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CED Student Job Board

Students can visit this site to find job opportunities requested by the public – a great way to hone one’s portfolio and resume. Job Board postings are updated monthly. New job requests will be announced via the CED-L listserv and posted to this site. When the project client selects someone, the posting will be closed and removed from the website.

If you are an interested student, please contact the owner directly. Students are responsible for negotiating their own terms of payment, if any. Job Board clients may be contacted by CED staff to assess their satisfaction with the CED Job Board experience.

If you are a member of the public and are interested in posting to our Job Board, please send us a Public Service Request.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Lewis at or 706-542-6760.

Posted Jan 2019

Project: Rogers Backyard Makeover | Athens GA
Contact: Trev Rogers,, 706-254-1381
Description:  Homeowner desires a low maintenance, privacy screened, attractive backyard to host parties.  Goals: Privacy screen with low maintenance plants, grass growth, palm trees (if possible), an attractive area to host big groups.  Acreage:  approx. ¼.  Opportunities:  Spacious, freedom to be creative with design. Challenges:  Budget, drainage, the backyard has a significant slope, stumps need to be removed.
Timeline for completion:  2-4 months?
Budget for design work:  $250-500.
Budget for installation:  $2000

Posted Dec 2018

Project: Young Children’s Playground Development | Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1065 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605
Contact: Rich Reaves, 706-248-2819,
Description: Covenant Presbyterian Church desired a modernized outdoor play scape or amenity / facility, specifically designed for use by younger children in preschool and primary school. A rectangular space approximately 30’ x 60’ next to an adjacent playspace is under consideration, however alternatives could be considered. The entire 5 acres the church occupies includes various outdoor recreation areas used by church-connected programs as well as from nearby neighborhoods. A committee of at least 3 church members with backgrounds in child development are advisers to this project. Opportunities: landscape improvements, community work, irrigation systems, creation of picnic and outdoor worship areas. Challenges: Runoff/irrigation concerns; child-safe, appropriately graded access is needed; basement windows may need shatterproof glass; shade-solutions for highly sunny area
Timeline for Completion: Completion by May 2019
Budget: $15,000 - $17,500 for all aspects of project, (design, drainage and other grounds preparation, landscaping procurement, equipment purchase, and installation) 

Posted NOV 2018

Project: Small Backyard Redesign | Flowery Branch, Hall County GA
Contact: Tracy Rider, (770) 540-2570,
Description: We would like to improve privacy and overall usability of a very small back yard. We are located in a subdivision. Our two-year-old granddaughter lives with us and she needs a place to play, complete with a playhouse/swing set. I hired a local architect to come out to take a look. She gave me a sketch, but there was nothing exciting or interesting about her design (basically a new fence and some plants). I would like to see some new hardscape, maybe a water or fire feature.  We will need a new patio (current concrete one is cracked and unsightly). Would like maybe a small court yard feel (think Avalon in Alpharetta). There is a sprinkler system already in place.
Timeline for completion: We would be ready to start project in the fall to make sure plantings are in after the hot weather is over.
Budget: 20-25K for entire project 

Posted OCT 2018

Project: MAKE ME LOOK CUTE AGAIN | Hapeville, Fulton County GA
Contact: Nicole, 678-408-2662,
Description: Large lot without character with small cottage style home. Looking to have a simple casual southern feel, I am a jeans/t-shirt play in the dirt kind of person, with a touch mid modern century flair, I like to play dress up. Design must be easy to maintain as I have an active lifestyle. Looking to establish raised garden beds and defined areas for flowers/bulbs/shrubs to encourage pollinating bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife. Would like to see the yard have a life cycle of "blooming/growth" activity year round. I also need design suggestions for back stoop/small deck at backdoor along with an entertainment area just off the stoop area. House underwent kitchen renovation and door was moved so I need a safe way to exit the back. There are currently a set of prefab concrete steps in use. Site improvement goals: Cohesiveness, stop run off in several areas, easily maintainable, sitting/entertaining area and raised garden beds, safe exit from backdoor. Opportunities: Provide outdoor living area for low key entertaining. Provide working landscape for food production. Challenges: Lot size, soil composition, run off.
Timeline for completion: Spring 2019. Would like to be able to do some prep projects over the winter if possible.
Budget: Limited but open for discussion


