SSA Landscape Architects

SSA is conveniently located just outside of downtown Santa Cruz. Our offices are filled with music and fun, and aside from the occasional Pandora radio station scuffle, we maintain a happy, vibrant team of supremely talented designers and architects. We foster the success of each individual as well as an exciting work environment. We strive to provide the same experience for our clients as we work together to create beautiful landscapes. 


Stationed in the northeast corner of the Old Sash Mill complex, our beautiful, spacious office is an inspirational environment for our clients to visit and our employees to work in, not to mention it is well-equipped with everyone's favorite beverage of choice, including a variety of coffees, and teas. If you are lucky enough to visit our office at the right time, you'll also get to smell the sweet scent of fresh baked cookies infiltrating our office from Pacific Cookie Company next door. 


Aside from our love of coffee and cookies, we love making our clients happy. We constantly receive heartfelt reactions and positive feedback upon completion of our projects, something we cherish. It is our lifeblood, it reminds us of why we're here, and it keeps us doing what we love to do. Landscape design takes time. Sometimes it can be years from project kickoff to groundbreaking. Along the way, our clients become some of our best friends. 


We want to get to know you and learn about your vision and your goals. By listening to your needs, we establish strong relationships that last beyond the life of our projects. We encourage you to reach out to us or stop by our office. Walk us through your ideas, and let us show you how we can turn your dreams into reality.


Awards & Announcements

SSA is an award-winning landscape architecture firm. We have been published in notable magazines and have garnered numerous awards for our exceptional designs.  You can find out more here. 

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If you are looking for an opportunity to advance your career, whether it is to become a licensed landscape architect or a leader in the profession, this could be the place for you. SSA Landscape Architects is seeking to invite exceptional, creative, talented, skillful, and professional landscape architects and designers with four to six years of experience. You must have at least two years minimum experience working in a landscape architecture office in California. Our office in Santa Cruz is in a great open studio space where our team collaborates on innovative and creative solutions for our clients with a high level of quality service. Our office space is designed in such a way that Social Distancing and safety related to the COVID19 Pandemic are easily achieved. We utilize platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and GoToMeeting to further enhance the safety of our team and our clients during this challenging time.

Our projects are located throughout California and have won national, statewide, and regional awards since SSA was founded 33 years ago. Our projects include parks and recreation, open space and trails, sports facilities, K-12 education, college campuses, corporate campuses, healthcare, public works and high-end residential.

Currently, we are recruiting for landscape designers and architects with four to six years of experience. Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, LandFX, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite experience and a bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture are the minimum requirements for the current positions. Applicants must have at least two years of experience working in the many microclimates of Northern and Central California.

If you have the qualities and experience stated above with the required minimum experience and you want to work in a dynamic, exciting work environment on great projects, please send your portfolio and resume to:

Applicants must have valid permanent, unrestricted authorization to work in the United States*.  Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include healthcare, life insurance, long term disability insurance, 401K, profit sharing, paid holidays, vacation, and personal leave.

 *Green Card or US Citizenship

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A Few of Our Past Clients