Design Principal/Senior Landscape Architect

10+ Years Experience

At Hoerr Schaudt, a Design Principal is a position for landscape architects with a minimum of 10 years’ experience, mostly in leadership. To be a Design Principal, a candidate or existing team member must be a licensed landscape architect and have received a master’s degree in landscape architecture.

If you are interested in this position we encourage you to e-mail us your resume and portfolio to


  • Master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited university
  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Eight or more years of experience leading project teams on impactful civic, institutional, and commercial projects (residential experience a plus)
  • Licensed landscape architect – does not have to be in Missouri
  • Creative and communicative hand and computer graphic abilities
  • High proficiency with SketchUp, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Office 365
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Energetic attitude and ability to work well within a team across multiple offices
  • Expert in written and verbal communication skills

Base Competency

  • Teaches and mentors design through constructive critique
  • Advances the HSLA brand through design, promotion, research, and innovation
  • Understands how to gain cooperation and build consensus; can resolve internal and external conflict
  • Responds to conflicting needs with suggested solutions; anticipates needs and plans accordingly
  • Facilitates cross group collaboration; empowers team to solve problems through collaboration
  • Mobilizes others to initiate change
  • Generates insights about the future of the industry
  • Monitors others’ quality of work and provides constructive/useful feedback
  • Firm core values are exhibited and mentored to all staff


  • Direct path to firm partnership
  • Yearly bonuses based on company growth and job performance
  • Opportunity to lead and help expand the Kansas City office
  • Full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K) and generous PTO
  • Opportunity to work on highly visible projects throughout the United States