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Year One - Junior Designer - Landscape Architecture - San Francisco

💼 Graduate Job

San Francisco

🤑 $56K - $62K

AI generated summary

  • Recent degree in Landscape Architecture, collaborative team player, strong communication skills, proficient in design software like Revit and Rhino, and experienced in Google Workspace.
  • The Junior Designer will assist in developing project aspects, creating presentation materials, communicating internally, collaborating with team members, integrating interdisciplinary criteria, understanding landscape materials and construction techniques, managing workload to meet deadlines, and incorporating design and documentation tools effectively.

Graduate Job

Architecture & Urban PlanningSan Francisco


  • Our Year One program picks up where your formal education leaves off, with a suite of events and creative initiatives to help you get the most out of your first year at SOM. Alongside your day-to-day project responsibilities, we’ll encourage you to expand your learning and to propose bold ideas for the future of design.
  • SOM offers the best of both worlds: the hands-on experience of small, dynamic studios, and the resources and diversity of a global organization. Our interdisciplinary firm affords a wealth of opportunities for emerging designers; our collaborative approach means that your ideas and creativity will be valued and recognized from day one. In keeping with SOM’s reputation for innovation, our Year One program invites you to shape the future of the practice with us. Start here to dive into the profession, chart your path forward, and make your mark.
  • At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.


  • Recent completion of a professional degree in Landscape Architecture or a related field.
  • Strong collaborative ability.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, parametric and rendering software, and Adobe Suite.
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Architecture & Urban Planning


  • Contributes to the development of an aspect of a project under the direct supervision of project leadership. Exhibits initiative, process innovation, problem solving, and decision quality with a high attention to precision and accuracy at a task-specific level.
  • Produces presentation and contract deliverables such as diagrams, 3D models, drawings, renderings, physical models and animations.
  • Effectively communicates internally through timely and appropriate written, oral, and visual means.
  • Creates and innovates with a strong conceptual design ability. Integrates interdisciplinary criteria to effectively move forward the design of a project component.
  • Actively collaborates at a project team level by critically and constructively evaluating ideas.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of landscape and site related materials, systems, specifications, codes, details and construction techniques. Has an elementary knowledge of Architecture and Planning disciplines. Effectively uses appropriate tools to design and document at all project phases.
  • Manages time and workload to meet project task deadlines and commitments with frequent interaction and direction from Project Leadership.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco


56000 - 62000 USD