JILA is looking for an experienced Landscape Architect to join our team in Sydney. This is a full time position with long-term career opportunities. We have a diverse portfolio with a concentration on projects in the public domain. JILA is an established and respected practice, awarded for design quality and innovation.
• Relevant design degree / qualifications in landscape architecture.
• AILA registered (preferred) with over 6 years post-graduate landscape architectural experience.
• Experience in urban design, master planning and public domain projects.
• Ability to lead and manage projects through all phases including design, documentation and construction, with an emphasis on managing the whole project.
• Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and graphic.
In addition, you will assist with and be responsible for:
• The design process including communicating the design;
• Working independently and as part of a team;
• Assisting the director in practice management;
• Construction administration / construction phase services;
• Liaison and coordination with consultants; and
• Managing projects including client liaison.
• Documentation experience in CAD. We use Vectorworks - training will be provided if necessary.
• Technical knowledge in both soft and hardscapes.
• Experience in preparation and compilation of reports.
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.
• High level graphic skills.
• Attention to detail and delivery of quality documents and communication.
JILA has built a distinguished and diverse portfolio of projects. Our work ranges from the intimate scale of garden courtyards to large city making projects. The practice weaves overarching design strategies with the finest of details to create meaningful, practical and thoughtful spaces with a deep connection to the land and culture.
Our team of landscape architects and horticultural specialists is led by Jane Irwin, who brings to the practice a broad range of experience. We are committed to engaging in a rich and open dialogue with each of our projects, drawing, and analysing the site and its community to understand its past, present and future needs. We cultivate an informed, thoughtful and restrained design language that speaks to the authenticity of place and its rich cultural associations. A practice style that could stymie this intuitive and iterative approach is eschewed.
Collaboration and engagement are at the core of every JILA project. We have recently relocated from a multi-disciplinary hub - our home for over 20 years - to a light-filled studio space in Sydney’s Surry Hills, sharing the building with a new and diverse array of creative professionals. We have formed lasting professional relationships with talented colleagues, including artists, architects and urban designers from around the world, who motivate and inspire our work.
Our history of collaboration has enriched our projects with the specificity and diversity of each practitioner’s approach. It is this collaborative approach that ensures each project benefits from broad expertise, whilst also allowing the core team at JILA to remain focused on the development of meaningful and restrained landscape interventions.
The team at JILA understands that our work is always evolving, both as a profession and as a response to the changing landscape around us.
Sustainability initiatives are integrated in all of our projects. Robust design, considered sourcing of sustainable materials and an understanding of the site’s own resources are critical to the success of our projects. We perpetually seek to utilise the site’s natural local and regional resources before looking elsewhere for materials.
We believe that local, pre-colonial landscapes are embedded within contemporary culture and should be acknowledged, celebrated and woven into the fabric of our cities and towns. We aspire to embed biodiversity and ecology into our urban landscapes; JILA is passionate about the development of urban ecosystems and we encourage our clients to appreciate the beauty, wildness and detail biodiverse landscapes offer.
Our office design culture is one of curiosity and intrigue, and our work is research based and iterative. Our team is constantly engaging with the broader design community to explore new ideas, challenges and methods of design interrogation.
To apply, please email your resume and portfolio (small file size please) to email@example.com, or discuss in strict confidence with Jane Irwin on (02) 9212 6957.
For further details on our practice please visit www.jila.net.au