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Senior Landscape Architect

  • Full Time
  • Colorado
  • $75,000 – $90,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $75,000 – $90,000

Website Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds

Position Title: Senior Landscape Architect

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000 – $90,000/yr

Schedule: Monday to Friday, weekends as needed

BNP is a leader in the development of natural playgrounds. We’re committed and passionate about sharing our expertise and insight into design, construction, and manufacturing.

At Bienenstock, we celebrate divergent thinking and risk-taking. We learn from each other and we push ourselves to be better. We aren’t content to work on the cutting edge; we want to define the global future of our field. While our backgrounds are unique, we are grounded in our shared belief in the awesome power of nature to enrich child development and grow the next generation of environmental stewards. Our team includes award winning designers, architects, planners, educators, and manufacturing experts who are united in their commitment to creating outdoor spaces that support child development through immersive experiences with nature.

Position Overview:

As a Senior Landscape Architect at Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, you will be a key player in managing high-end clients, overseeing projects independently, and collaborating with internal and external team members. The role demands a balance between our decades-old design philosophy and addressing contemporary challenges such as climate change and heat island effects.

What we are looking for:

  • Are you passionate about improving the experience of children in their playgrounds and value the importance of connecting children to nature?
  • Do you enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment?
  • Are you a problem solver that is always looking for unique and creative solutions?
  • Are you a good communicator that is always looking one step ahead?
  • If you are quick paced, structured and the rest of the questions above sound like you, then we want to talk to you!

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Work with clients to establish design criteria and budget expectations for various projects throughout North America.
  • Host webinars and workshops regarding the advocacy for connecting to nature.
  • Oversee and prepare drawings from design concept through to construction documentation using AutoCAD.
  • Provide quantity takeoffs for project budgeting/estimating purposes.
  • Keep the client informed and updated on project progress.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture
  • 5 – 10 years of related experience
  • Ability to visualize and describe plans in 3D
  • Adaptable and flexible to meet important deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Relentless attention to detail.
  • Critical, strategic thinker with comprehensive analytical skills.
  • Well-versed in metric and imperial units.
  • Strong understanding of plant knowledge.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in various stages of development.
  • Full membership (including seal) in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
  • Valid driver’s license to conduct site reviews and attend in person meetings when necessary.

Software Experience:

  • AutoCAD (minimum 5 years)
  • Adobe Suite (preference given)
  • MS Office Suite (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

About the Company

Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds was established in 2005 in Dundas, Ontario. Since its inception, our company has experienced rapid growth, touting a current roster of over 50 employees across North America. Our focus has been to establish ourselves as the leader in authentic nature play, connecting children to nature through play. Our expertise ranges from optimal child development and sustainable sourcing practices to creating play spaces that comply with the CSA and ASTM playground standard and that exceed the AODA for accessibility. We believe in fostering creativity, imagination, and outdoor play.

We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

  • Inclusive of minority and disadvantaged groups
  • LGBTQ+ friendly workplace
  • Age-inclusive
  • Diversity and inclusion training or programs

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience to In your cover letter, highlight your experience managing high-end clients, collaborating with diverse teams, and your approach to sustainable landscape design.


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