Optimised Environments (OPEN) is an award winning, creative design practice with offices in Edinburgh, Manchester and London and a staff of around 50 friendly professionals. We are part of the wider UK-based SLR family, which offers a range of Environmental, Advisory and Engineering services from its offices in Europe, North & South America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

What we are looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic Landscape Graduates/Assistants to join OPEN's studio in Edinburgh and to work on a range of amazing landscape, public realm and masterplanning projects. We are ideally looking for graduates who are working towards chartership with strong graphic skills and a passion for sustainable placemaking.

Our offer to you

The OPEN team are involved in some of the most significant development and regeneration projects throughout the UK with a range of public and private sector clients. Many of these are moving towards implementation as well as a number already on site, providing an excellent range of experience to enable you to progress in your career.

At OPEN we believe strongly in the influence of landscape architecture to shape and lead our interaction with the natural and built environment, in a way that is responsible and innovative, helping to tackle the climate emergency and set the agenda for a more sustainable way of living.

Our Graduate Programme has been designed to attract the most agile and inquisitive minds to join our team and collaborate on diverse projects across the country and our wider global SLR network. We want to help you find your own voice within the world of design and are dedicated to providing learning initiatives and mentorship that support your personal and professional development.

We aim to introduce you to project and client work early on, maximising your performance in your role and kick-starting your career, whilst providing hands-on support and mentorship at all stages.

Join us

If you are interested, please send your CV, as well as examples of your work to info@op-en.co.uk

For examples of projects, we have delivered and currently working on, please visit https://op-en.co.uk/projects