office ma needs to grow… a little.

We are looking for a talented and motivated designer to join our unique team.

We are a boutique San Francisco-based design firm focused on select clients and international projects. We are a highly collaborative group of passionate individuals engaged in open-minded exploration of beauty, experience, ecology and the myriad contributions of open space to life in the urban environment. We focus on building places as much as ideas. While we are led by experienced design leaders, we believe that the best ideas can come from anywhere, perhaps you. 

We believe landscape architecture is more art than science, but do not shun the latter. We embrace technologies in the design process not because we can do more work for our clients faster, but because that technology allows us to explore design more fully, devoting the proper time and attention to each project and each detail. We model every aspect of every project as fully as possible. For that reason we do require proficiency in a few key skills based on the tools that we’ve come to prefer, though we are always open to learning new ways of doing and communicating.  

Ideally you would have knowledge in some or all of the following:

  •  Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment 

  • An open mind and eagerness to grow your skills

  • Previous office experience is desirable but not required (All experience levels are welcome)

  • Quick idea diagramming and sketching by hand or using Adobe Suite

  • Proficient in Auto CAD, 3-D modelling skills using Rhino (grasshopper is plus), SketchUp etc.

  • Interest in exploring physical clay modelling

  • Rendering skills in Lumion and Photoshop, etc.

  • Broad technical knowledge on details and construction is a plus. 

  • Experience of putting together documentations is a plus.

At ma, you will be working closely with a talented and enthusiastic team as well as Aki Omi and Steve Hanson who have worked together for over twenty years and built many successful projects like Tokyo Midtown, Port of Los Angles Waterfront, University of Cincinnati, Hangzhou Quarry Park, In the Forest.

We are currently working on a number of exciting projects such as 2019 Beijing Expo, Hangzhou Asian Games, China Resources Headquarters, a high-profile IT Research and Development Center and Headquarters …and more. You will be involved in projects from the beginning to the end and your experience at ma will be rich but focused. We are looking for your special talents to join our journey.

Please send CV, portfolio and references to info@office-ma.com to apply

 

‘ma’

ma is the essence of the traditional Japanese aesthetic; the pure and essential void between all things. ma is uncluttered openness full of possibilities.

 

Hangzhou Quarry Park received

2014 BEST Landscape Design Project in Shanghai Region by Vanke. (Feb 2014)