Landscape Architectural Designer
Job Details
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Professional Services

About Us:

Thompson + Hanson is home to designers and architects, curators, and gardeners. Creatives at heart grateful for the privilege of shaping and inspiring beautiful spaces across Houston and Austin for the last 40 years. We delight in the work that we do, and we attribute our continued growth to the vibrant, motivated, and caring individuals that make up our Thompson + Hanson family.

Our landscape design, install & maintenance teams specialize in the conception, construction, and continuous care for each project we undertake. Our clients trust us to create and maintain unique and beautiful landscapes that stay fresh with each season.

Being a part of the Thompson + Hanson team means more than just having a job. We believe in nurturing employees, providing room to grow, and offering opportunities for leadership.

Essential Tasks or Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Confer with clients and project managers to understand project concept and requirements.
  • Site survey, site analysis.
  • Sketch and rough draft conceptual landscape designs.
  • Prepare graphic representations of proposed plans using computer-aided design software.
  • CAD development for projects including Site Plans, Demolition Plans, Materials Plans, Dimensioning Plans, Grading and Drainage Plans, Planting Plans, Section Details, Elevations Details, and Isometric Details.
  • Organize and maintain CAD files on all projects.
  • Estimate and bid a project.
  • Works closely with Install/Design Department Head and Project Managers, assisting senior architects on all their job-related needs.
  • Occasionally communicate with clients to assist the project manager in presenting the overall concept and answering relevant questions.

Qualifications for the Job:

  • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, or Associate degree in Landscape Design, or similar degree, or 2-5 years in similar role
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with computer aided design software such as Sketch Up, Revit, Lumion
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of construction industry materials (such as hardscape, plant material selections, irrigation, lighting) is preferred


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible