Assistant Landscape Architect

  • 5700 Tennyson Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Olsson Studio is a passionate, thoughtful, and creative design studio, focused on community building and place making. We are experts in community and urban planning, community and neighborhood redevelopment, community engagement, master planning, entertainment/destination/lifestyle design, parks and recreation planning and design, and streetscape design.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

As an Assistant Landscape Architect in our Plano Studio, you will perform specific landscape architecture design tasks on the project team.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides basic landscape architecture design.
  • Performs specific landscape architecture design tasks on the project team, and is expected to use education, intelligence, and common sense to perform tasks and resolve problems.
  • Provides computer-aided design (CAD) drafting. Must have rendering capabilities.
  • Assists in all phases of design and construction administration.
  • Creates presentation materials.
  • Develops schematic designs and/or construction documents; develops cost estimates.
  • Instructs technicians on how to reduce designs into completed drawings.
  • Researches and then writes reports and opinions.
  • May coordinate with clients.
  • May gain field experience by observing landscape architecture projects.
  • Assists more experienced landscape architects as work is subject to supervisor approval.
  • May travel to job sites for observation and to perform field work.
  • Traverses and works in all types of terrain, in all kinds of weather conditions, and at project sites in various stages of construction.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Having ownership in the work you do
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities
  • Empowering others to use their talents
  • Pursuing and working on projects that you want to work on.

You bring to the team:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team
  • Strong project management skills
  • Passion for continued learning and expertise development
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture
  • Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Advanced math skills and the ability to understand abstract principles behind math and physics.
  • Demonstrates skill with design-based software applications including, but not limited to, CAD, geographic information systems, and graphics programs for laying out projects.
  • Has a valid driver’s license and a good driving history.


Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson Studio employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.