8180 Greensboro Dr.
Suite 200
Tysons, VA 22102

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Entry-Level Landscape Designer – Planning Department

VIKA Virginia, LLC is seeking an entry-level (1-3 years) landscape designer to join our growing team in the Tysons office! We are engaged in the pursuit of crafting thoughtful and inspired spaces for our clients—spaces that speak not only to equity and inclusion but also to a high aesthetic standard and environmental responsibility. You will be exposed to projects at all scales and scopes, will have the opportunity to interface daily with professionals from the many disciplines within our office, and will be challenged both technically and creatively.

We are looking for someone who appreciates Design, enjoys pushing boundaries, and is curious about the possibilities embedded in the unbuilt environment and about the opportunities landscape architects must participate in reshaping our communities. This position requires the ability to think on your feet, a willingness to engage, and, above all, a positive and optimistic outlook! We need someone who has very strong rendering and 3-D visualization skills, in addition to proficiency with the primary digital tools of the trade.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture
  • 1 to 3 years of experience

Technical Requirements

  • Education and exposure to urban design and mixed-use environments
  • Basic knowledge of regulatory codes and entitlement processes
  • Software proficiency: AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, MS Office, and SketchUp is required. Civil 3D is preferred.
  • Basic understanding of plant material, grading and drainage, and construction materials.
  • Arborist experience. Certification is a plus.

VIKA provides a highly collaborative environment and thorough integration of land development services, including landscape architecture, planning, civil engineering, surveying, geomatics, and arboriculture. We offer excellent benefits, a competitive salary, a comprehensive learning environment, and wide-open opportunities for advancement—come grow with us!

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and work sample (or a link) to with the title of the desired position as the subject line.

VIKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, age, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.