Associate/ Senior Associate – Design Leader | Perth, Australia | ASPECT Studios


The Practice
ASPECT Studios is a purpose-orientated, design-led landscape architecture and urban design practice. Operating across Australia, Asia, the Middle East and the UK, our studios believe in the power of design to positively change people’s lives, the environment, and the planet. Our Perth Studio is located on the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan in the traditional lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. We are designers, landscape architects and urbanists connected by our purpose – to deliver projects which challenge and delight whilst enhancing the lives of people and natural systems in an enduring way.  

Our team believes in the importance or creating a studio environment where an openness to new ideas and collaboration sits in partnership with deep knowledge and expertise. Our Perth Studio are seeking like-minded individuals who can complement and expand our aspirations. To learn more about life in the studio visit our website Landscape Architects Perth | ASPECT Studios (aspect-studios.com).  

The Role
We are seeking a passionate and engaging Associate or Senior Associate level Landscape Architect, Architect or Urban Designer to take responsibility for developing creative design solutions on our projects.

You will play a key role at ASPECT, employing a confident leadership style and the dexterous management of projects to deliver powerful and innovative design outcomes. They will shape a lasting culture within the Perth studio and contribution across the practice internationally. Our Associates play a key role at ASPECT, not only confidently managing projects to deliver innovative and fresh design outcomes but leading teams and shaping a lasting culture in the studio.

People are at the core of what we do and how we do it – our workplace culture is supportive, creative, and active. We are looking for motivated, collaborative designers; individuals who are excellent communicators in their design and people leadership.

About You
You put the pursuit of purpose at the centre of your design ideas. You have a strong portfolio of high-quality conceptual design work. You will have delivered a range of projects from concept design and master planning to contract documentation and administration, along with a strong understanding of technical design documentation and translation of conceptual ideas into buildable documentation packages.

Adept at working across geographies and with diverse international clients and collaborators, your strategic approach allows you to navigate the challenges posed by complex, city-shaping projects. Strong communication skills have enabled you to be successfully advocate for design outcomes, and your capacity for listening and sensitivity allows you to interpret and develop a brief.

You have experience leading a design team, in both a face-to-face and remote working environment. You find joy in mentoring others and watching them develop.

Over the course of your career, you have led or assisted with the development of submissions and proposals and contributed to the preparation of project-related design strategy. You are confident preparing high quality documentation and confidently presenting to external client groups.

An enthusiasm for contributing to and evolving dynamic workflows is desirable with proficient knowledge of 3D design software such as Rhino, Grasshopper, Twinmotion and Adobe Creative Suite.

ASPECT Benefits
Our workplace culture is extremely supportive, creative, and driven, so you can rest assured that your workmates will have your back and will help you to succeed in the role. We embrace diversity, foster professional development, and will provide you with the tools and environment you need to thrive. Some of the benefits you’ll enjoy as an ASPECT staff member include:

  • Additional two weeks of annual leave through our Purchased Leave Initiative,
  • Access to generous company paid Parental Leave benefits after 6 months,
  • MAPS Days – four paid days a year to grow your skills and knowledge,
  • Professional membership support following probation – reimbursement of fees for industry memberships.
  • Head to our website to view a full list of employee benefits: Benefits Australia

How to Apply
Go to the ASPECT Studios website and click the apply button to submit your CV and Portfolio.

Applications or enquiries from recruitment agencies will not be considered at this time.

About Damian Holmes 3344 Articles
Damian Holmes is the Founder and Editor of World Landscape Architecture (WLA). He is a registered landscape architect (AILA) working in international design practice in Australia. Damian founded WLA in 2007 to provide a website for landscape architects written by landscape architects. Connect on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianholmes/