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Senior Landscape Architect/Designer

Destination by Design Studios, PLLC  

Boone, NC Full-Time

Destination by Design is an award-winning multidisciplinary economic development firm composed of experienced local government planners, landscape architects, engineers, urban designers, and communication experts that work together to plan, develop, brand, and promote destination-quality assets.

We offer several benefits including a retirement plan with 3% salary matching and strive to live up to our motto, “On a good day we plan it. On a great day, we live it!” We are located on Boone’s Greenway Trail and offer quarterly “Live it days” (supplemental vacation days focused on outdoor recreation/urban design exploration). 

Job Description: We are seeking creative, enthusiastic candidates for project management-level landscape architect/designer positions. Responsibilities include leading the design team with master planning, conceptual site design, graphic representation, construction documentation, and construction administration. The candidate should be passionate about design, with strong graphic and written communication skills.

Education, Skills, and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture;
  • 5 years of experience minimum
  • In process of securing or currently maintain professional licensure
  • Excellent graphic and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Civil 3D, Sketchup, and Land-FX a plus.
  • Ability and knowledge to handle city codes and submittals for site plan processing
  • Experience in leading others in the design and construction documentation/construction observation process
  • Capability and desire to mentor junior design staff 

Instructions Regarding How to Apply:

For more information on our firm, please visit www.dbdplanning.com. Interested applicants for this position should email their resume, cover letter, and portfolio to Alex Gotherman, alex@dbdplanning.com.

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Enhancing quality of life takes skill, vision, and passion. If you have any of these, let’s talk. 

Building places with purpose takes all stripes, from designers (landscape or graphic) to planners (tourism or urban), to technical experts (GIS or web developers) and communication specialists (video or social media).

We are a true multi-disciplinary firm on a very practical mission to make the world a much better place.  If that sounds fun, why don’t you join us?



“My experience with DbD was phenomenal. My field of study was sustainable development, and DbD helped me work on local projects related to planning and to the revitalization of Appalachia. I learned how to conduct research, facilitate outreach, and connect with various communities to gain insights for projects. Overall this was a tremendous jumping off point for my career which gave me many of the skills I use today. I will always treasure my time at DbD”.



“My internship with DbD gave me exposure to creative planning and place development. Coming from a public administration background, I enjoyed seeing the impacts DbD had on local governments in bettering their communities and places”



“Throughout my summer internship I got to work directly with the Media Production team. I went on video and photo shoots, and helped out with some editing projects in the office. In addition, I was able to learn more about the basics of camera-control and video editing. Over all my internship with Destination By Design was an incredible learning experience!”

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