Senior Landscape Architect: Multifamily & Custom Residential

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 1 week ago

Board & Vellum

Board & Vellum is looking for a talented, self-motivated individual to join our team as a Senior Landscape Architect working primarily on custom residential/multifamily projects of varying scales. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, works well with clients and colleagues, enjoys mentoring, and is driven to help grow a creative design firm. You’ll have the opportunity to work on all phases of projects from design through construction. In our multidisciplinary firm, you’ll be working closely with other architects, interior designers, and landscape architects, on projects large and small — including taking part in our open crit culture across other disciplines and sectors.
7+ years of working experience (10+ years preferred).


  • Professional license strongly preferred.
  • Experience in Seattle and regional multifamily projects.
  • Skill in navigating the Seattle and regional jurisdictional permitting processes, including Green Factor calculations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage others, coordinate workflow, mentor, and oversee project delivery processes.
  • Ability to fully run the landscape portion of multiple multifamily projects, including complex projects, and lead project teams collaboratively.
  • Though focus will be on multifamily and custom residential projects, there may also be opportunity to work on retail, commercial, or parks.
  • Excellent grasp of assembling contract documents.
  • Participate in the proposal and fee development process for new project prospects.
  • Beyond the general software proficiencies listed in the general qualifications above, proficiency in Land FX and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of plant types along with a passion for the profession.
  • Bonus points if you enjoy and are proficient in hand-drawing/sketching, or if you are active in the local community and have a passion for community engagement.

We value flexible working hours, treating each other with respect, having fun, maintaining a work/life balance, bad jokes, and speaking in a language our clients can understand. We offer competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid professional memberships; 401k matching; paid time to volunteer in your community; four weeks of vacation; holiday and discretionary time; free ORCA pass; wellness reimbursement; and a bunch of damn great people to work with (albeit mostly virtually at the moment).

Board & Vellum is a dog-friendly office, and a non-smoking environment. Part of our commitment to the health of our office community includes required COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees. Our office is on Capitol Hill, within walking distance to all the fun stuff you want to do, but initially, you will be working from home. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. Compensation will be commensurate with professional work experience. This opportunity does not provide visa support.

To be considered for an open position, please send a résumé and cover letter (we really read them), along with samples of your work to:

Please, no phone calls regarding career opportunities.