Registered Landscape Architect

5030 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60644
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $100,000 To $125,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Topiarius is a landscape design, build, and maintenance company. Since 2003, our mission has been to design, create, and maintain luxurious outdoor sanctuaries because we believe that people deserve to live beautifully outdoors. You can learn more about Topiarius at

Position Summary:

The RLA position leads Topiarius' Design Studio to produce outstanding landscape designs that are ahead of design trends as well as managing the design staff responsible for creating award-winning designs. This position is responsible for new construction designs, upgrades and enhancements for legacy clients, and management of style guides and presentation documentation. This position collaborates significantly with sales staff to gain insight into client demands and collaborates with the operations staff to maintain accurate designs and drawings, and as needed provide on-site visits for installation guidance (such as plant placement).

This position’s success is measured by meeting productivity timelines, quantity of innovative ideas that are built, and quantity of final output that correspond to the sales team’s sales goals. As the development of the studio occurs, additional measurements such as professional development, growth and retention of staff, quantity of quality award submissions, and quantity of national designs may be developed/implemented.

Hours and Compensation:

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm. This position is expected to be available during office hours and flexible for scheduling client meetings throughout the week including Saturdays (not Sundays).

Annual Salary: $100,000 – $125,000


  • 8 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off (up to 120 hours / 15 days in first year)
  • Paid Sick Time (up to 40 hours each year)
  • Medical and dental insurance plans (PPO/HSA and HMO options)
  • Vested with 3% of salary in Topiarius retirement plan. Available after 1 year of employment and 1,000 hours of work.
  • Complimentary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Company cell phone.
  • Continuing education opportunities.
  • Dog friendly office.

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Job Requirements
Required Background (partial list):

- A degree in Landscape Design or Architecture.
- 8+ Years’ Experience (including schoolwork/internship).
- Ability to renew or register as Landscape Architect in Illinois within 30 days of hiring. 
- Experience leading a team.

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