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Career Opportunity: Fathom Studio


Senior Landscape Architect
Experience: 8+ years
Type: Full Time

About Us
Fathom Studio is an interdisciplinary design firm that has been deeply rooted in Atlantic Canada for over 25 years. Our office is in the growing Halifax Regional Municipality where we are privileged to work in a dynamic urban setting and where wilderness is also right at our doorstep.

We are a team that includes landscape architects, planners, urban designers, architects, graphic designers, and researchers. We take pride in our collaborative work environment, and our integrated design process with other design professionals and our varied clients. We are inspired by the rugged landscapes of our home and the cultural diversity of the people that live here. Together we aspire to create meaningful and memorable connections to place. We are looking for equally inspired designers to join our growing design family here on the east coast.
We are currently looking for a candidate with professional degrees (BLA or MLA) and minimum eight (8) years of experience in landscape architectural design and project management. A full member of a CSLA or ASLA component association is preferred. Candidates must be currently eligible to work in Canada and hold a valid drivers license.

Our ideal candidates will have some connection to Atlantic Canada and/or are strongly interested in building a life and professional capacity here in one of the most inspiring landscapes in Canada.

Technical Skills

Proficiency in site grading, planting design, specification writing, construction detailing, cost estimating, and community consultation are considered essential. We are looking for someone with extraordinary design, spoken, and written communication skills and the ability to fully implement a creative vision. Candidates should be proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint). Advanced experience with Autodesk Civil 3D, Rhino, Sketchup, Lumion, and ArcGIS are an asset.

Posting Date
April 30, 2021

June 15, 2021

Role and Responsibilities

The Senior Landscape Architect is responsible for all aspects of landscape architectural project delivery. This includes working to develop design concepts, conducting research and analysis, inventory and mapping, producing design reports, facilitating community engagement, delivering presentations to clients and stakeholders, producing working drawing packages, coordinating with other professional consultants, and performing contract administration tasks.

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to be proactive and self-motivated as part of multidisciplinary creative teams. Ultimately, the candidates will work with a team of designers from different professions to create the overall look and feel of a wide range of spaces. As a multidisciplinary firm, some projects will support the work of other teams in the office including planning, architecture, and environmental graphic design.

The Senior Landscape Architect reports directly to the Director of Landscape Architecture and will directly manage projects and help oversee junior and intermediate landscape architects in the division, eventually working towards Associate status in the firm.

If you have some connection to Atlantic Canada and you’re looking for an opportunity to return home and work on extraordinary projects, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference. If you want to work in one of the most
beautiful settings in Canada, and if you enjoy the kinship of other exceptional and motivated designers, then drop us a line; we would love to hear all about you.

How to apply:
Please submit a pdf that includes a cover letter, resume and portfolio by June 15, 2021 to In the subject line of the email, please write your Name and LA Position you are seeking to fill. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


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