Jr. Landscape Architect

Junior Garden Designer / Landscape Architect, Little Rock, AR

P. Allen Smith & Associates is a full service landscape & garden design, installation, and maintenance firm in LIttle Rock.  We are an arm of the P. Allen Smith Companies, which focuses on design inspiration, TV and media production, and preservation efforts.  We seek a entry-level to junior landscape designer or landscape architect to join our studio. This is an opportunity to collaborate with a passionate conservationist and design classicist on a diversity of project types.  Our goal is to improve the world around us through design, media, and leadership modeling. Our designs are known for their harmony, contextual and historic grounding, curated horticultural selections, environmentally friendly installations, and everlasting legacy status.   Clients include important private families, cultural institutions, and inspired corporate patrons.

We are looking for a recently graduated to 3-year tenured garden designer or landscape architect. The individual hired for this position will be involved with the research, document and materials preparation, CAD and hand drawing production, and the planting & design schemes.  The successful candidate will work alongside project team members, our namesake designer, and partner vendors.

A degree in landscape architecture (BLA or MLA) is preferred, though we will also give consideration to suitable candidates with relevant experience and training in architecture and/or horticulture. Horticultural knowledge and classical design ability will be looked upon especially favorably.

Mandatory skills for this position:

  • Strong design aesthetic
  • Proficiency in CAD (and preferably also Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Hand drawing finesse
  • Horticultural grounding
  • Ability to organize multiple projects and deadlines and work closely with a team

Highly competitive salary, full health benefits, paid vacation, career pathing, and retirement plan. To apply, please send to jsumpter@pallensmith.com the following: resume and portfolio in PDF format (2 MB maximum size, please).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.