Principal Landscape Architect

Studio William Hefner Studio William Hefner Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Oct 28 '21Posted on:

Studio William Hefner is seeking a licensed, Principal Landscape Architect to join our team. The successful candidate will manage the landscape team, including design, planning, landscape architecture, as well leading the Landscape Studio with management vision ensuring profitability and sustainability. They will lead assignments across disciplines interacting with the architecture studios, while providing landscape architecture design experience, and interact with existing and prospective clients with exemplary communication skills and a strategic and design-oriented perspective.

Your Opportunity

Studio William Hefner is a client-centered, high-end custom residential multi-disciplinary architecture, landscape design and interiors firm.  Studio William Hefner is the place where opportunity, great ideas and rewarding careers happen.

Your Key Responsibilities

·       Maintain and develop strong client relationships implementing a client-first approach.

·       Project management, managing staff, assignments, schedule and budget.

·       Studio staffing, recruitment, and mentoring.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

·       Experience with high end residential design in Southern California.

·       Demonstrated responsibility, maturity, and commitment to a team driven environment are key capabilities, including an ability to communicate effectively, lead teams, develop strong internal relationships, and foster a culture of collaboration.

·       Desire and the ability to lead and contribute on multiple levels within the design process.

·       Demonstrated effectiveness in building and maintaining client relationships; proven ability to translate those relationships into successful projects.

·       Conduct presentations and project interviews

·       Excellent creative and critical thinking skills

·       Ability to integrate sustainability in all aspects of planning and design

·       Well-versed in local, regional, and national trends in landscape architecture and planning.

·       Ability to successfully collaborate on multi-disciplinary projects.

·       Excellent verbal and presentation skills

·       Understanding of graphic applications (either hand or digital) including Vectorworks, Revit, AutoCAD, Rendering tools, and Microsoft Office.

·       Possesses excellent time management skills and has a thorough understanding of task assignment and schedule, budgeting, and efficient use of time and resources.

·       Thorough understanding of codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions and how they apply to design projects.

Education and Experience

·       Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited Landscape Architecture program.

·       Minimum of 15 years of experience.

·       Licensure as a Landscape Architect in California.

·       Candidate’s work experience should demonstrate appropriate level of responsibility, work group leadership skills, business development, understanding of the long-term view in building client relationships, superior customer service and communication skills both written and graphic.

You will work in an open-concept office setting. Local travel will be required for attending client or public meetings, scoping new assignments, and participating in meetings with Review Boards, HOAs and public agencies.  

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required in this job; other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Studio William Hefner is a place where the best and brightest come to build on the talents of each other, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Studio William Hefner provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Studio William Hefner is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans.


This position requires being a resident of Southern California. If you are a non-resident of Southern California, please note that we do not pay for relocation.

Please email your resume (in Word .doc or PDF format) and sample of your work to

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