Jr. Landscape Architect / Project Coordinator (2 positions available)

NAK Design Strategies | Calgary, Alberta

Job Type:                   Full Time

Posting Date:             January 20, 2017

Deadline Date:          February 28, 2017

Location:                    Calgary, AB

Company Name:       NAK Design Strategies

Why NAK? We are a leading interdisciplinary landscape architecture & urban design firm with offices in Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto. NAK is seeking an entry-level landscape architect(s) to join our growing team in the Calgary office. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with excellent technical skills, an interest in big ideas, and be a self-motivated individual who is willing to take on responsibility and respond to challenges daily.

Our Calgary Studio offers successful candidates endless opportunities to participate in all facets of landscape architect & urban design. We strive to create a dynamic working atmosphere that meets the demanding needs our clients while continuing to push for a positive work/life balance.

Responsibilities: As a member of the NAK Family, you will be responsible for a full range of project responsibilities including:

  • Preparation of design drawings from concept through to contract documents, tender and contract administration services
  • Preparation of conceptual renderings and diagrams
  • Preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs, site analysis and construction reviews
  • Development of creative and innovative technical solutions to complex design problems


  • An undergraduate (BLA) or graduate degree (MLA) in Landscape Architecture is preferred
  • 1 – 5 years of project and design experience in architecture, landscape architecture or planning
  • Generally, a beast in all things AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Office. Any 3D modelling platforms are a strong asset
  • Emerging level of design ability and technical knowledge are required, with an understanding of the landscape architect’s role in a consulting environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Associate (intern) member of the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects (AALA) or other provincial landscape architecture association preferred
  • Has a keen interest and/or experience working in Alberta’s landscape architectural, horticulture, parks planning, architectural and land development industry
  • Most importantly, has the passion and desire to be part of building a legacy in the expansion of a national firm, with a strong and growing local presence in Calgary, Edmonton and Western Canada

Thank you to all applicants for your interest.  Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please email your resume, and a short portfolio representing a range of relevant skills and experience to the attention of:

Mr. Jack Vanstone, Associate, Calgary
c/o e:  fernanda@nak-design.com
f:  416.340.7100