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Regional Landscape Architect Design Lead


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Regional Landscape Architect Design Lead

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We are currently seeking a Regional Landscape Architect Design Lead (Sr Landscape Architect) to join our team.  As a Regional Landscape Architect Design Lead , the regional planning practice in project design and delivery, client relations, and staff development. Assists the Region in developing and executing regional strategies. 


Design Leadership

  • A strong advocate for quality, innovative design for Planning, Urban Design and/or Landscape Architecture in the region.
  • Understands the industry, regional client sensitivities, and market drivers.
  • Fosters a culture of external and internal client service.
  • Responsible for promoting and maintaining HOK’s design reputation.
  • Leads design teams, providing overall conceptual direction to ensure high-quality design.
  • Responsible for conceptual design excellence; initiates project design and idea discussions.
  • Designs and manages planning, urban design and landscape architecture projects.
  • Demonstrates creative thinking abilities and contributes to firmwide design excellence and problem solving.
  • Demonstrates reliable understanding of the relationship between design and constructability.
  • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
  • Continually contributes to the upgrade of the design process, working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams and consultants.
  • Actively promotes collaborative and innovative culture.

Business Development

  • Maintains and grows current client relationships.
  • Participates in regional Planning marketing and business development opportunities, proposals, interviews and presentations.
  • Develops and maintains positive industry relationships (i.e. with consultants, contractors and jurisdictional/approval agencies) to support HOK’s standing in the regional marketplace.
  • Participates in the Planning industry activities by way of speaking, presenting and/or writing to enhance the Planning practice’s thought leadership.

Staff Development

  • Promotes and supports diversity
  • Participates in recruiting of Planning related staff
  • Serves as mentor/advisor to Planning related staff fostering a positive team environment
Required Skills
  • Demonstrated creativity, passion and interest in design and planning of Planning focused projects.
  • Advanced knowledge in planning/landscape architecture/urban design, design development and project leadership.
  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Ability to manage design with a collaborative style which puts value on relationships, both internal and external.
  • Basic understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets.
  • Proven ability to prioritize oneself and the work of others in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with external clients and internal staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in the basic technical skills of architecture including the following computer skills:
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, GIS, Ecotect, and InDesign graphic software preferred.
  • Proficiency in NewForma preferred.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in team environment.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, urban design or planning, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 plus years’ experience, with at least 5 years within a management/leadership role.
  • Registration with current license required if offered in your region.
  • LEED AP or GA required within 12 months of employment

HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 


Job Location
Houston, Texas, United States
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