Genus is a decidedly small landscape architecture + planning studio based in Des Moines, Iowa. Our work is diverse in scale and project type; with current efforts focused on large scale urban planning + green infrastructure development, multigenerational + healthcare campus design, public art and parks. 

Current openings are for designers with 5+ years experience. We are looking for highly motivated candidates that have proven design ability and technical aptitude.  

Genus offers a competitive benefits package including: insurance [ health, dental, vision, life ], retirement plan with company match, generous paid vacation, family friendly culture and a profit sharing program. Salary based upon qualifications and experience.


  • Resourceful, organized + self-motivated. 
  • Ability to self-edit work and collaborate within small and large group settings.
  • Firm handle on Midwest plants
  • Strong conceptual thinking with excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and interest in site grading and horizontal control plans.
  • Capacity to work across multiple representation platforms; including hand graphics, Bluebeam, Civil 3D, Autocad, Adobe suite, Lumion and SketchUp. 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Works well with others + interested in growing with our studio!

BSLA, BLA or MLA from an accredited program.


Please email PDF of cover letter, resume with 3 references, and graphic portfolio [ 10 MB file max ] to INFO@GENUS-LA.COM. No phone calls please.

All inquires are confidential.

Job Type: Full-time