Based in Asheville, Equinox is a multi-disciplinary firm composed of professionals with diverse backgrounds in natural resources, landscape architecture, land planning, recreation planning, conservation planning, environmental science, and LEED. Our mission is to work with clients to build communities, protect and restore our region’s natural resources, plan for ecological sustainability, and design resilient and regenerative landscapes.
We foster an internal culture that promotes collaboration, teamwork, innovation, and an empowered staff that enjoy working with each other. We do this at the company level by providing fair pay and benefits to all staff, giving staff a voice in the decisions that matter to them, providing training opportunities, and encouraging camaraderie. We do this at the individual level by showing respect for each other, by communicating compassionately and openly with the right person, by remembering that we are friends as well as coworkers, by holding each other accountable, and sometimes giving each other a break.
Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work samples to [email protected].
Job Openings at Equinox:
Landscape Architect/Planner/Recreation Planner
Are you a Landscape Architect or Planner with experience in design and planning of outdoor recreation, greenways & trails, and public access projects? Are you someone who is an organized, creative, and energetic self-starter with excellent communication and project management skills, and enjoys working within a collaborative team dynamic? You might be a perfect fit to join our team. We are always looking for the right candidate.
Top-level candidates should be familiar with design project management, environmental review processes, and local, state, and federal land use laws and permitting processes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. A working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or GIS, Adobe Suite, MS Suite, and extensive experience in group facilitation and community and stakeholder engagement are important skills for this position. Candidates will be expected to work closely with other design professionals including Engineers, Scientists, Architects, Ecologists, and a wide variety of specialists.
Successful members of our team embrace both our mission and our core values of Balance, Quality, Community, Relationships, and Prosperity.
Will you be graduating in May with a bachelor or master of Landscape Architecture? Equinox is looking for an entry level Landscape Architect who has interest or skills with large scale master planning, outdoor recreation planning and design (parks, greenways, trails), sustainable landscape design, stormwater design, and site design for a variety ecologically focused projects. The ideal candidate will demonstrate capabilities in software, spatial analysis, and technical skills for AutoCAD (experience with Civil 3D is ideal).
Additional consideration will be given to a candidate that is versatile, able to assist in detailed design including construction documents and big picture thinking for master planning projects, and has other software capabilities such as InDesign, ArcGIS, LandFX, and Sketch Up.
A professional Landscape Architecture degree from an accredited college or university is required.