Design Leader (Associate Landscape Architect) | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | ASPECT Studios

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.

We are designers, landscape architects and urbanists connected by our purpose – to create projects which challenge and delight, whilst enhancing the lives of people and natural systems in an enduring way.

The Role

We are seeking a passionate and engaging Associate or Senior Associate level Landscape Architect to take responsibility for developing creative design solutions for our projects in the Ho Chi Minh City studio.

The design leader will play a key role at ASPECT, employing a confident leadership style and the dextrous management of projects to deliver powerful and innovative design outcomes. They will shape a lasting culture within the Ho Chi Minh City studio.

We are looking for a motivated, creative and collaborative designer – someone who is an excellent communicator, both through design and people leadership, and who can provide support and mentorship to more junior designers.

This is an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to projects that matter to the community, to the environment and to the planet.

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.

Your strategic approach allows you to navigate the challenges posed by complex, city-shaping projects. Strong communication skills have enabled you to be a successful 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 strategies. You are confident in preparing high-quality documentation and confidently presenting to external client groups.

Ideally, you will be well-connected in the local market.

How to apply

Please submit your Cover Letter, CV and any work examples directly to ASPECT Studios at [email protected].

If you have questions please reach out to Quan Nguyen, Studio Director – [email protected]

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

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