Intermediate Landscape Architect

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

SvN Architects + Planners is looking for an Intermediate 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 Intermediate Landscape Architect is to work with our inter-disciplinary 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 designing, managing and implementing landscape architectural projects at multiple scales, from integrated site design to streetscape and large-scale landscape strategy.

Working with senior staff, the landscape architect will collaborate in managing and delivering innovative, amazing and profitable projects and assist in procuring a mix of public and private sector projects in order to evolve the Landscape Architecture practice.


  • Deliver design excellence, clear design thinking, and strong landscape-urban design concepts;
  • Develop graphics and text to communicate ideas and further SvN’s role as landscape architects;
  • Conduct research and seek understanding of client needs for landscape requirements and design solution opportunities;
  • Communicate with consultants, sub-consultants and other disciplines to ensure project details are being carried out and to forward integrated problem solving. Provide ongoing communication through team meetings/minutes/update memos;
  • 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;
  • Prepare project presentations;
  • Deliver final design packages that adhere to design intent.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture;
  • Minimum three 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, and Rhino / Revit. Experience with MicroStation an asset;
  • Professional registration or working towards OALA or equivalent an asset.

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 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 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. We work at nearly every scale and from project conception through completion, anticipating at all stages the challenges that come with complex development.

We take an integrated approach to planning that is not limited to managing a good, policy-oriented process, but one that is rigorous, creative, respectful and comprehensive. We deliver work that results in pragmatic and forward-thinking community design with a goal to re-set the relationship between buildings, landscape 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.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Landscape Architecture
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience