Monthly Archives: April 2014

We’re Hiring!

David Conner + Associates is currently seeking a highly motivated individual who is willing to take on responsibility and grow with our firm.   As a small studio oriented firm with highly complex and public projects, we are seeking an experienced professional who is detail oriented, collaborative and eager to take on challenges in a creative, professional environment. 

Candidates should be self-starters who can work as part of a team to develop design solutions consistent with the design objectives of the firm, client and team of consultants.   They must be able to demonstrate previous project leadership experience from schematic design through design development, construction documentation and construction administration.  Although, sensitive to design, primary responsibility of this position will be project management and production of the project work for several projects at one time.  As such, candidates should demonstrate a solid understanding of the design process and ability to manage multiple projects independently or with the assistance of support staff.  Much of our work is in association with highly respected national and international architecture firms so an understanding of construction documents and design detailing is essential.  Experience in the management of projects schedules, budgets, contract administration and staffing is required.

Interested candidates should send a brief letter highlighting your experience, current resume and portfolios only to the email address listed below.

Education Requirements: Bachelors or Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop and MS Office is required.
  • Experience with Land F/X, Illustrator and InDesign is desired
  • Strong graphic skills is desired
  • Knowledge of Florida Building Code and Storm Water Management Regulations is highly desired
  • Knowledge of Florida Plant Materials is required.
  • Experience with consultant team coordination and production of Construction Documents in association with that team is required.
  • Project Management Experience with multiple projects is required.
  • Landscape Architectural License is preferred.
  • Organized, attentive to detail and responsive character traits are required

Apply today via email:

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Highland Recreation Complex


The Highland Recreation Complex is a new multi-purpose recreation facility located in Largo, Florida. The project included modifications to the existing aquatic center, outdoor play areas, tennis courts, and a new indoor sports center. Designed to blend in to the existing southern pine tree forest, the final project creates an interaction of indoor and outdoor spaces that blurs the lines of space, recreation and environment. The project sought to integrate the needs for recreation with the natural surroundings. Sustainable concepts included the creation of bio-swale stormwater collection channels  between parking islands reducing the need for landscape irrigation usage.

Highland Recreation Complex

Highland Recreation Complex Awarded First Place

The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council awarded the City of Largo’s Highland Recreation Complex First Place Distinction in Cultural / Sports / Recreation during its 22nd Annual Future of the Region Awards on March 28th, 2014.

Highland Recreation Complex

To read more about the Highland Recreation Complex click the above photo.

According to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council:

“The Highland Recreation Complex adds a truly unique cultural, sports, recreational venue
to the region’s offerings. It is the only public recreation center that features so many
outdoor AND indoor opportunities for play by people of all ages. Indoors, it offers a 3-story playground, indoor walking track, a state of the art computerized exercise/play room, in addition to all the traditional recreation amenities. Outdoors, it boasts a full circuit fitness zone, trails, multiple playgrounds, a stocked fishing/boating lake, tennis courts, baseball field and open play field. It is the place to play!”

Congratulations to the City of Largo and the design consultant team lead by GouldEvans. We are proud to be a part of the amazing team that completed this project. 

To read about the event and all the winners view the PDF here: