Jobs @ Vita

September 21, 2017

Experienced Landscape Architect


Job Title:                                 Landscape Architect and Planner
Location:                                 San Rafael, CA (15 minutes North of San Francisco)
Experience Level:                    5-10 Years
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About VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture

We are a boutique Planning & Landscape Architecture firm dedicated to identifying the soul of a place and respectfully merging the natural site with the built environment.  Specifically, we are well-known for our work on large-scale hospitality projects and resort communities.

With built work throughout the continental US, Pacific Islands, Latin America & Asia, we’re a firm of creative and passionate professionals that enjoy working in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

Position Description
We are seeking a passionate, experienced and technically sound Planner / Landscape Designer.  The candidate should thrive whilst working on a team that is tackling complex, large-scale development projects from Concept Design through Construction.  Experience managing high-touch clients is a plus.

  • Detailed Site Planning and Grading
  • Hand Drawing of Studies and Sections
  • Large Scale Land Analysis
  • Estate & Residential Design
  • Producing Construction Document sets
  • Coordination with Project Consultants
  • Rendering & Graphic Production of plans


  • Degree in Landscape Architecture and 3+ years of professional experience
  • Adept with AutoCAD 2014 standards & fluency in the Adobe Suite
  • Experience creating planting plans, grading plans & construction details
  • Communicate design concepts through hand sketching or computer rendering
  • Comfortable using standard file-structure for large-scale projects
  • Experience coordinating with large consultant teams
  • Resort, Hospitality or Golf experience a plus
  • Proficiency in GIS, Sketchup, Rhino and/or 3D modeling a plus

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Enthusiasm about solving unique and relevant design challenges
  • Capacity for creative and critical thinking
  • Ability to create spaces that endure and make people feel good


  • Competitive Salary - commensurate with experience. 
  • Full Benefits - medical/dental coverage.
  • Paid time off & 401k/profit sharing plans.
  • Opportunity for Year-End bonus.

To apply please submit the following a formal coversheet (350 word maximum) as well as your resume & portfolio work (portfolios displaying hand graphics preferred)

Application Instructions

Please send your resume and other pertinent information to

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