Viridian Landscape Studio 

2018 Research Internship Program

Mission

To promote sustainable design and adaptive learning in environmental design through post occupancy and case study research and outreach. An ecologically focused and socially oriented firm committed to discovery and learning, Viridian is leading research of built projects to inform our design approaches and drive innovation toward effective and harmonious landscapes for people, plants and wildlife.

 

Context

The Viridian Research Internship Program enables us to rigorously review past and present landscape interventions to integrate new knowledge in landscape design.  With 2 decades of past work, Viridian has many built projects to serve as research subjects for investigations which seek knowledge about best practices in sustainable environmental design. We are looking to identify the “how” and “why” of our successes and failures so that our work may continue to advance knowledge and practice toward a more sustainable future.

 

Expectations

Range of services and research activities may include:

  • Post Occupancy Evaluations and Case Studies

  • Environmental Monitoring

  • Social Monitoring

  • Experimental Design

  • Landscape Monitoring Protocols

  • Adaptive Landscape Management Programs

  • Public Outreach and Presentations

  • Technical Writing

 

Details

  • B.S. (completed or near complete) in biology, engineering, landscape architecture or related environmental science required 

  • Understanding of scientific process, research methods and monitoring techniques required

  • Effective communication skills (written and oral) required

  • Self-starter, ability to work independently and aptitude for collaboration required   

  • Duration: Summer 2018 

  • Hours: 10-20 hours per week (flexible)

  • Pay:  $1000-$1500 stipend (depending upon qualifications)

  • Location: Based in Manayunk, project locations throughout Mid-Atlantic region

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle, or ability to coordinate public transit to project sites required

  • Start Date: May 2018 (flexible)

 

Apply

  • Sample of technical writing and or portfolio 

  • 3 references (name, position, email, phone number)

  • Email cover letter, resume and other materials to monicag@viridianls.com

  • Please put “Research Intern Position” in subject line of email