Landscape Architect

Posted Date 3 months ago(2/25/2021 3:50 PM)
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Landscape Architect to join our Land Planning/Landscape Architecture Department in our Lanham, Maryland office to work on a variety of projects for clients within the commercial, residential, mixed-use private development sector. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals, and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to help our clients solve their most challenging problems. Typical projects involve site/civil design for residential, mixed-use, commercial and industrial site development projects.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. The Fairfax, Virginia based firm is locally and family-owned. What sets us apart from our competitors is our people. At Dewberry, we seek exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. By joining our firm, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for over 60 years.


  • Prepares conceptual and schematic design plans and graphics for presentations.
  • Prepare layout studies, yield studies, and parking studies for various land development projects.
  • Prepare development plans to support Rezoning and/or Special Exception applications.
  • Works on design teams in all aspects of a given project to develop detailed design documents for Concept, Schematic, Details, and Construction drawing plans.
  • Also includes conducting code research, writing specifications, and coordinate/expediting agency permitting.
  • Schematic and detailed grading design, utility design, environmental design, planting, lighting, and irrigation plans.
  • Prepare Landscape and Hardscape Plans from concept development through construction documents.
  • Prepares environmental, tree conservation, and mitigation plans for agency approval.
  • Coordination and communication with various team members including engineering, surveying, geotechnical, architecture, structural, environmental engineers, designers, and consultants.
  • Utilizes advanced drafting and design skills to complete various tasks within a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to review sign and seal plans for submission for purposes of obtaining local state and federal agency approval as required.
  • Ability to review and delegate small tasks within a team setting.
  • Ability to meet project and client deadlines within budget and on time.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or Urban Planning by an accredited 3rd party (LAAB).
  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in landscape architecture and/or urban design and planning.
  • Strong freehand illustration and rendering skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator,) Sketchup, ArcGIS/ArcView.
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 and Microsoft office (word, excel, outlook, PowerPoint) is required.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multifaceted team environment.
  • Portfolio, work samples, university/college transcripts will be required if considered for an interview (writing sample, portfolio, grading example).
  • Strong motivation and interest in obtaining future licensure or certification.




  • Applicants with experience working in Land Planning, Engineering, or Landscape Architecture in the MD,DC, NOVA area.
  • Work Experience specifically working with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Prince Georges County, Maryland State Highway Administration.



*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*All recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.



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