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SMMA Landscape Architect in Cambridge, Massachusetts

SMMA has an exciting opportunity for a mid-level Landscape Architect to join our firm in our Cambridge office. SMMA is an award-winning integrated design practice that unites landscape architects with architects, interior designers, civil, structural and building systems engineers, design technologists, and researchers.  Our design professionals are guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence, sustainability, and social responsibility. 

The Position: 

The Site Design team is seeking a talented and creative Landscape Architect with 5 to 8 years of relevant experience to join our growing Site Design team. Given SMMA’s integrated composition, the role affords a great opportunity to coordinate and work closely with staff across numerous areas of design expertise and provides exposure to a variety of project and client types throughout all phases of projects.  The successful candidate will work on various projects throughout our seven core studios: K-12 Education, Higher Education, Government, Life Sciences, Workplace, Technology, and Developer.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Capacity to think conceptually and develop designs independently 

  • Produce compelling graphics, models, and design representations 

  • Assisting in developing site designs and details for a variety of land development and building projects that reinforce the overall design intent while balancing cost, constructability constraints, and client expectations 

  • Taking an active role in all project phases, from schematic design through construction administration 

  • Working independently, as well as part of project teams, and partnering with interdisciplinary knowledge experts to pursue innovative design opportunities and apply best practices 


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited institution. 

  • 5-8 years of relevant experience 

  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of digital tools to serve the design process, including Rhino (prerequisite), the Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Bluebeam, AutoCAD, and the Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Interest and experience in green infrastructure and innovative rainwater management strategies 

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, and capacity to exhibit sound decision-making, time management and organization skills. 

  • Digital portfolio must be submitted with the application for consideration. 


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