Director of Landscape Architecture At Workshop/APD

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • 110,000—140,000 USD / Year

Website Workshop/APD

Job Overview

Workshop/APD is an award-winning, multidisciplinary architecture and design firm. From dramatic penthouses and seaside retreats to luxury residential developments and groundbreaking hotels and restaurants, our projects are uniquely defined by a sense of place and purpose and a desire to ultimately enhance users’ experience through exceptional design. Our aesthetic is timelessly modern but site-specific, unbound by project type or a singular style. Our diverse and collaborative team of creative architects, interior designers, product designers and graphic designers leverage vast and highly varied experiences to solve complex design challenges, resulting in holistic spaces, products and experiences that are exceptionally beautiful and accessible.

We are currently seeking a full-time Director with at least 10-15 years of design experience on landscape architectural design projects where he/she can be the leader of the creative process. This individual will work on and lead a full range of assignments in the delivery of all landscape architecture project phases and construction administration.


  • Bachelor’s and/or Professional degree in Landscape Architecture
  • Licensure as a Professional Landscape Architect preferred
  • Candidate must present a strong background in Residential and Single-Family projects
  • Experience leading teams in master planning, site design, construction documentation and management
  • Must have a strong portfolio that demonstrates proper leadership on all aspects of design within the landscape architecture space including successful experience navigating and interacting with planning boards and review boards
  • Proficiency in Architectural design software including AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Rhino, Sketch-up, V-Ray and Adobe Suite.  Knowledge of GIS is helpful and Revit experience is preferred
  • Understand project requirements and the development of design concepts
  • Experience building client relationships, marketing, and business development
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community while also effectively presenting information to clients, co-workers, and the public
  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility, and an understanding of market forces pertaining to fees, scope, and schedule requirements
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office: Outlook, Teams, Excel, and Project
  • Work well in teams with lead designers and project managers
  • Experience in Concept Design through Design Development and Construction Documentation
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while possessing professional communication skills
  • Must be a well-organized individual with strong conceptual, graphic and design aptitude
  • Demonstrates reliable understanding of the relationship between design and constructability


  • Design, develop, modify and review drawings landscape architecture projects
  • Collaborate with principals in concept development and research and business development
  • Design and review preliminary site plans and concept level development packages
  • Prepare schematic, design development and construction documents for projects
  • Work with construction and landscape management divisions with all landscape architecture related issues
  • Prepare graphics and illustrative materials to present to community organizations and planning/design commissions
  • Resolve conditions of approval with Municipal agencies and local utility companies
  • Prepare, review, and approve landscape architecture deliverables consistent with Workshop’s quality control protocols
  • Serve as a project manager on planning and construction projects
  • Train and provide professional mentorship to landscape architecture staff and/or others within the organization
  • Establish a design studio with team of landscape designer
  • Effectively communicate with clients and engineers on all components of executing a project
  • Act as an inspector and plan reviewer
  • Ensure adherence to approved budgets and that project/department milestones/goals are met
  • Oversee the development of exterior spaces and physical environments
  • Develop site and landscape plans, 3D renderings, prepare estimates, order material, and perform field layout work
  • Oversee proposal preparation; participate in interviews and public presentations
  • Model and render Architectural projects, planning, models, and design concepts


Workshop/APD offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision, profit sharing 401(k) plan, short- and long-term disability, commuter benefits, IDP mentorship and ARE/AXP reimbursement, discretionary bonus, and personal time off (vacation, sick, holidays, and personal days). In addition, WAPD offers a comprehensive health and wellness program including discounts, education, prevention training, health coaching, and fitness classes, as well as in-office perks, including an employee lounge and rooftop, outdoor patio for lunches, bi-weekly happy hours, and office supplied food and beverages. Salary is commensurate with experience and available upon request.


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