goals. While primarily focused on multifamily development – this designer will also work on projects including retail, office, restaurant, and smaller scale residential.  

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop project landscape and site designs and successfully implement them from concept phase through project execution

  • Develop pre-construction/bidding documentation that clearly conveys design intent and documents product and vendor selections

  • Selection of plants and material to meet specifications and established budgets

  • Design amenity areas on site to meet project and corporate standards

  • Design hardscape elements to integrate with landscape design

  • Coordinate with internal teams, consultants, contractors, fabricators, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives

  • Research local zoning codes for all projects to ensure designs are complete and fully prepared for permit / plan reviews

  • Produce graphic presentations, renderings, and construction drawings suitable for bidding and regulatory approvals and permits

  • Research concepts and materials to support team on technical issues influencing concept development

  • Prepare reports such as scope comparisons and project schedules

  • Create and evolve landscape design standards

  • Create preferred vendors list

  • Conduct on-site observations and provide recommendations to help to improve quality and efficiencies

  • Prepare landscape and site feature design presentations.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Professional licensure in the jurisdictions of all Garrett Companies projects

  • 5+ years relevant landscape design experience (experience in multifamily and hospitality preferred)

  • Knowledge of plants, irrigation, site furnishing, finishes, materials, specifications, and zoning codes

  • Advanced design, visual, and graphic presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of advanced principles of site and public space planning

  • Ability to develop and present design concepts

  • Ability to incorporate metrics (scope, budget, schedule, etc.) into design process

  • Confidence in both hand and computer generated graphics

  • Knowledge of Planting Specification and Design

  • Knowledge of Standard Construction Details and Industry means and methods

  • Ability to balance multiple projects of varying scopes at any given time

  • Great interpersonal, organization, and communication skills a MUST (able to speak with staff, vendors, clients, and construction crews on a daily basis)

  • Highly resourceful problem solver and quick learner

  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines

  • Reliable, focused, and detail-oriented

  • Self-starter and works well in a team environment

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from accredited school

Pre-Prerequisites (these are the most important items):

  • Positive attitude.

  • Coachable.

  • Ability to listen and understand intents and goals.

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.

  • Relentless problem solving skills.

  • Must understand the difference between causation and correlation. 

  • Ability to think 2+ steps ahead and anticipate what comes next.

  • We are all broom pushers.  Every member of our team must be willing to work and support at all levels.

 

Initial Training and Orientation:

Garrett Companies Onboard program

Ongoing Training:

Membership to professional organizations and continuing education is supported by The Garrett Companies.

Salary:

$75,000-$90,000 depending on qualifications.

 

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