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Landscape Architect

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Landscape Architect – PGAdesign

Experience Required: 6+ years

PGAdesigninc has an opening for a creative professional who welcomes a busy office with the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a broad range of project types.  We are a fourteen-person firm of Landscape Architects. Active projects include preservation and cultural landscapes, high-density multi-family housing, parks, urban design, civic, and transit projects.

We are seeking a well-rounded, intermediate or higher level professional (6+ years). We have particular interest in preservation experience, familiarity with applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards, and experience with all aspects of contemporary landscape architecture design and production.

Our office is at the corner of 17th Street and Broadway, near the 19th Street BART station in Oakland’s Uptown District.


  • Writing and graphic documentation of preservation projects ranging from site assessments, preparation of treatment recommendations, to master planning and construction documents for rehabilitation of cultural landscapes
  • Coordinate all project phases & schedules
  • Create conceptual design drawings through to construction documents
  • Grow to support with marketing & business development
  • Requires proficiency in the application of landscape architectural design standards, practices, and techniques


  • 6+ years relevant work
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to collaborate & train others
  • Strong production skills, able to take a project from start to finish for design and construction documents
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Revit, SketchUp, and 3d rendering software ability is helpful
  • Landscape Architecture license in the State of California is a bonus, but not required


100% medical & dental

  1. pre-tax health & commuter benefits.
  2. 401k profit sharing
  3. Competitive pay with bonus opportunities

PGAdesign is an equal opportunity employer.  Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

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About Us: Collaboration and Creativity

PGAdesign creates landscapes that help people live, celebrate, navigate, and play. Founded in 1979, the firm has been involved in a broad array of public and private projects, including parks, plazas, schools, multifamily housing, transit corridors, urban development, historic preservation, and master plans. Our work has been recognized with local, state, and national awards.

Inclusive Design and Joyful Engagement

We believe in using our skills and experience to reveal the site’s unique qualities while elegantly integrating client’s mission and program. PGAdesign conceives memorable places through creative design and effective problem solving. Our work has been recognized with local, state, and national awards.

PGAdesign is a certified WBE/DBE under the California Unified Certification Program.

Pay Range (Annual): Commensurate with Experience/Negotiable
Location: Oakland, CA
Job Type: Full Time

How to Apply

Interested applicants should reach out to Cathy Garrett ( ) or Cecilia Distefano ( )

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