senior landscape architect designer resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

A professional landscape architect/designer with over 20 years of experience that span from high profile residential projects, multi-family/mixed use master planned communities to world class theme parks and environments. Well versed in working and guiding multi-disciplinary teams on all phases of a project from concept to completion and post turnover.

  • MS Office Suite
  • AutoCAD
  • LandFX
  • Autodesk BIM 360
  • Autodesk Navisworks
  • Bluebeam
  • Adobe Suite
  • SketchUp
  • Rhino
  • Civil 3D
  • Fluent in Chinese Mandarin (speaking and reading)
10/2011 to Current
Senior Landscape Architect/Designer Amazon.Com, Inc. Saint Peters, MO,
  • Walt Disney World EPCOT Expansion - Construction administration and design quality assurance of all site features for an upcoming themed attraction in the France Pavillion. Oversee design development and construction documents for another planned attraction at EPCOT.
  • Oversee design consultants and provide landscape bid administration for a new themed hotel at Walt Disney World.
  • Walt Disney's Galaxy's Edge themed land - Lead design team on production of schematic design, design development and construction documentation. Coordinated with creative and multi-disciplinary team on various complex site issues. Relocated to Florida for construction and integration of project delivery. Collaborated with highly specialized show set installation teams and contractors during daily site administration. Reviewed and coordinated all shop drawings, production progress and specifications. Provided field art direction on highly themed hardscape application and various site elements. Guided production of project turnover documentation to the park operations team.
  • Shanghai Disney Resort, China - Collaborated with a talented design team from design development to construction documentation of themed hardscape to the meticulous ironwork of Enchanted Storybook Castle in Fantasyland. Developed and reviewed site plans and construction details for submittal to local design institute for completion. Managed local design consultants for government design and construction compliance for permit drawing submission. Coordinated with internal and local teams using latest 3D modeling software for clash detection to mitigate errors and omission while adapting to various modifications during the construction phase of the project. Relocated to Shanghai for construction administration of the park that leveraged international team of talented professionals and artisans as well as local craftsmen in the creation, production and implementation of the final design.
09/2005 to 05/2010
Design Manager Interior Architects San Francisco, CA,
  • Assisted in establishing streamlined business development model and initiated complete turn key landscape renovation proposal for high profile estates in Greater Los Angeles areas.
  • Created standards, guidelines and business goals/objectives for a new business branch of the company that was established to provide complete landscape service to luxury residential market.
  • Introduced project workflow that improved design process efficiency from concept to construction documentation.
  • Met with discreet clients and their representatives to establish ideas, goals and programs to meet their specific needs to establish unique yet functional designs.
  • Developed accurate cost estimates for construction phase of each project and collaborated with internal construction team to execute the contracts.
  • Established site specific maintenance programs to ensure long term success of long term maintenance of the design intent.
08/2004 to 09/2005
Project Architect Tdindustries, Ltd. Abilene, TX,
  • Worked closely with residential and commercial clients to create individualized landscaping designs tailored to meet their requirements.
  • Delivered on-time, on-budget turn-key high end residential projects from concept design to construction that included all phases.
  • Initiated promotional activities, including contact with clients, business development and proposal development.
01/1999 to 08/2003
Assistant Project Manager Melendrez Design Partners (now REALM) City, STATE,
  • Paseo Colorado, Pasadena, CA. - One of the first examples of mixed-use projects on the West Coast that transformed an 80's mall to an upscale outdoor plaza with multi-use event space, water feature, restaurants and theatre.
  • Shane's Inspiration, Los Angeles, CA. - Lead design team on one of the first "Boundless Playgrounds" that provided accessible outdoor play spaces for kids of all ages and abilities.
  • Long Beach Transit, CA. - Provided site analysis and multi-modal transit studies to city of Long Beach, CA. in an effort to improve transportation efficiency and invigorate local commercial corridors.
  • Arroyo Seco Parkway, Los Angeles - A special project documenting United States first freeway using traditional ink pens on mylar sheets catalogued at the U.S. Library of Congress.
  • Tomorrowland reconcept, Tokyo Disney - consulted with WDI's creative team on conceptual theming renovation.
Education and Training
Expected in 09/1996
Bachelor of Science: Landscape Architecture
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - Pomona, CA
Expected in 1995
International Study: Landscape Architecture
Santa Chiara Study Center Italy - Cal Poly, Pomona - Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy,
Expected in 2002
Playground Safety Certification (CPSI): Playground Design
National Recreation Park Association (NRPA) - ,
  • Themed Entertainment Association 2020 Outstanding Achievement New Park Award - Disney's Galaxy's Edge
  • Themed Entertainment Association 2017 Outstanding Achievement New Theme Park Award - Shanghai Disney Resort
  • California Preservation Foundation Design Award - Arroyo Seco Parkway, Pasadena
  • Los Angeles Conservancy Royce Neuschatz Award - Arroyo Seco Parkway Pasadena
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB)
  • Landscape architectural licensure in progress

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School Attended

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Santa Chiara Study Center Italy - Cal Poly, Pomona
  • National Recreation Park Association (NRPA)

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Landscape Architect/Designer
  • Design Manager
  • Project Architect
  • Assistant Project Manager


  • Bachelor of Science
  • International Study
  • Playground Safety Certification (CPSI)

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