We are looking for a landscape architect or designer to support our site, planning and building design teams.

The Landscape Designer/Architect is a creative self-starter willing to assist in the design and production of landscape design projects.

The Landscape Designer/Architect will help our project teams produce high-quality, project-focused design ideas and solutions in response to client’s program and input from Project Managers. They will work cooperatively with internal and external clients in performing professional planning and design services, and maintain technical accuracy, constructability, code conformance, and appropriate level of detail for project scopes. They will assist with the preparation of outline and final construction document specifications and coordinate the work with other project specifications, participate in value engineering, and discussions/meetings with clients on projects dealing with design and planning issues in personal area of expertise. They may also need to assist with field investigations and participate in construction site observation visits as requested.

The ideal candidate is actively engaged in training and continuous skill-set development. They can grasp the big picture without becoming labored or entrenched in the minute details of a solution. KZF believes in the promise of design and delivering on its promises. As a diverse group of multidisciplinary professionals working together to create competitive solutions for our clients, the Landscape Designer/Architect is an integral participant and a producer in that effort.

The skill set of the Landscape Designer/Architect include the following:
  • Collaborate in a team environment with multiple disciplines (architecture, interior design, mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, urban planning and sustainability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to produce exceptional deliverables based on client needs and technical solutions.
  • Ability to anticipate and prioritize project needs.
  • Required proficiency in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and Adobe Suite.
  • Comfortable working on parallel assignments.
  • Proactive and assertive in problem solving.
  • Prepare documents conforming to KZF standards and quality control requirements.
  • Assist with the preparation of Landscape Architecture design studies, design narratives, calculations, and analysis.

This is a full-time position with an expectation of being in the downtown Cincinnati office multiple days a week, subject to change according to company policy. KZF offers flexibility in setting hours to balance work and personal life.

KZF Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No recruiter calls please.

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Do you meet these specifications?


  • 3-5 years of experience working as a landscape designer or architect
  • Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture
  • Strong analytical, planning and design skills
  • Experience developing landscape design plans and construction documents
  • High proficiency in CAD/Revit, 3D modeling and graphic/rendering software tools
  • Ability to become licensed as a landscape architect in the State of Ohio


  • Participation in professional organizations
  • LEED AP or other sustainability credential(s)
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What sets KZF Design apart from other design firms?

Leadership says:

  • KZF is financially strong and stable
  • KZF has consistently been profitable since 1992
  • The company serves six diverse markets in public and private sectors
  • KZF has many long-term public and private financially stable clients
  • Opportunities are present for upward mobility/promotion within the firm
  • KZF has designed many notable local projects and has won many design awards
  • KZF offers true “full service” with MEP, civil, structural, interiors, landscape architecture, and planning services
  • For 37 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant
  • Cincinnati’s 6th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May 2022)
  • Cincinnati’s 5th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier November 2022)
  • Top Workplace 2 years running (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • Top 500 Design Firms (Engineering News-Record)
  • We have been a multi-disciplined design firm for 67 years
  • Company consistently works on self-improvement to ensure long term success
  • A mentoring work environment is part of our culture
  • Continuing education is encouraged and supported
  • Good benefits including health care, life and disability insurance and 401(k) matching

The Team says:

  • A warm culture — people genuinely care and support one another
  • A sense of family with common goals and mutual respect throughout the workplace
  • Working together as a multi-discipline team makes us stronger
  • Flexibility in setting hours allows balance between work and personal life
  • A firm that celebrates its history and heritage
  • Continuity of staff with valuable experience makes employees feel stable
  • Interacting as one team in one office makes collaboration easier and more enjoyable
  • A company where you can grow — changing for the better and you can be a part of it
  • Architectural teams are backed by strong in-house interior design, civil, MEP and structural engineers
  • A focus on technology and technical tools that make design and collaboration better
  • High-profile projects and partnering with national/internationally recognized design firms
  • A great downtown location in a LEED® Gold and ENERGY STAR® certified office designed by us
  • Awesome, newly-renovated open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration