The Company

Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds (BNP) is a leading designer and manufacturer of authentic nature play spaces, emphasizing sustainable sourcing, optimal child development, and adherence to the highest safety standards, including CSA, ASTM, and AODA for accessibility. 

Founded in 1984 by Adam Bienenstock, BNP is a social entrepreneurship on a mission to “inspire children, families, educators, and communities of all abilities to feel the value of deeper connection to nature through play in all its forms.” 

Fueled by purpose, “to create a world where children and communities see themselves as a critical part of the environment and our cities thrive through dynamic and growing connections to nature”, BNP is expanding in North America. With playground installations across Canada and the United States, a head office in the Greater Hamilton Area, and a subsidiary office in Fort Collins, CO, BNP is focused on enhancing its capabilities to bring its vision to the world. 

Position Profile

The Senior Landscape Architect interacts with clients, collaborating with internal and external team members to design resilient and sustainable play spaces that harmonize BNP’s design philosophy with contemporary environmental challenges,within the context of BNP values: 


Passion (Relentless Drive)






Location and Travel Requirements

The person in this role, ideally, is eligible to work in both Canada and the United States with the ability to travel 50-75% of the time, including visits to installation sites, client locations and BNP offices.


  • Work with clients to establish design criteria and budget expectations for various projects throughout North America. 
  • Host webinars and workshops regarding the advocacy for connecting to nature. 
  • Oversee and prepare drawings from design concept through to construction documentation using AutoCAD. 
  • Provide quantity takeoffs for project budgeting/estimating purposes. 
  • Keep the client informed and updated on project progress.  

Candidate Profile

You are energized and recharged by nature, inspired by the beauty of our natural environment, and bring a strong optimism about the future of our planet and the value of connecting children, families, and the outdoor world. You bring:


  • Landscape architecture experience creating comprehensive plans and designs for outdoor spaces, that align with client’s needs; experience with site planning for new developments is an asset.
  • Strong background in construction administration; managed projects through builds including managing contractors to deliver on time and on budget.
  • This includes preparing cost estimates, contracts, and construction documents.
  • Exposure to public engagement and regulatory compliance processes that require awareness of jurisdictional regulatory compliance, including accessibility.
  • Conducted research and analysis on the site’s conditions, including climate, soil, flora, fauna, and existing infrastructure.
  • Experience using tools like AutoCAD, GIS, and 3D modeling software to create visual representations of designs to convey ideas to clients, stakeholders, and regulatory bodies.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in various stages of development. 
  • Well-versed in metric and imperial units. 
  • Strong understanding of plant knowledge. 
  • Strong spatial visioning capability.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills; well-developed interpersonal skills. 
  • Critical, strategic thinker with comprehensive analytical skills and relentless attention to detail. 
  • Licensed landscape architect with seal. 
  • Valid driver’s license to conduct site reviews and attend in person meetings when necessary. 
  • Certified Playground Inspector is an asset.
  • AutoCAD (minimum 5 years); Adobe Suite an asset; MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Undergraduate degree in landscape architecture; graduate degree an asset. 

Culture Add

  • Alignment with BNP values of teamwork, excellence, trust, play/joy, ownership.
  • Adaptable and flexible to meet important deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Performance orientation to achieve personal and team KPI’s.
  • Driven and motivated to make a real difference; ideally drawn to improving the experience of children in their playgrounds and connecting with nature.
  • Growth mindset with a dedication to measurable constant improvement.
  • Lifelong learner.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds is an equal opportunity employer. They celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Their workplace is supportive of minority and disadvantaged groups, LGBTQ+ individuals, and employees of all ages. They are dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture with training programs and initiatives.

Hamilton, ON