Chicago Landscape Architect/Designer 8+ Years Experience

Are you a seasoned landscape architect with a passion for excellence? Hollander Design is a thriving design firm renowned for finely crafted landscapes at every scale. With a portfolio that includes prestigious accolades from the ASLA, recognition in the Architectural Digest AD 100 list, and the esteemed ICAA Arthur Ross Award, among others, we are at the forefront of our industry.

Why Join Us?

  • Dynamic Growth Opportunities: At Hollander Design, you’ll be part of a dynamic and growing team, designing exciting projects across the United States and internationally. From private residences, urban rooftops and gardens, and institutional campuses to historic landscapes, luxury real estate and hospitality development, our diverse portfolio offers ample opportunities for professional growth and creativity.
  • Commitment to Excellence: We believe in delivering best-in-class landscape architecture that seamlessly integrates with the site, its architecture, and the unique needs of its inhabitants. Our family-first work environment fosters collaboration, creativity, and a healthy work-life balance.
  • Prestigious Recognition: Our firm’s exceptional work has been featured in renowned publications such as Architectural DigestDesign BoomCity Lab, Elle Décor, and The Wall Street Journal. Watch our recent presentation on the imperative of biodiversity in residential landscapes. Find out more about our projects, interests, and team on our InstagramLinkedIn and website and get a peek at our forthcoming book.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Compensation: As a valued member of our team, you’ll receive a competitive salary commensurate with your expertise and contributions.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes matching contributions to a 401k, performance-based bonuses, and generous health insurance coverage.
  • Paid Sabbatical Program: Take advantage of our paid sabbatical program to recharge and pursue professional interests while maintaining your financial security.

Grow With Us in Chicago

Embark on a fulfilling career path with Hollander Design in vibrant Chicago. Immerse yourself in a city known for its rich cultural tapestry, architectural marvels, and endless opportunities for inspiration.

We’re looking for a project manager who:

  • Is an effective leader in a small-team setting on a wide range of project types.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal, team leadership and organizational skills
  • Is excited by the hands-on nature of work that includes physically sketching in addition to computer rendering; getting out into the field for construction administration and placing plant material.
  • Is ready to be a part of an always-learning environment that regularly offers continuing education opportunities
  • Shares our commitment to thoughtful, innovative design solutions appropriate to three ecologies: the site’s ecology, its architectural ecology and its human ecology.
  • Is interested in a fast-paced and rigorous design process that results in outstanding built work with a high level of detailing.

Required Skills:

  • Experience leading complex projects from schematic design through construction documentation and implementation.
  • Project management experience in high-end, single family residential design; urban private rooftops; or small-scale commercial development.
  • Experience working directly with clients and successfully coordinating deliverables with contractor, consultants, and lead team members
  • Highly organized with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lead multiple tasks in a fast-paced studio environment
  • Demonstrated strong technical skills (Grading and Construction Details)
  • Experience with Lumion, Rhino or other 3-D rendering programs
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture or architecture

Preferred Skills:

  • A working knowledge of plant material
  • Professional licensure


Hollander Design is a well-established firm with a strong project base. We are an equal opportunity employer offering a creative and dynamic work environment across multiple offices. Benefits include:

  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Transit Plan Allowing Pre-Tax Expenses
  • Holiday and Vacation Pay
  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Performance Bonus Plan
  • Sabbatical Program

Salary Range:

This is for a full-time position based in Chicago. Salary is commensurate with experience between $100 – $130k . Some travel may be required. Position is for immediate hire.

To Apply:

  • Please email resume and project examples to the attention of
  • Send portfolio and resume as .pdf attachments (max. 10MB). Please do not send as a link to an outside site.