Entry Level Landscape Architect 

Position Description
Planning Design Studio (PDS) is seeking a highly motivated and talented full-time Entry Level Landscape Architect/Urban Designer to enhance our growing team in St. Louis, Missouri.  At PDS you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of exciting project types from master planning to construction document production. Our specialty is greenway development; parks and recreation and sustainable streetscape projects in Missouri, Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area. As a member of the PDS team, you will help make the communities we serve a better place to live, work and play.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist with the preparation of site plans, specifications and cost estimates for land development.

  • Coordinate the arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures.

  • Compile and analyze data on conditions such as location, drainage and structures for environmental reports and planting plans.

  • Prepare graphic representations of proposed plans using hand drawing techniques and computer aided design software.

  • Select appropriate materials for use in landscape design.

  • Inspect progress at project job sites to ensure compliance with specifications, quality standards and workmanship.

  • Collaborate with PDS staff, clients and allied professions related to the project scope.


Skills, Knowledge Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidates should have strong analytical, planning, design, technical and problem solving skills.

  • Experience with and proficiency in AutoCAD, GIS, MS Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), and SketchUp is preferred.

  • Outstanding communication skills; written, verbal (English) and graphic, are necessary.

  • Self starter that enjoys a fast-paced work environment and the satisfaction that comes from contributing to achieving successful project completion.


Required Experience

  • Recent graduate or up to three years of experience with a degree from an accredited landscape architecture program.


Office Location

  • Historic Laclede’s Landing. Just steps away from the recently renovated Arch Grounds, and a MetroLink station.


Position Type

  • Full-Time/Regular

  • Competitive compensation, health benefits, 401K, relaxed office environment and flexible work hours.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and portfolio to:
Andy Franke

T 314.241.3600 ext. 16



727 North First Street  Suite 360

Saint Louis, Missouri 63102

Tel: 314-241-3600

Email: PDS-Info@planningdesignstudio.com

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