Landscape Designer

Boston, Poughkeepsie, Santa Fe

MASS is seeking a full-time Landscape Designer to join our team in Boston, MA

MASS Design Group is a mission-driven design collective that aspires to great impact through interdisciplinary design. We collaborate with communities to create landscapes that promote human dignity and planetary health. We work towards a regenerative design culture that advances economic, social, and environmental justice from the scale of a site to the scale of a system. We believe that all communities should have agency in the design process and are seeking a passionate and experienced colleague to join our team and help lead the way.

We are looking for a curious self-motivated learner, with a passion for the potential of landscape design.This person will work collaboratively with our interdisciplinary team to represent and refine design ideas, and to help develop construction documents which clearly and professionally translate design intentions into buildable language.  Initiative and adaptability are essential qualities for success in this role.  We are constantly seeking to improve the way we work as well as the quality of work we produce, and this position offers great potential for candidates who want to grow with our organization.

If you are interested in joining the conversation or learning more about how we do this, please apply for one of our open positions.


  • You love imagining the role a landscape designer can take in building a more beautiful, equitable, flourishing world through great design.
  • You take initiative and responsibility for your work, manage yourself with humility, and are willing to ask for help when needed.
  • You are committed to working in the landscape team and contributing positively to the global office culture.
  • You celebrate the input of others and know dialogue is critical to design rigor both in the studio and the field.
  • You are committed  to applying the MASS methodology and supporting high project standards while maintaining flexibility and humility toward the clients and communities we serve


  • Demonstrated willingness to explore unknown histories of systems, structures, people, and places impacted by the built environment
  • Skills in concept-driven form generation and representation, an appreciation for landscape research,  an understanding of landscape construction materials and processes, experience in carbon driven design, or a special affinity for any one of these
  • 0-5 years of related design and project-based experience, have a professional landscape degree, and if you have a license, wonderful!
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, Revit, AutoCad and Rhino. Lumion is a plus.

You have specialized skills in these areas would supplement application:

  • Low-carbon design, carbon sequestration and biodiversity analytics
  • Ecology, conservation and landscape restoration
  • Arborist, horticulturist or other certifications 
  • Construction documentation


Interested candidates should submit all application materials through the SlideRoom portal.

Please be prepared to include or present the following in your application/interview:

  • Short Answers Questions
  • Resume
  • Portfolio of design work (include clear descriptions of your role and responsibilities on each project)
  • References (At least 2)

At MASS Design Group we want people to be afforded the ability to do public interest work as a career and offer competitive salaries, health insurance, retirement plans as well as the opportunity to work with lighthouse organizations on seminal projects that promote justice and human dignity. For this role, salary determinations will be commensurate with experience.

With over 200 employees from almost a dozen countries, MASS lives our belief that only a diverse staff from widely varied cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds is properly equipped to tackle complex challenges in our communities. We aspire to create a more inclusive design profession and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. 

Qualified candidates should submit all application materials through the SlideRoom portal. Please, no phone calls or recruiting agencies. We will be in touch with next steps once your application has been reviewed.