Career Opportunity: Senior Landscape Architect

Square One Landscape Architects are looking for an experienced project landscape architect

to join our Studio overlooking Sussex Park in Woodstock, Cape Town.

The Studio:

Square One is an award winning practice renowned for its high quality work and stand-out projects. You will be joining a growing and talented group of designers and creative thinkers who are committed to design excellence underpinned by technical rigor. Our commitment to better place-making is expressed through the designed interface between natural systems, infrastructure and amenity.

We work across some of the most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects both locally and internationally, including world class WSUD interventions on housing estates and urban plazas, heritage wine estates, river rehabilitation, ecological restoration, school and campus master-planning, roofscapes, regional and urban parks and plazas, visual impact assessments, street furniture and play-scape design and manufacturing

The Role:

Senior Landscape Architects are required to lead the teams on our new projects.  Candidates are expected to be client facing, successfully liaise with clients to address their needs and requirements, collaborate in a studio-like environment and, communicate effectively, delegate work and promote learning and professional growth to the rest of the team. You will be the day-to-day client contact and will lead the consultant coordination for our mid to large complex new build projects through all of the SACLAP stages and report back to the associate and director.  Applicants should be qualified landscape architects and have a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role. You should demonstrate leadership qualities and the ability to ensure that the project team meets the program and project scope.


  • Five years minimum experience in in mid to large scale urban and rural projects
  • The ability to innovate and problem solve design challenges in a proactive and collaborative manner
  • Demonstrated technical capabilities in landscape design across a wide range of project types and all aspects of the project lifecycle (concept to construction)
  • Advanced project management skills with demonstrated examples of project management across a range of project types
  • Experience working with a range of clients and stakeholders and development of positive client relationships
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, tasks and stakeholders effectively
  • Excellent written, verbal and graphic communication skills
  • Proficiency in design programmes including AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, InDesign and SketchUp, is preferable
  • Good communication skills are required, including well-developed written, visual and verbal capabilities
  • Collaborative – the ability to work effectively with others to help achieve the best solution for the project team, the wider design team and the client is essential
  • Strong leadership qualities, the ability to take initiative and problem solve; while showing assertiveness and enthusiasm
  • A positive outlook and self-motivation

Please send us your CV and recent examples of work along with a cover letter which includes a paragraph (maximum of 200 words) stating why you would suit our company and this position