Landscape Architect

see your designs make an impact and evolve into all you’ve envisioned

The FormLA Landscaping designers serve as client liaisons and actively collaborate with our landscape construction team through the design and installation processes. They also engage with our maintenance teams to ensure their designs reach their greatest possible beauty and impact.

In this role, you’ll be part of a team building truly remarkable landscapes. This job involves creativity, problem solving, effective oral and written communication, team collaboration, client relations, and often travel throughout much of Los Angeles County. You’ll be mentored by the LEED and SITEs accredited business owners and four time sustainable innovation award-winning lead designer. You’ll be deeply appreciated for working in creative partnership with our full team.


In this role, you will:

Design beautiful, sustainable spaces:

  • Incorporate designs into drawings and plans
  • Produce construction drawings, details, and specifications.
  • Process redlines and revisions
  • Create color exhibits and illustrations (Photoshop and hand drafted)
  • Assist in design by sharing opinions, give feedback and executing the same

Manage projects and logistics:

  • Locate and budget materials, including plants, from suppliers and local sources
  • Process permits, and submittals with city or agency
  • Importing pictures, images or attachments
  • Communicate with clients, consultants, vendor via email and other technologies (Draft emails to clients)
  • Work with a team to determine a design vision for a project and construct proposals

Fulfill in-garden responsibilities:

  • Survey sites, locating utilities and other critical aspects
  • Site documentation, including measurement and photography
  • Guidance and collaboration with build and maintenance teams where necessary



We’ll think you are a great match if you have:

  • Certifications and/or degree in landscape architecture,
  • Expertise in (and affection for) working with California native foliage,
  • Accreditation in LEED and/or SITES (environmental) design practices,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and
  • A collaborative, relationship-focused approach to the work.

We need someone who has:

  • A degree in landscape architecture, environmental design, arboriculture, urban forestry, horticulture, plant science, plant pathology, environmental sciences, landscape management, or equivalent experience
  • Interest in building long-term relationships with clients and co-workers
    Willingness to engage with those who will bring their designs to life as valued peers
  • Curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • Problem solving agility
  • Initiative to clarity where there is ambiguity
  • Interest in growing environmental design skill-sets
  • Familiarity with the native plants that thrive in Los Angeles
  • Hand drafting and illustration desired
  • Basic planting and irrigation design knowledge preferred
  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Basic software competence: AutoCAD and Sketchup proficiency, as well as Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Photoshop, Powerpoint


About Working with Us

FormLA Landscaping’s teams enjoy working hand-in-hand with one another to care for our clients and the environment. While we are a local, boutique firm, we have high visibility, high impact, and the opportunity to grow and build your career.

If you’re looking to work with some of the top designers, craftsman and horticulturists in California, we are your team!

You build our success, and we’ll help you build yours with benefits that include:

Competitive Pay: 50-65K depending on experience


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance contributions
  • Paid time off (sick + vacation)
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Company cell phone
  • Mileage reimbursement for personal vehicle use

Schedule:Monday to Friday, Self-directed 8 hour shifts

Supplemental Pay: Discretionary performance based bonuses, supplemental pay, signing bonus, bonus pay

COVID-19 precautions: We believe in taking care of our team, our clients, and LA. FormLA Landscaping was among the first set of businesses to earn the LA County Public Health Covid-19 Safety Compliance Certificate. More Information