VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture

Senior Landscape Architect/Designer

VITA Planning and Landscape Architecture, Inc. is located in San Rafael, just north of San Francisco, consisting of a core group of passionate Planners, Landscape Architects and Architects. For 19 years VITA has established an international reputation for excellence in Landscape Architecture and Planning, for community place-making and hospitality design. VITA’s goal is to respectfully merge the built environment with the natural setting through thoughtful, innovative design. Inherent in our design process are knowledge and respect for local and regional cultures and history, the natural setting and the business objectives of our clients. We have completed hundreds of projects throughout the United States and Hawaii, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

We pride ourselves on an intensive collaborative design team approach while encouraging individual studio members to grow as professionals within the firm. If you wish to contribute to the development and expression of our designs in a variety of global landscape environments, advance your career, and have tremendous fun and rewards in the process contact VITA.

Well qualified individuals are invited to join our team for the following position:

Senior Landscape Architect/Designer (Hotels & Hospitality):

VITA is seeking self-motivated individuals looking for an opportunity to integrate into our VITA design team.

Candidates must be strong, creative, and a well-rounded Senior Landscape Architect Project Manager with experienced design and management skills focusing on the creation and execution of hotel and resort landscape architecture. The position involves the design for international luxury hotels, resorts, spas and hospitality project throughout the world such as Aman, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Rosewood and Six Senses. Responsibilities include developing design ideas and guiding others through all phases of the design process, ranging from Master Planning and Concept Design to Construction Documentation and site implementation.


If international hotel and resort design is appealing and you believe you possess the skills for joining the VITA team please submit your resume and work samples via mail or e-mail to the address below. Please limit emails to a 15MB maximum.  Absolutely no phone inquiries will be accepted.

  • Portfolio (PDF, 15MB max.)
  • Resume/CV (word or PDF)
  • Contact info for 2-3 references
  • Cover letter and/ or email

Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

VITA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on performance, business needs and competence. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design and management of hotel, resort, spas and hospitality projects from concept/master plan through contract administration
  • Responding to the direction of a Principal
  • Proven experience of project management, design and construction document production management, client meetings and group presentation
  • Mentoring and developing the skills of landscape architecture staff
  • Contributing to with marketing/business development efforts and recruitment
  • Leadership role in the management of the studio and its people
  • Graphic presentation design for large scale print material & digital conferencing
  • General office duties
  • Ability to travel is a plus (subject to Covid conditions)

Candidates should possess the following skills:

  • Strong sense of project management, including client and consultant coordination
  • 12+ years of professional experience focused on design management and technical experience with complex hotel and resort projects and hospitality with multi-discipline teams
  • Demonstrated technical skills in the preparation of working drawings in plan, section, elevation, and construction details
  • Working knowledge of plants and planting design – Mediterranean through Tropical, and a desire to expand your flora knowledge base
  • Irrigation design and documentation
  • Hand rendering ability will be highly valued
  • A team player who collaborates as part of a diverse studio team from design through execution
  • Excellent written, verbal, and graphic communication skills
  • Possesses strong problem solving, critical thinking, and analysis skills
  • Displays leadership qualities, drive, and self-initiative
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of Rhino, SketchUp, and other 3D computer applications
  • Professional degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture or Planning
  • Licensed Landscape Architect or Architect preferred

About VITA

For 17 years VITA has established an international reputation for excellence in Landscape Architecture and Planning in community place-making and hospitality design. At each step of the planning and visioning process we rely on our collective background to arrive at innovative, functional, artistic and sustainable solutions.

Our goal? Respond to cultural and environmental needs and deliver authentic experiences.

We believe design is a journey of discovery; an elegant dance in which we strive to manifest a bold vision while choreographing environmental, construction, budget and social realities.

Across five continents, we’ve stewarded the vision for over thirty communities, dozens of resorts and hundreds of residences. We are proud that they are as culturally relevant today as they were when they were inspired ideas and trace-paper scribbles.

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