Graduate Landscape Architect

Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, or Queenstown.

DGSE is a nationwide practice with roots dating back 50 years. Founded by a large team with diverse backgrounds and skills, we specialize in a refined scope of design services, including Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Master planning. Our expertise spans urban regeneration, master planning, public spaces, commercial developments, education, and housing. We foster diversity of thought, resulting in creative, intelligent, and well-considered design solutions. DGSE creates architecture and landscapes that respond to our evolving world, acknowledging people, culture, and context, contributing to our pursuit of shaping a design language that celebrates Aotearoa.

While our presence in Aotearoa has expanded over the years, our culture remains unchanged. We maintain the tight-knit, inclusive community from which we originated, considering it the foundation of our success. Today, our studios are located in Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Queenstown. Working collaboratively as one studio, our people maintain strong connections across Aotearoa, achieving the highest levels of design excellence through the synergy of our talented architects, designers, and specialists.

We are seeking a passionate all-rounder—either a recent graduate or Intermediate Landscape Architect—to join our growing studios in Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, or Queenstown.

Ideal Attributes:

  1. Experience in the industry is advantageous, but we also welcome fresh graduates.
  2. Ability to work independently.
  3. Creative, innovative, and collaborative with excellent design skills.
  4. High level of graphic skills
  5. Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with team members, clients, consultants, contractors, and regulatory authorities.
  6. Positive, ‘can do’ attitude.
  7. Strong attention to detail.
  8. Quick learner who is adaptable to new challenges.
  9. Demonstrating technical capabilities and understanding

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Landscape Architecture (or similar qualifications).
  2. Experience with Revit is advantageous, but candidates who are not currently proficient must be willing to learn the software on the job.
  3. Proficiency in Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  4. Familiarity with Lumion is advantageous but not required.

Designgroup Stapleton Elliott is a founding partner of the Diversity Agenda, celebrating diversity and fostering inclusivity. We value our people as our strength and promote growth through unity. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and provide an inclusive environment where team members can achieve their full potential and aspirations.

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio showcasing relevant work and experience to . Rest assured that all communications will be handled confidentially.

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Graduate Landscape Architect