Freelance Landscape Architects

Gillespies is a leading landscape design and masterplanning practice with an outstanding reputation for delivering responsibly designed, transformative and award-winning spaces that add real value to people's lives. We work with forward-thinking clients on pioneering projects that push the boundaries in creativity, innovation and sustainability and an exciting national and international portfolio of projects.

The pandemic has strengthened the importance of delivering well-designed healthy spaces that are inclusive for all. Gillespies is leading a new nature led urbanism, and we are looking for passionate and highly talented designers to help us redefine the landscapes of our time.

We are currently seeking talented and creative Freelance Landscape Architects (all levels) with strong graphic design skills to provide creative and technical support on a variety of exciting UK and International projects.

You will be required to work alongside our core team of Landscape Architects, so a collaborative approach is essential. Successful freelancers must demonstrate a passion for Landscape Architecture, have good graphic and proven illustration skills, as well as excellent technical abilities and proven proficiency in using AutoCAD, Sketch-up and Adobe Creative Suite package, and Microsoft office.

Essential Requirements:

The successful freelancer will have the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree and Post Grad Diploma/MA in either Landscape Architecture or Architecture
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in delivering UK or international landscape projects in a freelance or employment capacity
  • Strong AutoCAD, sketch-up, visualisation and Photoshop skills
  • Revit experience would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Excellent organisation and presentation skills
  • Solid construction knowledge and the ability to put together high-quality technical drawing packages
  • Proven ability in the delivery of large-scale, complex landscape projects in the UK and/or internationally.
  • Experience in delivering planning applications, dealing with client and landscape contractors, as well as good tendering and on-site experience, would be desirable.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

You must have your own computer/laptop, as well as business licensed software packages (CAD software, REVIT, Photoshop, Adobe Suite, Microsoft and Lumion)

If you are interested in freelance opportunities with Gillespies, please get in touch and send your CVs and portfolios (max 10mb) to: We look forward to hearing from you (and hopefully working with you).