Our office is seeking an entry level designer!

Hess Landscape Architects (HLA), a Philadelphia region landscape architecture firm, is seeking qualified applicants to fill an immediate full-time, Entry Level Position.  We specialize in designing high end residential properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic, and have continued to expand into neighboring regions as well as internationally.  We strive to craft unique spaces tailored to our client’s tastes and each site’s singular needs, while simultaneously incorporating selective signature elements as subtle reflections of our own design affinities.  We believe balanced designs are distinguished by regionally appropriate materials, incorporation of relevant historical elements, and a broad knowledge and appreciation for our natural surroundings.

At HLA, we recognize that success depends upon talented people.   Our open studio fosters creativity and collaboration among our diverse staff, and all team members play an active role in facilitating the project design.  Projects are managed and implemented through joint efforts between our staff, our clients, and contractors.  Our employees participate in team-building exercises, continuing education, and other industry learning opportunities to maintain a high level of camaraderie and professional growth.

The ideal candidate for this position should be highly organized, detail oriented, and an excellent communicator capable of working in a team environment.  Along with a degree from an accredited program in landscape architecture, candidates are required to show proficiency on all current design software, including AutoCAD, Sketch Up, and the Adobe Suite.  Strong hand graphics and prior experience with planting design and/or a solid knowledge of plant materials are a plus.  At this time, individuals who may already possess experience on projects similar to our current workload will receive preference.  Licensed candidates or those who are on a direct licensure track will also be given strong preference.

If you would like to join our growing team and enjoy working with a group of dedicated designers, we want to hear from you.

Entry Level Landscape Designer Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an Accredited Program.
  • Maximum of 3 Years of relevant work experience in a Landscape Architectural firm.
  • Previous internship(s) in a landscape architectural office setting.
  • Proficient in ACAD, PSD, AI, INDD, SKP.
  • Proficient in Hand Graphics.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word & Microsoft Excel.
  • Working knowledge of regional plant material.
  • Working knowledge of high-end residential design, and construction materials and methods.

Please send resumes and examples of the full range of your work (8mb max.) to (Enable Javascript to see the email address), subject line “{Last Name}, Position Opening.”  No phone calls, please.  We will contact qualified candidates to arrange interviews within a few weeks of posting. 

No phone calls please.