Junior Landscape Architect

Landscape Architecture · Toronto, Ontario
Department Landscape Architecture
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

SvN Architects + Planners is looking for a Junior Landscape Architect to join our award-winning team. Some of our most significant contributions to the fabric of the GTHA include the Reconfiguration of the Six Points Interchange, Shoppers World Brampton Master Plan, Eglinton Connects Planning + Urban Design Study, Neighbourhoods Character Design Guidelines for the City of Toronto, 162 Cumberland Avenue, and the Dundas Connects Land Use and Transportation Master Plan for the City of Mississauga and the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Urban Design Guidelines.


Role and Responsibilities


The role of the Junior Landscape Architect is to work with our interdisciplinary team of planners, urban designers, landscape architects and architects on behalf of both public and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support on diverse projects ranging in scale and context, from integrated site design to corridor + neighbourhood development to city-wide design + strategy. Fresh and forward-thinking approaches to nature-inclusive design in an urban context are encouraged.


Responsibilities and Outcomes


  • Develop graphics and text that showcase design excellence, clear design thinking, and strong landscape-urban design concepts;
  • Conduct research and preliminary site review including an understanding of landscape requirements and design solution opportunities; familiarity with the Toronto Green Standard, Complete Street Guidelines, Low Impact Development strategies, etc. an asset;
  • Contribute to the continued growth of the landscape practice at SvN, and assist in developing graphic standards and resources;
  • Develop conceptual and/or framework diagrams, plans, sections, elevations, perspectives (by hand and/or digitally) in a highly graphic capacity;
  • Imbue technical understanding of landscape elements and applicable standards and best practices into the development of work.

Qualifications and Experience


  • University Degree in Landscape Architecture;
  •  1-2 years of landscape architecture experience;
  • Exceptional communication, organization and interpersonal skills;
  • Solid technical understanding of/experience with landscape and public realm design, including:
    • Green standards and sustainable design practices;
    • Streetscape design and coordination between landscape and utilities;
    • Integration with land use and the built environment;
    • Transit integration and design;
    • Parks and open space design concepts and detailed development;
    • Application in city-wide scale contexts.
  • Proficiency in graphic tools including AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino and Revit. Experience with MicroStation an asset;
  • Working towards OALA or equivalent.


About SVN Architects + Planners


SvN Architects + Planners is a studio based in Downtown Toronto that has intentionally assembled a preeminent team of over 100 planners, urban designers, landscape architects and architects to develop design solutions for the critical urban issues of our time.

SvN was formed in 2015 through the amalgamation of the work (and brands) of planningAlliance and regionalArchitects, assuring continuity of an ‘integrated’ planning and design practice founded in 1978. Since its inception, SvN’s primary foci have remained policy and design oriented around the primary issues facing our rapidly changing urban and regional environments- in our present-day milieu, our work is uniquely focused on housing and mobility.

SvN offers comprehensive planning, approvals and development management to governments, landowners, transit authorities and non-governmental organizations. We work in towns, cities and regions experiencing rapid growth, transitioning social structures and changing economies, at home and internationally. 

Our storied experience working from the gathering of constraint information and formation of vision, to the formation of concept, development of “framework” (policy or design), through to construction, allows us to provide a unique suite of services, from visioning to contract administration. We work at nearly every scale and from project conception through completion, and anticipating at all stages the challenges that come with complex projects development.

We take an integrated approach to urban design, landscape, architecture, and planning that is rigorous, creative, and comprehensive. We deliver work that results in pragmatic and forward-thinking community design with a goal to reset the relationship between buildings, landscape, community and infrastructure.


Compensation and Benefits

SvN offers a competitive salary, full health benefits, a generous professional development allowance and a group retirement savings plan with a matching component. Our bright, airy suite of offices is at 110 Adelaide Street East, near the St. Lawrence market in downtown Toronto, although working from home would be required at this point.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.


As an employer committed to employment equity, SvN encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their cover letter in their application.


Learn more about us at www.svn-ap.com

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Landscape Architecture
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level