A.C.T NOW! – Full Time Landscape Architect / Architect – Canberra Studio

Landscape Architect/ Architect – Full Time

Canberra WA 

We design spaces places.

PLACE = space + purpose + identity

Creative Global Design Studio | Open Culture | Award-Winning Workplaces

Are you ready to elevate your creative journey to new heights? Look no further, because an exciting opportunity awaits you at PLACE Lab!

PLACE Lab is poised at the cusp of an exciting growth phase, and we are inviting YOU to come along for the ride!

We are on the hunt for a passionate individual brimming with ambition to carve their path in the dynamic world of design. Whether you’re returning to Canberra after honing your skills at UC and gaining industry experience nationwide, or you’re a local who treasures the breathtaking landscapes of our city, or even if you’re looking for a new adventure in our capital, we want to hear from you!

As a member of our close-knit team, you’ll find yourself surrounded by like-minded individuals who thrive on collaboration and creativity. This isn’t just a job opportunity; it’s a chance to flourish and make your mark in an environment that celebrates diversity and innovation.

If this opportunity ignites your passion, then it’s undoubtedly one not to be overlooked.

Come be a part of our vibrant team at PLACE Lab, where we’ll unite to craft something truly remarkable.

About the team

Established in 2010, PLACE Laboratory is a leading force in landscape architecture and experience planning, recognised for our innovation and accolades. With bustling studios in Perth and Canberra, we’re perfectly primed for the significant growth we are currently experiencing!

Our mission at PLACE Lab is crystal clear: we collaborate closely with clients to craft spaces that transcend functionality, fostering aesthetically pleasing, socially enriching, and vibrant environments.

Our dynamic team, spread across Australia, collaborates seamlessly to harness collective knowledge and cutting-edge strategies. We engage in global collaborations, ensuring our work remains innovative.

We merge our creative design proficiency with strengths in strategy, research, technology, and experience design, fostering regular collaborations with experts and partners worldwide. Through our endeavours, we strive to forge a future that is more inclusive, sustainable, and socially and ecologically resilient for communities worldwide.

About the role

Please note, from time to time, you may be requested to engage in tasks beyond those specified below:

  • Collaborate with the team in all aspects of landscape architecture projects, spanning from initial sketch design to detailed documentation and contract administration.
  • Generate visually captivating design proposals using various software tools
  • Provide support to the team leader during the contract administration phase of small-scale projects, completing both on-site and desk-based assignments as instructed.
  • Contribute to a collaborative team environment by offering design insights and project advice to team leaders as necessary.
  • Execute tasks meticulously, applying solid principles of landscape architecture and architectural knowledge.
  • Adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety policies and legal requirements.

About You

We’re on the lookout for a vibrant Landscape Architect/Architect – someone with a zest for creativity, a warm and approachable demeanor, and a knack for innovation. Join us in shaping landscapes that inspire and challenge the status quo!

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher qualification, in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or related discipline.
  • Qualification in Landscape Architecture and/or Architecture
  • Optimally 3+ years post graduate experience.
  • Ability to lead or manage concept design, design development, project delivery, and client liaison,
  • Documentation skills and experience using CAD or vectorworks, Adobe suite, Sketchup skills preferred.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud skills
  • Creative and innovative thinker with a passion for the public realm.
  • Good verbal, written and graphic communication skills. 

Why PLACE Lab?

At our core, we celebrate diversity, welcoming individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds into our vibrant team. We pride ourselves on fostering an inclusive environment where every voice is heard and valued. Moreover, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits aimed at nurturing personal development and promoting overall well-being among our team members. Come join us and thrive in a supportive community where diversity is celebrated, and growth is encouraged.

Benefits include, but not limited to:

  • Creative studio working environment.
  • Inter-studio transfer opportunities (Perth/Canberra)
  • Wellbeing benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements (start/finish times; WFH)
  • Professional memberships
  • Supportive of professional development for individuals and study assistance options
  • Nine day-fortnight (Every second Friday off)  
  • Active social culture (Including frequent team outings)  
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Collaboration with an experienced design team on remarkable projects

Apply now!

As a dynamic and forward-thinking firm, we believe in efficiency and agility. We don’t adhere strictly to application deadlines; instead, we review applications as they come in. Additionally, we reserve the right to conclude the selection process early if we identify the perfect candidate beforehand. To maximize your opportunity to secure your dream position, we encourage you to submit your application promptly. Don’t wait – seize the chance to embark on your ideal career path with us today!

*To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the Australia without visa restrictions.

Please email your CV and portfolio to viki@placelaboratory.com