Job Posting: Landscape Architect for RK&K

The world is rapidly changing, and the design industry is uniquely poised to improve the health of communities through strategic planning and thoughtful design. RK&K’s Healthy Communities Team is focusing on being a positive, supportive force in this new environment. We are hiring a new teammate who is enthusiastic about active transportation, revitalizing communities, and engaging with the public. 

As a Landscape Architect at RK&K, you will work mostly from our beautiful Baltimore, MD office and will coordinate with other offices throughout the firm. To be successful in this role you will need to be willing and able to switch hit as an architect and designer on a variety of projects from roadway planting plans, site development design, park site development, complete street concepts and design, urban design, corridor studies, trail master plans, bicycle and pedestrian plans and graphics support 

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the planning, scheduling, conducting and coordinating of technical aspects of active transportation projects 

  • Develop landscape concepts  

  • Prepare Site Studies and Reports ,Master Plans, Streetscape concepts, Planting Plans  

  • Document layout and production, photo simulations, rederings, concept design, producing construction docs, drawing details.  

  • Write and Prepare Project Specifications  

  • Prepare Construction Cost Estimates  

  • Craft Compelling Graphics (Page Layout, Sections, Photo simulations, Plan Renderings)  

  • Coordinate with GIS Team to Craft Compelling Maps and Diagrams  

  • Communicate Clearly and Effectively at Public Input Events  

  • Support Project Managers with Meetings Material Development, Meeting Summaries, and Final Deliverables  

Required Experience

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience as a Landscape Architect supporting transportation projects

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and GIS 

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite 

  • Experience and knowledge of Maryland (and surrounding state) guidelines for approved plant species, stormwater design and ROW 

  • Excellent Writing and oral communication skills  

  • Must have a portfolio and/or work samples  

  • Ability to work hand in hand with a multi-disciplinary team and engage with the public 

Required Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture or related  

  • Active in local agencies and organizations 

  • Familiarity with bicycle, pedestrian, and trail design guidelines and best practices  

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Masters degree in Landscape Architecture 

  • Certification, AICP or related 

  • Familiarity with way finding 

  • Proficiency in SketchUp, Revit or other 3D modeling software  

  • Proficiency with Lumion or other rendering software  

  • Experience with ArcGIS  

Other Duties 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  

Drug-Free Workplace  

RK&K maintains a drug-free workplace. Employees of RK&K are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana” 

EEO Statement   

RK&K ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information, require special assistance for persons with disabilities, or limited English proficiency, you may contact Human Resources at (410)728-2900.


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