Job Opportunity at JMS Design Associates, Inc in Beverly Hills

March 12, 2015 in Job Opportunities by Patricia Jennex


AutoCad Landscape Designer/ Draftsperson
Landscape Design Firm hiring Landscape  Designer 2 + years
Looking for an Individiual that has a passion for Landscape & Gardens
Duities: AutoCad Drafting, Design Concepts, Estimating, Plant material sourcing & procurement
Part-time work 20-30 hours a week.  Could lead to full time opportunity
Must have Landscape Architectural background & firm experience.
Good knowledge of Southern California Plant Materials, AutoCad v.2012 & up,
Sketch Up or Rhino or other 3D modeling programs

Location: Beverly Hills, California
Hourly – Negotiable

Contact Jeffery M. Smith, JMS Design Associates,  310.552.1644

LA Design and Development Expo March 12 & 13

March 5, 2015 in Events by Patricia Jennex

The regional trade show and conference specifically for Landscape Architects, Developers and Design/Build Professionals in the southwest.

Who Attends
The Landscape Expo?

The Landscape Architects Design & Development Expo invites all:
Landscape Architects • Developers • Landscape Designers
Design/Build Professionals • City Planners • Lighting Designers
Irrigation Designers • Water Management
Architects • Hardscape Designers • Land Planners
Park and Rec Supervisors • Golf Course Architects
Consulting Arborists • Water Feature Designers
Civil Engineers • Botanists • Facility Managers
Transportation Planners • School / Campus Facility Managers

Conference includes

Two-Day Educational Conference

LA Expo offers over 24 CEU approved seminars and special events represented by key industry leaders. Seminars accredited by APLD, ISA and LA CES.

Special Events and FREE Open Sessions include:

  • LAF Leaders’ Reception
  • Walking Tour by MIG
  • ULI and ASLA Open Panel Discussion
  • Broadview Mortgage Open Session

Member of an industry association? 10% off of ALL Seminars! Enter Code ASSOC1

Additional discount up to 35% may be available for Alumni Connection with this Code TLE-Seminar15

Click here to register.

Elmer Avenue Green Street and Elmer Paseo Tour / Presentation March 7

February 22, 2015 in Events by Patricia Jennex

The Landscape Architecture Alumni Connection at UCLA Extension invites you to join us

Elmer Avenue Green Street and Elmer Paseo Tour / Presentation
Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9:30am – 1:30pm
Sun Valley Library, 7935 Vineland Ave, Sun Valley, CA 91352

Sign up on EventBrite via the following link:

The Elmer Avenue Retrofit Project is comprised of Elmer Ave and Elmer Paseo.  Elmer Avenue is LA’s first “complete street” and Elmer Paseo is a new walkable alleyway.  Both demonstrate the latest design techniques for managing stormwater. They solve severe flooding problems with infiltration galleries, swales, native plantings and rain barrels.

Join us for a presentation of the Council for Watershed Health’s role in bringing together and managing the various stakeholders and collaborators for both projects.  Our speaker will describe how these two projects work together to form the Elmer Ave Neighborhood Retrofit Project.  Following the discussion will be an in-depth tour of this breakthrough project.

Refreshments and continental breakfast will be served.

Hope to see you there!!!

ElmerAv-1ElmerAv-2For event flier, click here:  Paseo and Elmer Ave

Job Opportunity at Regenerative Design Studios in San Pedro California

January 30, 2015 in Job Opportunities by Patricia Jennex

RDS is hiring! Take a look at the job listing here:
Landscape Design Assistant Position
Regenerative Design Studios
San Pedro, CA

Expanding Landscape Design & Consulting Firm looking for one very bright and talented individual. Our business model and design style are founded deeply upon regenerative principles, on very large civic projects.

Part-time paid position, with the potential to become full-time. Requires knowledge and experience with regenerative landscape design: the utilization of ornamental California native plants, LID, SUSMP, rainwater catchment, greywater recycling, irrigation design/calculation, WUCOLs, AB-1881, as well as client coordination, project management including construction coordination, vendor relations, and partnering with affiliated industries including select architects, engineers and contractors.

