Landscape Architect – Zoos & Aquariums

GLMV Landscape Architects collaborate with clients, architects, site designers, and civil engineers as they design site improvements for public and private architectural and civil projects throughout the United States. Our Landscape Architects are an integral component to project vision, ideation, and creation from concept to completion. As a Landscape Architect at GLMV, you will have concurrent project assignments requiring daily interaction with client representatives, code officials and external project partners. Landscape Architects will also be engaged in training, mentoring, and supervising less experienced design professionals to resolve technical challenges, plan and manage their time, and deliver projects on time and within budget. They will contribute to project cost projections, quality control and stamping drawings. Identifying and cultivating relationships that lead to new projects is part of this role. Some travel will be required for site analysis, documentation, and assessment of existing conditions, as well as construction administration tasks.


  • Meet with clients, analyze their goals, and conceive and develop solutions to those goals.
  • Create and present schematic site designs and plans.
  • Plan the project budget, milestones, and schedule and track project performance accordingly
  • Coordinate workload for design development and construction document phases to complete documents on schedule.
  • Plan, prepare, and check construction documents.
  • Supervise less experienced staff in the preparation of construction documents.
  • Direct and coordinate with the engineering disciplines and third-party equipment vendors, reviewing construction documents for areas of conflict with all disciplines.
  • Prepare project specifications.
  • Plan, initiate, and run project meetings, setting agendas, and issuing meeting minutes
  • Ensure code and accessibility compliance utilizing several competing and often conflicting building, life safety, health, and accessibility codes.
  • Coordinates addendum, ASI, RFIs, WCPRs and Change Orders and is responsible to incorporate agreed upon changes into the project documents.
  • Provide construction administration services.
  • Approve or negotiate pay applications and change orders
  • Report project completion for billing and approve invoices.
  • Provide mentorship, supervision, consultation, and guidance to others as needed.

Examples of job responsibilities are not intended to be all inclusive. GLMV reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of landscape design considerations and trends.
  • Strong knowledge of heath department and building codes and accessibility requirements and their interstate variances.
  • Knowledge of varying design parameters set by community agreement requirements and neighborhood adaptations.
  • Ability to instill confidence.
  • Ability to delegate work and be accountable for it.
  • Ability to relate well to others at all levels and use diplomacy and tact
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely in English
  • Ability to start and complete projects independently, using time effectively and efficiently, and managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to cope with change and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle risk and uncertainty enough to make a decision and act without having the total picture.
  • Ability to traverse uneven terrain, climb steps or ladder, and tolerate airborne environmental nuisances associated with building construction sites.
  • Ability to visually survey, measure and assess project site, site elements, and project while under construction.

An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.


  • Licensed LA with 5-8+ years of experience ideally with some experience working organizations accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)
  • Flexibility to manage clients throughout the U.S., with occasional travel
  • Experienced in producing/overseeing the production of documents from concept through construction documentation
  • Experience with/interest in construction administration and project management
  • Strong communication skills and ability to successfully manage clients and/or design teams
  • Experience in creating designs within a pre-determined budget
  • Software experience desired: Autocad or Civil 3d, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Sketchup or Rhino3d, Esri – GIS Pro
  • Bachelors or Master of Landscape Architecture degree from an ASLA-accredited program.
  • Multi-state experience preferred

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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