Landscape Architect/Designer

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The Nature Conservancy

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Baltimore, MD, United States

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25 days ago


Baltimore, Maryland, USA



The Nature Conservancy's mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization , we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, "you join for our mission, you stay for our people."


The Maryland/DC Chapter’s Baltimore Program designs and implements urban conservation strategies to improve the health and resiliency of communities and cultural landscapes. The Landscape Architect/Designer will provide expertise in design research, landscape architecture, and multi-stakeholder project management and implementation. They will advance the Program’s body of work by leading planning, design, and implementation of cultural landscape and landscape infrastructure projects at the site and system scale that prioritize co-benefits for people and nature. They will build collaborative partnerships to develop and realize equitable and innovative landscape projects and practices that advance urban conservation. Projects will be primarily located in the Baltimore Metropolitan region. It is preferred that the Landscape Architect/Designer be located in or willing to relocate to Baltimore, MD.


If you’re looking for a career where you can blend purpose and professionalism, come join TNC’s Maryland/DC Chapter as a Landscape Architect/Designer. Not only will you contribute to the organization’s conservation mission in the Chesapeake Bay region, but you’ll also have the chance to grow through TNC’s global network of practitioners! We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated person to lead cross functional teams and support our chapter and work within our division. Within that capacity, the Landscape Architect/Designer will advance urban conservation through design research, landscape architecture, and multi-stakeholder project management and implementation. They will research, design, and implement cultural landscape and landscape infrastructure projects and practices across scales to deliver measurable co-benefits that improve environmental and human health in urban settings. They will work collaboratively with the Baltimore Program Team and external academic, government, non-profit, and private partners to identify, assess, envision, and execute projects from concept to construction, and from monitoring through adaptive management. The Landscape Architect/Designer will initiate research, document field conditions, develop models, drawings, and document sets, and prepare presentations and publications for internal and external communications to advance the Program’s urban conservation goals. The Landscape Architect/Designer will execute these functions compassionately considering their implications for all life and with sensitivity to systemic inequality and injustice. Come join TNC and apply today!


  • Master’s degree in landscape architecture or urban design and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.
  • Experience leading and implementing landscape projects across diverse scales and settings with multiple stakeholders and consultants
  • Excellent visual and verbal communications skills including a track record of communicating across diverse audiences.
  • Experience developing project drawings from concepts through construction.
  • Experience being proficient in GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and Rhino.


  • Master’s Degree in landscape architecture or urban design and 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience leading and implementing cultural landscape and landscape infrastructure projects across diverse scales and settings with multiple stakeholders and consultants.
  • Experience developing project models, drawings, and specifications from concepts through construction including post-occupancy evaluation, monitoring, and adaptive management.
  • Proficient in Grasshopper, Remote Sensing, and Photogrammetry.
  • Experience designing landscapes in consideration of systemic inequalities and environmental justice concerns.
  • Applied knowledge of aquatic ecosystem restoration, urban forestry, stormwater management, and corresponding local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Experience working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the USACE Engineering with Nature program.
  • Working knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay including sea level rise scenarios, climate models, and federal Chesapeake Bay Program plans and priorities.
  • Familiarity with Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County communities, planning policies, and design standards.
  • Team player that strategizes collaboratively and cooperatively yet works independently to meet deadlines and produce results.
  • Experience building and advancing collaborative teams, strategic partnerships, and business development strategies.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughtout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


To apply for job ID 51807, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact Candidate should submit a cover letter, CV, and design portfolio including example projects that reflect their skills and experience as a landscape architect or landscape designer. The portfolio should visually address the qualifications outlined in the job description and highlight the candidates professional design expertise.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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