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Mid-Level Landscape Architect 4

Full-time | West Des Moines, IA

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Our mission is to foster meaningful connections between people and their environments by stewarding ecological systems with creativity, passion, and a commitment to learning. We believe in the power of landscape architecture to enrich communities. Our team is dedicated to creating landscapes that not only serve practical functions but also resonate deeply with the human experience, leaving a lasting impact on the communities we serve. Together, we envision a future where the intersection of people, design, and resiliency transforms landscapes into vibrant and diverse places.  

Are you interested in joining our mission?  

Shive-Hattery’s West Des Moines (preferred) Iowa City or Cedar Rapids office has an immediate opening for Landscape Architect with 7 to 15 years of experience.

Experience required:

  • An advanced understanding of the field of landscape architecture and the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries and have strong communication skills to present ideas to internal team members as well as the public and clients.
  • Plans, directs and supervises the landscape architectural aspects  in the development of project deliverables.
  • Assist in project management and quality control reviews of plans, designs and budgets.
  • Licensed professional landscape architect
  • AutoCAD 3D LandFX operation is a requirement
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling software SketchUp and Enscape or Lumion.
  • Candidate shall have an understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge and experience in site analysis, grading, planting design, construction detailing, cost estimates and producing plan sets.


*Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and portfolio for consideration. If unable to submit your portfolio due to size constrains, please include a link to your portfolio in your cover letter.

Why Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery. 

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package. 

Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.