Entry-Level and Intermediate/Advanced level Landscape designer/architects

About the Roles

We are looking for a creative and highly motivated individual who is ready to lead our
landscape design firm to the next level.
The ideal candidate is a passionate, nimble, self-motivated, and creative individual with a
strong sense of design and excellent communication skills. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe
Suite and 3D modeling programs is a must. Prior experience in project management and
technical drawings, and familiarity with sustainable principles, local materials, native
California flora, as well as waterwise and fire-resistant landscapes, is a plus. We are a small
but dynamic office and are open to new ideas. Possibilities are endless and can be tailored
to your unique skills and interests. We have a friendly and collaborative office culture with
commitment to mentoring and personal development. We believe even an entry level
designer should be able to see a project from concept to construction, to gain a variety of
hands-on experiences in design and construction. If this sounds like something you’d like to
do, please apply to Ive@shadesofgreenla.com with your resume and cover letter. Cover
letters are to be addressed to Ive Haugeland, and the portofolio size should be no larger than 10 MB
Email subject line:  ATTN: Entry Level or Intermediate-Advanced Level


  • Health Insurance (including Dental and Vision and Life insurance) after 3-month trial period 
  • 401 K investment plan

Entry Level
1-3 Years

  • B/S and/or MA/MLA in Landscape Architecture
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and 3D modeling, such as Rhino and/or SketchUp.
  • Strong graphic skills. Able to produce presentation graphics
    and materials.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Willingness and flexibility to learn and work on varied design tasks.
Other Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience preparing construction details and documentation
  • Knowledge of California plant material

Intermediate-Advanced Level
Minimum 4 Years

  • B/S and/or MA/MLA in landscape Architecture 
  • Prior experience in Project Management and Design Lead for
    projects in various scales.
  • Prior experience in project execution from analysis and concept
    design through construction documentation.
  • Strong technical design skills including design development and
    construction documents.
  • Proficiency in all digital programs including AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suites, 3D modeling, such as Rhino and/or Sketch-up and MS Office.
  • Strong graphic ability. Able to produce presentation graphics and
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. 

Other Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in Construction Administration.
  • Knowledge of CA plant material.
  • Knowledge of current green BMPs is desirable.
  • Accredited Landscape Architecture degree.

About the Firm

We are a woman owned, award-winning landscape architecture design studio located in
Sausalito, California. We are a compact yet nimble, creative, inclusive and international
team of designers. Our diverse perspectives and backgrounds are an asset and strength for
creating unique and innovative design solutions to complex build and natural environments
with focus on sustainable landscape practices. Our growing practice ranges from
residential, hospitality, institutional and commercial landscapes with deep knowledge and
appreciation of local flora, materials and craftmanship. We are committed to cultivate
collaborative and mutually inspiring relationships between clients, contractors, and design
teams in order to achieve successful long-term design goals. We also have a collaborative,
life affirming, animal & plant loving and nurturing office culture. Our office is located in an
idyllic waterfront location with an amazing view of the Sausalito bay. We have office dogs
and paddleboards, ready to be taken out at lunchtime.