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September 21, 2017

Landscape Designer


Job Title:                                 Landscape Designer
Location:                                 San Rafael, CA (15 minutes North of San Francisco)
Experience Level:                    2-5 Years
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About VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture

VITA is a boutique – yet international – design firm dedicated to identifying the soul of a place and respectfully merging natural sites with the built environment. 
With projects throughout the US, Pacific Islands, Latin America & Asia, VITA consists of creative and driven professionals collaborating in a fun, fast-paced and synergistic environment.  Our portfolio encompasses a variety of project types, with our specialty being high-end and/or large-scale hospitality and residential communities.

Position Description

Landscape Designers work directly with our Principals and Project Managers to assemble, create and produce various client plans.  The position entails a variety of responsibilities including code and other research, drafting, drawing (section, plan, and perspective), layout and other general project and office support.  The ability to work well within a team, enthusiasm toward new challenges and organization are always preferred.

  • Graphic production of sections, plans and other drawings
  • Coordinate with other project consultants - base file management
  • CAD Production of various plans (Concept, Schematic, DD and CD)
  • Sheet and image board research and layout
  • Materials research and selection
  • General project and office production, scheduling, coordination etc.


  • Self-motivated, curious, passionate about design and detail-oriented
  • Excellent graphic communication skills (hand graphic experience preferred)
  • Excellent design and problem solving skills
  • Expertise with AutoCAD 2014 and the Adobe Suite (InDesign and Photoshop specifically)
  • Preparation of planting plans, grading plans, and construction details
  • BS/BA or MLA in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or Architecture
  • Large-scale project and grading experience a plus
  • Construction Observation experience a plus


  • 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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