Senior Landscape Architect (Japanese Native Speaker/ JLPT N1 qualified)

Snøhetta is a transdisciplinary, dialogue-driven practice including architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, art, product design, graphic and digital design, often integrating a combination of interests across our projects.

Representing the societies and cultures we operate in, we are proud to have more than 350 employees from 40 nations across nine regional studios spanning from Oslo to New York and San Francisco to Innsbruck, Paris, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen.

For more than 30 years, Snøhetta has designed some of the world’s most notable public and cultural projects. Since its inception, the practice has maintained its original transdisciplinary approach, and integrates architecture, landscape, interior, product and graphic design across its projects. We represent a multitude of different cultural and national origins, with currently around 250 employees spread over offices in Oslo, New York, Innsbruck, Paris, Adelaide, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and San Francisco.

We are now looking for a fulltime Senior Landscape Architect (Japanese Native Speaker / JLPT N1 qualified) with a technical focus to join Snohetta Asia. The position will be based in Hong Kong.

As a Senior Landscape Architect in Snøhetta, you will be welcomed into an open, flat-structured, and transdisciplinary team. You will be involved in international projects and given interesting challenges and learning opportunities. Snøhetta is a company that values its individuals, but always in a collective setting. We are proud of having a working environment with high employee satisfaction. The role will report to one of the Team Leads for Architecture and the office management team.

Formal requirements and competence

  • Master’s degree in architecture
  • Around +9-10 years of professional, post-grad architecture experience
  • Strong design sensibility, talent and rigor
  • Efficient and productive
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Native in spoken and written Japanese / JLPT N1 qualified and proficiency in spoken and written English is required

Required competence:

  • Is a key project team member within the office focussing on design and technical resolution of our projects.
  • Strong understanding of later stage design process, design package production, detailing and specification.
  • Maintaining a detailed knowledge of up-to-date regulations and legislation applicable to landscape architectural design and the practice’s professional output
  • Maintaining a detailed knowledge of best practice in construction and selection of hardscape and softscape materials as they relate to landscape architectural design
  • Provide support to teams requiring assistance with technical design matters
  • Understanding of sustainable construction processes
  • Highly skilled Rhino, AutoCAD user, strong BIM and Revit skills required
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent digital presentation skills
  • Knowledge in environmental design tools such as Grasshopper, One-Click LCA, Ladybug and Honeybee preferable.


Desired personal qualifications

  • Strong communication, collaboration, coordination, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Independent, and self-sufficient, with a proactive attitude
  • A high degree of self-motivation, flexibility, and resourcefulness
  • The role will likely require travel

Snøhetta offers

  • An exciting cross-disciplinary and international work environment with wide variation of tasks and scale of projects
  • Friendly and outstanding colleagues
  • An opportunity to work with transdisciplinary projects across architecture, landscape architecture and interior architecture.
  • High focus on personal competence development
  • Passion for great people and great architecture

Desired start date - as soon as possible.

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Due to the number of applications we receive, we're sorry we are not able to respond to candidates individually.  We will be in touch if there is an interest in your application. We are looking forward to hearing from you!