Anticipated Activities:
• Preparation/Review of drawings: site analysis, conceptual, construction
• Preparation/Review of plant, materials and other site amenities and imagery documents
• Site Analysis, including site visits, surveying, photographing
• Submittal prep and presentation assistance to city, design team, clients, etc.
• Preparation of graphical presentation materials
• Assistance in selection and research of plants, construction material and site amenities
• Coordination with vendors & preparation of purchase orders

A successful candidate must possess the following:
• REQUIRED: BSLA, or MLA from an accredited landscape architecture program or UCLA Certificate of Landscape Architecture.
• MASTERY of AutoCAD & Adobe CS6+ Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator (Additional Adobe Suite, SketchUp or other 3D Programs a plus)
• Excellent hand drafting and rendering skills
• Proficiency in using MS Word, Excel & Outlook
• A charming, proactive, bright and POSITIVE personality, able to take direction well – we are 100% driven by honesty, integrity and positive client relations and you must be too!
• Must be hardworking, motivated and flexible to respond to the ebb & flow that is inherent in our industry.
• Able to assist in managing projects technically, financially and on schedule
• Able to track schedules and establish priorities while handling multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management and general administration
• Able to effectively & PROFESSIONALLY communicate both in written format and oral presentation
• Demonstrate good personal control and judgment under normal and stressful conditions
• Comfortable working in a quiet, or sometimes music-filled work environment
• Able to understand the needs of others and to offer viable cost effective solutions to diverse problems when appropriate
• Demonstrated understanding of design aesthetics and design process
• Excellent English and pleasant communicator with clients, architects, engineers, contractors, vendors and other contacts
• Must possess valid CA Driver’s License, maintain a satisfactory CA DMV record and be in possession of automobile insurance policy for your own vehicle

• MINIMUM 1-2 years experience in a professional office, (experience can predate receipt of degree).
• The desire to become a registered Landscape Architect.
• Excellent references.

Additional Duties:
Keep office in good order physically
Phone answering
Social media and internet profiles updating

Location: a beautiful, newly renovated, light & fresh air filled, vaulted-ceiling suite, on the second floor of an historic 1900’s art deco building in downtown San Pedro, CA
Capabilities: comfy workstation, with a monster-sized drafting table, with a view of the tree tops, lightning fast PC, fully loaded software, IT support, fully licensed, bonded, insured.

Please email the following:
1. Subject Line MUST be: Landscape Design Assistant Position-(Your Name)
2. A cover letter detailing why you are the right person for the position.
3. Resume
4. A list of professional references
5. Samples of your portfolio

No telephone calls please.

Job Opportunity at a Skatepark Construction Company in Los Angeles

January 30, 2015 in Job Opportunities by Patricia Jennex

Alumni Connection has been informed of a Skatepark construction company that is looking for a motivated, detail oriented person to develop construction documents and plan sets for Skateparks. The candidate must be fluent in AutoCAD software and construction document standards with experience in 3D modeling. Knowledge of grading/drainage and general landscape architecture preferred! This is for a full-time position in their Los Angeles office.
Click here for more information or contact:

UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program Office
Gardening and Horticulture Program,
Department of the Arts
10995 Le Conte Avenue #414, Los Angeles, CA 90024
310.825.9414 T/310.206.7382 F

Job Opportunites at Grace Design Associates in Santa Barbara California

January 30, 2015 in Job Opportunities by Patricia Jennex


Grace Design Associates, Inc. (GDA) is a fast-paced, award-winning landscape design + build firm headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. Specializing in upscale residential, our forte is distinctive design, executed with artistry and craftsmanship.

Visit our website at:


Position 1- Landscape Architect or Designer & Project Manager

The position requires a highly self-motivated individual who would like to contribute his/her talents as a landscape designer to a creative and energetic team. Duties include but are not limited to all aspects and phases of the landscape design/build process from site planning through construction.

Duties include:
• Develop landscape plans from conceptual through preliminary through final, including demolition, grading, drainage, hardscape, irrigation, planting, lighting and construction detail plans
• Project management: prepare timelines, critical path, materials schedules, etc.
• Field work:
o Site analysis – measure, map, photograph, sketch site features, etc.
o Materials sourcing – locate materials, photograph, collect samples, etc.
o Construction oversight – site visits, meetings with clients, subcontractors, clients’ agents, etc.
• Interface with local agencies: planners, review boards, HOA’s, inspectors, etc.
• Interface with other professionals such as architect, engineer, land surveyor, etc.
• Work with GDA crew and subcontractors from bid process through completion of project
• Research:
o Local codes, agency requirements, etc. for GDA projects
o Source project materials, vendors, subcontractors, allied professionals, etc.
• General administrative support for CEO – phone calls, filing, emailing, calendar management and organization etc.

Skills include:
• Strong hand graphics
• Strong AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks
• Strong design skills
• In-depth knowledge of regional plant materials
• Proficient at site mapping, preparing site plans from field measurements
• Project management: timelines, critical path, materials trafficking, scheduling
• Excellent organizational skills
• Communicates professionally and effectively
• Strong leadership skills
• Team player a must
• Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
• Self-motivated, upbeat, forward-thinking, professional, eager to learn, coachable, trainable, and possesses a “can-do attitude”
• Spanish a plus
• Accurate and complete construction documents
• Works well in a progressive, creative, fast- paced environment
• Knowledge of typical construction practices
• Driven with the ability to meet deadlines with a positive attitude

Please send Cover Letter, Resume and Portfolio to Dawn at
Resume should include all dates, job responsibilities, salary history and references.
Compensation depending on experience.


Position 2- Assistant Designer & Administrative Assistant

The position is for a full-time landscape design and administrative assistant and requires a highly self-motivated individual who would like to contribute his/her talents as a landscape designer to a creative and energetic team. Duties include but are not limited to all aspects and phases of the landscape design/build process from site planning through construction. This individual will work closely with the Principal designer and design team. The ideal candidate has strong computer, organizational and communication skills.

Duties include:
• Landscape design and drafting
• Materials sourcing and trafficking
• Fieldwork
• Social media coordination, marketing, bi-weekly blog, writing text, and developing reports etc.
• General administrative support for CEO
• File, email, calendar, and client management
• Managing office organization
• Database maintenance and updates
• General errands & personal support for CEO as needed

Requirements include:
• Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks, Microsoft Office, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
• Strong professional verbal and writing skills
• General administrative support
• Minimum 2 years work experience in the landscape profession

Compensation depending on experience.

Please send Cover Letter, Resume and Work Samples to Dawn by email at
Resume should include all dates, job responsibilities, salary history and references.

Golf & Water Sustainable Landscape Seminar February 3, 2015

January 19, 2015 in Events by Patricia Jennex


When: February 3, 2014 8:00am-4:00pm
Where: Brookside Golf Course, Pasadena, CA

How is the golf industry responding to short-term drought and a longer-term need to reduce its water footprint? Can golf courses help us capture and clean stormwater?  What are the game’s leaders doing to take the state’s 866 golf courses off the potable grid? How can the industry’s experiences inform the management of other large landscapes?

Join us on February 3 for a sustainable landscape seminar showcasing innovations in efficient irrigation, recycled water, water reuse, and stormwater infiltration in this era of dwindling water resources. This program will bring together municipal officials, landscape architects, golf course superintendents, water efficiency professionals and others to examine existing programs, highlight case studies and determine the future for sustainable golf course design and management.

GCSAA Continuing Education Units Available.


  • Keynote: Mike Huck, Principal at Irrigation & Turfgrass Services
  • Ken Alperstein, Principal, Pinnacle Design Company
  • Dr. Jim Baird, Cooperative Extension Specialist and Turfgrass Horticulturist, UC Riverside
  • Ryan Bentley, Superintendent, North Ranch Country Club
  • Deb Deets, Landscape Architect, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles
  • Penny Falcon, Water Conservation Policy Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Patrick J. Gross, Director, USGA Green Section – West Region
  • Tim Jackson, Golf Course Architect, Jackson Kahn Design
  • Craig Kessler, Director of Governmental Affairs, Southern California Golf Association
  • Nathan Radwick, Superintendent, Malibu Golf Club, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • Kathy Ramos – Associate Resource Specialist, Metropolitan Water District
  • Jesse Seguin, Superintendent, Brookside Golf Course

Don’t miss the early registration rate (ends January 27)– sign up here today!

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Job Opportunites at Environmental Design Studio in Silver Lake California

January 19, 2015 in Job Opportunities by Patricia Jennex

Two positions open at Environmental Design Studio in Silver lake:

 – Full-time Junior Landscape Designer

- Internship (part to full time)

EDS Jr. Landscape Designer 2015

EDS Internship 2015 JR-Landscape-Designer


Employment Opportunity at Orange County Parks Department

January 19, 2015 in Job Opportunities by Patricia Jennex

Orange County Parks Department has an opening for an extra help position.

Information Provided by Orange County Parks Department:

Our Department oversees all the planning and Design for our 60,000 + acres of park facilities here in Orange County. We have a team comprised of Landscape Architects, Engineers, a planner and architect in addition to a natural resource specialist and regulatory compliance section.

The work involved in the position would be to assist the Division’s Project Managers with their project work (graphics and writing) as well as complete special projects assigned by the Division Manager and/or the OC Parks Director. The hours needed are between 30 & 40 hours/week.

Experience gained by the prospective employee would be very diverse and sometimes fast paced however, there is also over 200 years of combined experience among the staff from which to learn.

Contact the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Department Office for more information (310) 825-9414

or email Jenny Stets-Stephano  LLA | ASLA

Senior Project Landscape Architect

OC Parks Design

More Job Opportunities

November 18, 2014 in Job Opportunities by Patricia Jennex

Landscape architecture Intern

Entry level, drafter and designer
Part time, contact Mike Martinez, 323-327-2134

Entry level landscape architect