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Junior Landscape Architect/Designer

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    March 05, 2024
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Job Summary:

Pininfarina of America is looking for a talented and ambitious Junior Landscape Architect /Designer to join our reputable landscape architecture firm in Miami, FL. dedicated to creating sustainable, innovative, and aesthetically pleasing outdoor environments. We specialize in a wide range of projects including residential landscapes, commercial developments, and urban planning initiatives. As a Junior Landscape Architect/Designer you will play a vital role in assisting our team of experienced professionals in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of landscape projects. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of landscape architecture while contributing to the creation of inspiring outdoor spaces. 

Company Overview:

A global icon of Italian style, Pininfarina is recognized for its unparalleled ability to create timeless beauty through its values of elegance, purity, and innovation. Listed on the Borsa Italiana Stock Exchange since 1986, Pininfarina has offices in Italy, Germany, China, and the United States, with a prestigious design portfolio that includes transportation, industrial design, architecture, interiors, nautical and automotive design. Each of Pininfarina's projects –– which span multidisciplinary collaborations with luxury goods companies such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Princess and Oceanco to multi-family residential work with Cyrela and Excem Real Estate and architectural projects such as the Istanbul Airport Control Tower and the Juventus Stadium –– is rooted in the goal of humanizing innovation and technology, creating designs that are both aesthetically powerful and boundary-pushing. This human-centered ethos reflects the core Pininfarina values with an approach to design that has been refined over the last 90 years and marries the best of each vertical to produce a wholly unique result every time. Pininfarina was named a top player in the 2020 Branded Residences World Research market report by Savills and has been recognized on the global stage by programs such as the International Architecture Awards, the Red Dot Design Award, the If Design Award, and 5th in a ranking of the Top 100 Architecture and Design Companies operating in Italy.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of conceptual designs, schematic drawings, and presentations under the guidance of senior landscape architects/designers.

  • Participate in site analysis, including conducting site visits, gathering data, and assessing environmental factors to inform design decisions.

  • Contribute to the preparation of construction documents, including plans, sections, details, and specifications, using industry-standard software such as AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including architects, engineers, planners, and clients, to integrate landscape design solutions into larger projects.

  • Strong organizational skills with a keen focus on meeting scheduling requirements and a solid grasp of time management are essential.

  • Skilled in participating in both landscape and master planning projects, both within the USA and internationally.

  • Deep comprehension of urban scale complexities and master planning intricacies 

  • Must possess a robust work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving abilities, dedicated to making substantial contributions to our team, particularly in areas such as nature-inclusive design, climate comfort, biodiversity, and related initiatives.

  • Most demonstrate knowledge in site planning, grading, and planting design.

  • Capable of effectively collaborating with a sizable team of designers in a dynamic and inventive setting, guiding landscape design concepts 

  • Necessary software proficiency: AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Suite (knowledge of GIS, Grasshopper, and Revit is a plus)

  • Individuals shall share a collaborative spirit and positive attitude, be organized with attention to scheduling requirements, and a good understanding of time management.

  • Communicating with other team members and consultants to ensure coordination of project documents.

  • Participation in project team meetings.

  • Preparing and developing design imagery for presentation materials.

  • Presentational development of proposals, designs, sketches, and technical documentation for clients.

  • Works closely and effectively with leadership to keep informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.

  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in dealing with sensitive client information.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited college or university. Architectural degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • A minimum of 1 - 5 years’ experience in the commercial or residential design sector.

  • A minimum of at least 1 year of experience and the capability to effectively navigate through all aspects required and anticipated for this position.

  • Strong design sensibility and creativity demonstrated through a portfolio of relevant projects and coursework.

  • Knowledge of landscape architecture principles, including site planning, grading, planting design, and construction detailing.

  • Landscape Architectural registration is not required for this position.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to present ideas and concepts effectively.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills, with a commitment to quality and excellence.

  • Passion for sustainability and a desire to contribute to the creation of resilient and environmentally responsible landscapes.

  • Must possess strong writing & design, handwriting & presentation skills; ability to draft graphically appealing presentation documents.

  • Create project support and analysis, presentations, reporting, industry research.

  • Advanced proficiency in 3D Modelling using Rhinoceros (Grasshopper is a plus).

  • Proficient in rendering tools like V-ray, Twin Motion, Escape, and Lumion.

  • Knowledge of 2D drawing in AutoCAD.

  • Experience with Revit software is a plus.

  • Outstanding graphic design sensibility.

  • Fluent in English. Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian are a plus.

  • All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

Proficiency in the below software is required:

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

  • AutoCAD

  • Rhino

  • Revit (a plus, but not required)

  • Real time renders software (Enscape, Twinmotion, Lumion), Unreal is a plus.

Join our Great Place to Work® team and embark on a rewarding career in landscape architecture. Apply today by submitting your resume and portfolio showcasing your design work.