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Job Opening!

Landscape Architect with 5-15 yrs. Experience

About Us

Pashek + MTR is an award-winning planning and design firm that creates exceptional places that connect people with the natural world and each other. Our work spans the public and private sectors, including community planning and design for education, healthcare, parks and recreation, municipal, nonprofit, and private clients. We are a highly collaborative group of skilled landscape architects, designers, and planners located in a walkable and bikeable urban neighborhood.

We emphasize and value diversity and inclusion in all we do. Read our workforce diversity and inclusion statement at  https://pashekmtr.com/pashekmtr-diversity-inclusion-statement/.

The Position

We are seeking a passionate and energetic Landscape Architect with 5-15 years of experience interested in working on a wide variety of design projects including parks, schools, universities, hospitals, cemeteries, bike and pedestrian infrastructure, public gardens, trails, and more. The position will entail working collaboratively within our office as well as with clients, project stakeholders, and other consultants. The ideal candidate should share our values and want to learn and grow in responsibility within our tight-knit firm. 

The ideal candidate will be a proactive self-starter with the following abilities and experience:

  • BLA or MLA degree from an accredited College or University.
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania or another state.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time, people, and multiple tasks.
  • Attention to detail, ability to problem solve, and strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with grading, planting design, and technical aspects of landscape architecture.
  • Experience with construction administration/observation.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with project teams on projects of various sizes.
  • Knowledgeable about, and committed to, sustainable and equitable design.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2020 or newer, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Design Suite.
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS is a plus but not required.

Typical tasks include project design, project management, attending and managing client and public meetings, preparing cost estimates, report writing, preparing construction documents, obtaining permits and municipal approvals, contract administration, and construction observation. Projects range in scope from conceptual design through construction documentation and administration.

Interested?

We offer a flexible, casual work environment and competitive salary. Please submit your resume, references, portfolio, and technical writing samples to Sara Thompson at sthompson@pashekmtr.com.

Welcome Christine and Amelia!

We are excited to announce that Christine Dunn will be joining us as a landscape designer and planner. Amelia Gority will also be joining us as an intern for the summer.

Christine is passionate about designing places with a commitment to social and environmental sustainability. She believes that successful places are created through thoughtful collaboration and celebration of the community’s voice through design.

Christine has a Bachelor in studio arts from the University of Texas at Austin where she worked as a botanical designer for several years. It was during this time that she fell in love with designing vibrant outdoor spaces and made the decision to pursue a Master in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning in 2020. Her education has equipped her with a strong foundation in design theory, history, and technical skills that she brings to her projects. She has worked in multidisciplinary environments as a Landscape Designer on a variety of projects including parks, outdoor learning environments, street improvements, commercial campuses, and residential developments.

Amelia will be completing her bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture at Pennsylvania State University’s Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in December. She focuses on learning about ecological processes in relation to advocating for greener public space and how we can work towards creating sustainable green infrastructure. She has studied abroad in Bonn, Germany and Venice, Italy. Amelia has experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, AutoCAD, Civil3D, and hand drawing.

Landscape Designer Job Opening

About Us

Pashek + MTR is an award-winning planning and design firm committed to a holistic, sustainable practice. We create exceptional places that connect people with the natural world and each other. Our work spans the public and private sectors, including community planning and design for education, healthcare, parks and recreation, municipal, non-for-profit, and private clients. We are a highly collaborative group of skilled landscape architects, designers, and planners located in a walkable and bikeable urban neighborhood.

Learn more about us by visiting www.pashekmtr.com. We emphasize and value diversity and inclusion in all we do. Read our workforce diversity and inclusion statement at  https://pashekmtr.com/pashekmtr-diversity-inclusion-statement/.

The Position

We are seeking a passionate and energetic entry-level landscape designer interested in working on a wide variety of design projects. The position will entail working collaboratively within our office as well as with clients, project stakeholders, and other consultants. The ideal candidate should share our values and want to learn and grow in responsibility within our tight-knit firm. 

The ideal candidate will be a proactive self-starter with the following abilities and experience:

  • BLA or MLA degree from an accredited College or University.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create clear and concise graphics for communicating design ideas.
  • Ability to manage time and multiple tasks.
  • Attention to detail, ability to problem solve, and strong organizational skills.
  • Proficient in ArcGIS.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2020 or newer, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Design Suite.
  • Experience with grading, planting design, and technical aspects of landscape architecture.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with project teams on projects of various sizes.
  • Passionate about sustainability and equity.

Typical tasks include project design, attending client & public meetings, mapping and analysis drawings, preparing renderings, cost estimates, report writing, construction documents, permits and municipal approvals, contract administration, and construction observation. Projects range in scope from master planning through construction documentation and administration.

Interested?

We offer a flexible, causal work environment and competitive salary. Please submit your resume, references, portfolio and technical writing samples to Sara Thompson at sthompson@pashekmtr.com.

Proclamation Honors Jim Pashek for Work in Fox Chapel

On August 15th Jim Pashek was asked to provide Fox Chapel Borough council with an update on the Comprehensive Plan that we are preparing for the Borough.  Little did he know it was a ruse so Council could present him with a Proclamation honoring his many years of dedicated service to the Borough.  

Jim served on the Fox Chapel Park Commission for 14 years and volunteered for numerous activities from planting trees and picking up trash, to creating video grants to help fund new pedestrian-bicycle bridges, and writing grants for park improvements.  He also donated his time as a planner and landscape architect to Pashek + MTR projects serving the Borough, such as the Hardie Valley Master Plan, the Joint Comprehensive Plan with O’Hara Township, and the McCahill Park Improvements.

The Park Commission members know him as a steady, dependable community service volunteer and friend who takes pride in his work and this community, and who is always ready to lend moral support or a helping hand when needed.  Jim continues to make a significant positive contribution to bettering the environmental and community conditions of the Borough.

Congrats Jim for being honored for all your hard work to help make the Borough of Fox Chapel a better place to live! We at Pashek + MTR feel privileged to have the founder of our company be such an important role model, community volunteer, and leader.

Jim Pashek (left) receives Proclamation from Mayor Alex Scott

Congrats to Max for Passing LARE

Congratulations to Max Geise for passing all of his Landscape Architecture Registration Exam! Max joined Pashek + MTR in 2017 and has since worked on numerous park, trail, and national cemetery projects as well as contributed his knowledge of GIS.

“Off the Shelf and Into Action” Promo Video

Watch authors and planners Denny Puko and Jim Pashek discuss how the implementable planning approach came to be and how planners can make plans more engaging and achievable.

Visit https://www.offtheshelfandintoaction.com/ to watch the introduction video and to purchase your copy of Off the Shelf and Into Action!

The book is available in paperback and is priced at $30, plus shipping and handling. Proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the APA Pennsylvania Chapter for scholarships and training.  

Jim Pashek Co-writes Groundbreaking Community Planning Book

After successfully introducing and growing Implementable Comprehensive Planning in Pennsylvania, we are excited to announce that Denny Puko and Jim Pashek are releasing a guide to their groundbreaking approach!

“Off the Shelf and Into Action, How to Create an Implementable Comprehensive Plan” is a 127-page book that describes the five keys to creating an Implementable Plan  . Additionally, it includes case studies and successful examples of the approach in PA communities. According to Pashek, Off the Shelf and Into Action is “the culmination to date of our thoughts as we rolled up our sleeves and engaged in the sometimes messy work of helping communities address their concerns.”

The book will be available in paperback and is priced at $30, plus shipping and handling. Proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the APA Pennsylvania Chapter for scholarships and training. “We didn’t write the book to make money,” said Puko. “We wrote it to provoke new and different thinking about planning.”

Purchase the book at https://www.offtheshelfandintoaction.com/ .


Welcome Nick Sisco!

We are excited to announce that Nick Sisco will be joining Pashek + MTR as a community planner! Nick will join Adriana Bowman, Jenni Easton, Elaine Kramer, and Jim Pashek in advancing the firm’s work in community planning.

Inspired by Ian McHarg and as both an outdoor thrill-seeker (climbing and whitewater kayaking) and passionate urbanite, Nick envisions communities that can balance both the built and natural environments while meeting the needs of all residents (human or otherwise). He specializes in GIS analysis, cartography, and graphic design. He believes that complex concepts and data can be easily translated through minimalist design aesthetics. 

Nick has over five years in the planning profession in the public, private, and federal sectors. He has conducted planning efforts in communities across the US and in Germany. He has a breadth of experience in the fields of green infrastructure and resiliency planning.  

Nick holds a Master of Community Planning degree from the University of Cincinnati; a Bachelor of Science degree, Major: Geology and Environmental Science, Minor: Geography, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and a GIS Certificate recognized by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.  He holds certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is currently pursuing his Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification. 

When not at work, you can find Nick climbing at Seneca Rocks, WV, kayaking the Lower Youghiogheny River, or at a concert near you.