Great People Building Community Through Exceptional Service and Indelible Design

Office information

1633 Bayshore Highway, Suite 133
Burlingame, CA 94010
T 650.375.1313
F 650.344.3290

Gold River
12150 Tributary Point Drive, Suite 140
Gold River, CA 95670
T 916.985.4366
T 775.787.2828 (Reno, NV)
F 916.985.4391

San Jose
2025 Gateway Place, Suite 285
San Jose, CA 95110
T 408.275.0565
F 408.275.8047

Joining CALA

Joining CALA

We understand that our employees are our most valuable resource.

“Great People” are people who feel supported in their work environment, who are given opportunities and who have a solid sense of the practice that they are engaged in and their role within that practice. To assist staff members in their short and long range professional and economic goals, CALA continues to add and refine our benefits. Below is a partial list of benefits available to full time CALA staff:

Action Groups to align passions
Senior Staff Mentors
Fully paid premiums for medical/dental/LT disability
Annual goal setting session
All inclusive/flexible Paid Time Off
Work hour flexibility
Bonus pay for extra hours worked
401k + matching
Continued Education Program
Competitive & above average salaries
Reimbursement for alternative transportation use
Weekly office get togethers

Interested in joining the CALAfam?

Designer: Gold River Office

Designer: Gold River Office

CALA continues to grow and we are currently looking for a Designer to add to our CALAfam in our Gold River office!

What We Are Looking For:

We are looking for someone with the right aptitude and attitude. Ideal candidates will have the right combination of personal, professional, technical and communications skills coupled with a strong desire to advance in the profession.  Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn to advance their own career and to contribute to the advancement of the firm, as well as possess a solid understanding of design and construction document preparation.


Designer Position:

  • Entry – 3+ year’s experience working under a licensed Landscape Architect (internship included)
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Suite
  • Degree in Landscape Architecture
  • Have a positive attitude and strong desire to learn

Additional Items (not required, but would be super awesome!)

  • Land F/X and Sketch up skills
  • Hand graphics
  • Public speaking/presentation experience

What We Offer (besides our great office culture!)

Benefits:  We offer excellent benefits including: Hybrid work schedules, 401k with a match, full premiums paid for medical and dental for full-time employees, long term disability, all-inclusive paid time off (PTO), continuing education program, reimbursement for alternative transportation, above average salaries, and more!

Work Environment:  The opportunity to collaborate with our talented core of seasoned and passionate staff to create vibrant public parks, urban spaces, bikeways, streetscapes, and other truly unique environments. From conceptual design drawings and construction documents to community workshops and client coordination, you will be exposed to the full breadth of landscape architecture while working in our educationally oriented studio environment.

Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 4-5 pages (max) of work samples that best represent you and your experience. Please include your role on the project. Web links to work samples and full portfolios will not be accepted.

Direct your submittal to our HR Manager, Sonja Ditto, at and use the subject line “Designer Position” 

Please, no phone calls at this time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Callander Associates is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Work visa sponsorship will not be provided.

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