Landscape Designer – 1-2 Years’ Experience – Full Time

Offshoots, Inc. seeks a landscape designer/architect, with a minimum of one – two years of previous experience, to join our Boston office team.

We are looking for a self-starting and flexible individual to help grow our office.  Responsibilities will include all aspects of an entry-level landscape design position including:

  • Illustrating productive landscape systems, including diagraming phytoremediation and ecological planting strategies, 2D and 3D renderings
  • Construction detailing and drafting of projects ranging from residences to multifamily housing, public parks and streetscapes
  • Graphic layout of reports and image books in Adobe InDesign
  • Opportunities for design collaboration and research

Candidates must have excellent graphic design skills, including ability to create photorealistic perspectives, 3D visualizations, diagrams and rendered plans.  Familiarity with Adobe Suite and AutoCAD is essential.   Ideal candidates will be self- starters, with strong design sensibility, and creative energy.   Prior professional work experience is required including some experience with construction document preparation.  Interest in phytoremediation and productive ecological landscape systems is essential.

We are seeking a full-time candidate to join us within the next few months and will continue our search until the right individual is found.  Part-time opportunities may also be available.

Please email cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a pdf of work samples or a portfolio to office@offshootsinc.com

Office & Marketing Administrator- Part Time

Offshoots, Inc. is seeking a versatile office and marketing administrator for this multi-faceted position. Daily tasks may include administrative duties (scheduling, archiving, travel arrangements, etc.), office reception (responding to new client inquiries, answering phones, supply ordering, etc.), marketing (including proposal creation for both the design and installation projects, graphic design, website and social media postings), financial (we have a bookkeeper and accountant, but need some additional assistance with invoicing and collections) and personal assistant responsibilities (to assist the owner with scheduling, organization and personal tasks). Successful candidates must be able to manage multiple assignments with competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and be a team player, able to operate while proactively reaching out within the firm to find solutions, anticipate needs of principal, and have excellent attention to detail; maintain a level of confidentiality and professional manner; support office of six to ten staff by assisting with various tasks.

This position requires knowledge/experience with Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop), and Microsoft Office. Experience with WordPress, Quickbooks, and graphic design skills are highly desirable.

We anticipate that this will be a part-time position, varying from 20-30 hours each week.  We are open to discussing exact hours and schedule with the right candidate.  For consideration, please forward a letter of interest including resume, contact information for 3 references, and portfolio (if applicable to demonstrate graphic design skills) to office@offshootsinc.com

 

Summer Landscape Architecture Intern

Offshoots, Inc. seeks a landscape architectural design intern to join our Boston office team for the Summer of 2018.

We are looking for assistance illustrating productive landscape systems, including diagraming phytoremediation strategies for several project sites. Candidates must have excellent graphic design skills, including ability to create photorealistic perspectives, 3D visualizations, and rendered plans.  Familiarity with Adobe Suite and AutoCAD is essential. Ideal candidates will be self-starters, with strong design sensibility, and creative energy. Some prior professional work experience is highly preferred. Interest in phytoremediation and productive ecological landscape systems is essential.

Part-time summer opportunities may also be available. The summer internship could turn into a permanent position with the right candidate after graduation.

Please email cover letters, resumes, and a pdf of work samples or a portfolio, and three references with contact information to office@offshootsinc.com

 

About our Practice

Focused on creating productive landscapes that provide ecological, social and economic benefits, Offshoots, Inc. is a small landscape architecture and planning studio in Boston. We specialize in the design of phytoremediation systems to uptake and remove pollutants from the environment. Projects include large-scale regional planning initiatives, public park and streetscape design, multi-family housing and residential gardens.

The intensity of rapid decentralized urbanization, as well as a lack of understanding of landscape ecology, have allowed natural systems in the US to be ignored as resources for water, sustainable energy generation, pollution remediation, and economic development. The work at Offshoots, Inc. focuses on alleviating landscapes of traditionally intense maintenance regimes, draining public funds while dumping tons of nitrogen fertilizer and water onto lawns and plantings. An alternate landscape model is used where productive open spaces can achieve advanced ecological and social benefit, and potentially economic revenues as well.