Landscape Architect : Leeds Studio

Main Purpose:

DLA Architecture is one of the leading architectural practices in the UK, employing over 90 staff in 3 offices with a growing portfolio across a diverse range of sectors. Our creative designs are delivered to the highest standards of quality, technical compliance, and client satisfaction. One of our great strengths is our ability to deliver small complex projects to multi-million-pound schemes. We have the skills diversity and practical expertise to take a project from concept planning to completion on site.

We are looking for a qualified landscape architect to play a key role in the continuing development of the practice.

Reporting Lines:

Primarily reporting directly to the Team Director and other members of the Landscape team as required.

Our small landscape team, based in Leeds, provides nationwide landscape design services, working across a diverse range of sectors, both in collaboration with our architectural teams and on standalone landscape projects.

Expected Tasks and Responsibilities::

You will contribute to the running and development of the landscape business and be ambitious, with strong design skills and a track record in working on large scale multi-disciplinary projects. You will have the ability to work both independently and part of a creative team whilst being able to provide the lead landscape role where required. You must also be enthusiastic, self-motivated and keen to make a difference, with a passion for the delivery of high-quality landscape projects.

The Role



BA (Hons)
Degree/Diploma in Urban Design/Landscape Architecture

Chartered Member of LI


AutoCAD / Adobe Creative Suite / Microsoft Office Suite


Minimum 5 year post qualification experience
Masterplanning/Public Realm Experience



Grad Dip


Keyscape / Revit / Sketchup NBS Chorus or similar


Experience of the Education sector / Horticultural knowledge


£35,000 – £40,000pa dependent on experience

Personal Competencies


Actively supports and assists colleagues to reach individual and team objectives.

Embraces the philosophy of a fully integrated design approach


Seeks the views of others and takes comments and feedback on board.

Listens carefully and asks questions to clarify understanding where required.

Presents work and ideas in a confident and persuasive manner by being fluent in verbal, written and visual communication.

Quality and Client Focus:

Identifies and resolves potential issues at an early stage before they become significant.

Strives for quality in all aspects of the role and ensures everything produced is of a high and consistent standard.

Personal Effectiveness and Learning:

Adds value to the company having a positive, passionate, and enthusiastic attitude and approaches all tasks with an open mind.

Prioritises and organises work effectively to deliver on time, within budget and to the required standard.

Projects a professional, positive image of the practice by being passionate, approachable and self-motivated.

Innovation, Creativity and Problem Solving:

Develops and maintains an extensive knowledge of industry best practice and applies this knowledge creatively and effectively.

Seeks expertise from colleagues to find solutions to unfamiliar problems and test ideas.