Landscape Architect

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Do you approach each project with curiosity?

Can you work collaboratively in an agile environment? Do you have passion pitching great design? And do you behave with courage, respect and integrity?

If yes, then you sound like our kind of person and you might find that we’re your type of company. Because designing with creativity, delivering with agility, pitching with passion and completing our work with integrity are our core values. They’re the foundations for how we approach our work, collaborate with clients and interact with our peers.

Here at Chow:Hill, we’re not just architects; we’re forward thinking, fun-loving, coffee-drinking passionate human beings who love what we do and are keen for you to join us!

You'll need key specialist skills

Our company culture is really important to us.

We believe that diversity, empathy, integrity and respect are fundamental to our work. Collaboration is at our core. So, yes, we are in search of a new colleague with key professional attributes but personal qualities matter too. Let us know if you have the professional and personal skills we’re looking for below. 

Professional skills required:

  • At least a Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture with 5+ years of practice experience.
  • A strong portfolio of proven project experience across large-scale commercial work delivered on time and on budget.
  • Interest in the landscape community and ideally be an NZILA member.
  • Experience and understanding of what is required to complete landscape design to construction documentation.
  • A proactive approach to managing workload and furthering your learning.
  • An ability to clearly communicate and interact with clients and colleagues.
  • Graphic experience and skills of CAD, SketchUp, InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Enthusiasm for ongoing improvement in techniques and processes to help the team deliver and exceed client’s expectations.
  • A willingness to build on and expand your professional network.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, explain complex design drawings and convey instructions
  • Initiative to recognise business opportunities, actual and potential
  • An ability to collaborate with respect for different viewpoints
  • A commitment to delivering quality service, for colleagues and clients.

And, in keeping with our ethos of Connect, Collaborate and Create, we are also looking for:

  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, explain complex design drawings and convey instructions
  • Initiative to recognise business opportunities, actual and potential
  • An ability to collaborate with respect for different viewpoints
  • A commitment to delivering quality service, for colleagues and clients.

To be considered for this position you must have New Zealand Residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

In turn, this is what we provide

As a valued member of our Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau team, you’ll enjoy:

  • A competitive remuneration package based on experience
  • Access to a range of technology and software in a modern, collaborative workspace
  • A diverse range of training and professional development opportunities including 1-1 mentoring
  • Flexible working arrangements, regular studio and inter-studio social activities and events, and generous parental leave
  • Involvement in a great variety of projects with the opportunity to get hands-on with the design
  • A clear career progression pathway as you develop your skills and experience
  • Work colleagues from 15 different countries, who love what they do
  • A professional environment where sustainability matters
  • Encouragement to be involved in community initiatives
  • AND, given our location in the Newmarket, you're only moments away from great food and coffee!

Chow:Hill Architects has long been renowned for its client-centric approach and absolute commitment to architecture that transforms people’s lives. From the country’s largest hospital (Waipapa in Christchurch) to social housing apartments, educational environments, civic and community facilities, strategic campus master planning and significant urban renewal including Hamilton latest CBD development Union Square: we take pride in our diverse achievements and acknowledge the dedication and professionalism of each and every colleague involved.

Please contact us if you would like to pursue an opportunity to bring your experience to our team (and you have New Zealand Residency or a valid New Zealand work visa).

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If you are ready to shape your career with us, please send your CV and tell us why you’d be a great fit for our team!

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