Landscape Architecture Intern
Offshoots, Inc. seeks a landscape architecture intern to join our Boston office team for the Summer of 2023. Hours and start/finish schedule are flexible and open to negotiation.
We are looking for assistance illustrating local design projects and diagramming phytoremediation strategies. Candidates must have excellent graphic design skills, including the ability to create photorealistic perspectives, 3D visualizations, and rendered plans. Familiarity with Adobe Suite, AutoCAD and Rhino and the ability to work between multiple is essential. Experience with Grasshopper, Vectorworks, Lumion and Revit is preferred. Ideal candidates will be self-starters with a strong design sensibility and creative energy. Some prior professional work experience is highly preferred. Interest in phytoremediation and productive ecological landscape systems is essential.
Part time summer opportunities may also be available. The summer internship could turn into a permanent position with the right candidate after graduation.
Please email cover letters, resumes, and a pdf of work samples or a portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
About our Practice: Focused on creating productive landscapes that provide ecological, social and economic benefits, Offshoots, Inc. is a small landscape architecture and planning studio in Boston. We specialize in the design of phytoremediation systems to uptake and remove pollutants from the environment. Projects include large scale regional planning initiatives, public park and streetscape design, multi-family housing and residential gardens. Please visit our website: www.offshootsinc.com
The intensity of rapid decentralized urbanization, as well as a lack of understanding of landscape ecology, have allowed natural systems in the US to be ignored as resources for water, sustainable energy generation, pollution remediation, and economic development. The work at Offshoots, Inc. focuses on alleviating landscapes of traditionally intense maintenance regimes, draining public funds while dumping tons of nitrogen fertilizer and water onto lawns and plantings. An alternate landscape model is used where productive open spaces can achieve advanced ecological and social benefit, and potentially economic revenues as well.