Landscape Architect/Designer



Job Description

KPG is proud to be one of the forefront interdisciplinary design firms in the NW region, with a focus on city-center urban and multi-modal design. Our landscape architects and urban designers specialize in visioning, main streets, festival streets, gateways, wayfinding, plazas, pocket parks, trails, and all aspects of complete street and sustainable design, with communities all over Western and Eastern Washington. We are currently seeking to fill a full-time position in our Tacoma office, to collaborate and support our project team in taking projects from conceptual phases through to construction and completion.

We’re looking for someone who is ready to jump in and contribute immediately to our project work. Successful candidates will be creative, collaborative and comfortable working with our team. Excellent communication skills are essential, both verbal and visual. And, of course, we’d like to see evidence of strong design skills.

We offer a collaborative stable environment among complementary disciplines, and strong teamwork and mentorship throughout the firm.

If you’re interested in joining our team, feel free to forward us your resume and portfolio examples, along with a cover letter outlining why you might be a good fit.

Job Requirements

  • 5 - 10 years of professional experience
  • Degree in landscape architecture
  • Experience with latest versions of AutoCAD™ Civil 3D, MS Word, and Excel
  • A desire to work with multidisciplinary teams of engineers and architects on municipal street, trail, plaza and open space projects.
  • Ability to handle multiple project commitments, prioritize and be flexible.
  • Ability take initiative on projects, work independently as well as with our team of design professionals.
  • Demonstrates ability in producing construction documents, technical detailing for construction plans and experience with specification writing.
  • Some experience with construction assistance, including review, RFI response and site visits submittal.
  • Knowledge of local plant material and selection and irrigation design a plus.
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign); Sketchup, 3d Max or similar also a plus
  • Strong writing and communication skills


KPG employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, flexible schedules, lunch “n” learns, happy hours, various staff events and get-togethers throughout the year.

Other perks include:

  • Medical – Dental – Vision
  • PTO – Sick – Holidays
  • Public Transportation Cost Sharing
  • Matching 401K
  • Flexible start times before 9am
  • Annual professional licensure & membership fees paid
  • Professional exam fees paid
  • Pet policy
  • Gym membership fees

How to Apply

Contact Name: Michelle Hippe
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (206)-267-1066

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