Posted SEPT 2018

Project: Tolbert Family Home | Watkinsville, Oconee County, GA
Contact: Brandon Tolbert, 404-414-8143,
Description: Looking for someone to draw a landscape design for our backyard. Our backyard is 1/3 acre. 100x100'. We need privacy trees, bushes and flowers in our design.
Timeline: 1 week
Budget: $20/hour for design, $15-20k for install 
Project: 270 Seasons Pass | Winterville, Athens-Clarke County GA
Contact: Rebecca Rohbeck, 706-410-6690,
Description: New home with existing minimal landscaping
Budget: TBD 
Project: Willis Home Side Yard Design | Brookhaven, DeKalb County GA
Contact: Pat Willis, 404-702-0125,
Description: There is a narrow strip, about 15 feet wide between my house and my neighbor's driveway. When the house was built, access to my back yard was through a gate that opened to my neighbor's driveway. The new neighbor's objection to my access via his driveway has created a need to reposition the gate so that I now need to build a walkway and redo the shrubs along the house.There is a slight slope in the land so it will be necessary, I think, to build up the land for an even walkway. So I'm seeking a minimal design for the walkway and shrubbery, and two small contiguous areas. Site improvement goals: provide new access to my backyard amid a low maintenance landscape. Less than one acre; about 50' x 15'. Challenges: You must work around an AC packet unit and there is an irrigation line that runs under the dirt.
Timeline: ASAP but I’d like the design by October 30.
Budget: $250 for design (negotiable), $2000 for install
Project: Oconee Hill Cemetery rendering | Athens GA
Contact: Mart Clamp, 706-988-4329,
Description: Oconee Hill Cemetery is looking for a high-quality rendering to highlight the “West Hill” burial area. This is the last available section of the cemetery with views of the stadium. Williams & Associates (BLA alums) have a master plan for development, but perspective renderings are needed for marketing purposes. Quality hand-graphics preferred; graphic design skills for layout are a bonus. Send email of interest and sample work to Mart Clamp at
Timeline: by Nov 2018
Funding Available: $200 for rendering with additional funds available if scope includes marketing graphics.
Project: Yard Landscape/Water Flow Project for Disabled Veteran | Athens GA
Contact: Johnnie Hunter,, 706-254-7185; Ann Hunter,, 706-207-3617
Description: Looking for better front yard curb appeal and addressing water flow issues. Improvement goals: Fenced backyard, partially screened deck design & extension, low maintenance flower beds, raised vegetable gardens, retaining wall, shade trees/shrubbery, foundation/driveway repair. Challenges: Removed 80 pines in 2006, leaving behind uneven turf, weeds and water flow issues. Recently removed overgrown shrubbery beside driveway, resulting in stumps that need to be removed. Homeowners have physical limitations but are willing to help plant/build the project within their means. They would need assistance with most hands-on aspects.
Timeline: ASAP
Budget: TBD
Project: Dunwoody Yard Redesign | DeKalb County
Contact: Susan Davidson,, 770-363-2071
Description: I live in a northern Atlanta suburb and am interested in hiring a landscape architect graduate student to develop a design for my front (and possibly back) yard, using many of the perennials and bushes I currently have planted. It needs organization, a plan and a cleaner look. The yard needs to have mostly drought resistant plantings since I travel quite a bit and cannot always be home to water every few days. It’s not a very large property, and would be all landscaping and ground cover—no grass.
Timeline: Unknown
Budget: TBD
Posted AUG 2018
Project: Cobb private residence | Athens (Five Points)

Contact: Nancy Cobb,
Description: I am renovating a house plus adding additional space. Project will be completed in early January. Both the front yard and back yard require a landscape plan. The back yard will have a patio with fire pit. The front will have a driveway that will “T” into the yard for parking due to the absence of a garage. The house is Craftsman style with the lot size of .35 acres. Please contact me at if interested.

Project: Powell Family Landscape Design | Smyrna, GA (Cobb Co.)
Contact: Melissa Powell,, 585-356-2749
Description: Newly constructed home on .35 acres needs landscaping front and back. It's in a well-established neighborhood with lots of old trees. Retaining wall and deck are a necessity as are sustainable landscaping and native plants. Opportunities: Hardscapes needed, no restrictions on products/installation other than city of Smyrna codes. Challenges: Lots of shade, large tulip poplar in front yard, existing english ivy, rolling/partially sloped lot, buried (decaying) tree stumps in back yard.  Timeline for completion: Design by 10/20/18, installation tbd end of 2018/early 2019
Budget for design work: $100 (negotiable if more than design is needed)
Budget for installation: $10-20k (maybe not all at once)

Project: Frohlinger front yard | Athens GA
Contact: Carol Frohlinger,, 646-216-8575
Description: We bought our home just over a year ago and have not done anything to improve our front yard. I’m interested in design ideas for a maintenance free installation of shrubs that will thrive despite the deer population that seems to enjoy munching on our “salad bar” lawn. I’d like to get a design done asap as I’d like to get the project completed asap. I need guidance on the budget for both the design work and installation.

Posted JUNE 2018

Project: Wallace backyard redesign | Athens GA
Contact: Nancy Wallace,, 706.614.9326
Description: I’m looking for a landscape designer for my backyard. My home is 16 years old and the backyard has taken a beating over the years. Excess rainwater from a neighbor’s yard is eroding my yard. We’d like to find a creative way to redirect the water and make our backyard enjoyable again. It is .5 acres and needs grading and leveling, decking or patio ideas, and installation of new plants.
Timeline for completion: Summer 2018
Budget: just now pricing and learning about costs, anticipating about $3,000 spent

Posted MAY 2018

Project: Byers residential yard | Athens GA
Contact: Sharon Byers,, 706/271-7752
Description: My home is one year old (1/2 acre in Falling Shoals subdivision in East Athens) and has landscaping only in the front. I just built a paver patio on the back and want to get some landscaping done around the rest of my home and around the patio. I don't dig in the dirt and am not good with plants. I would like to have someone make a recommendation as to what types of plants I need and where they should be placed. If possible, I'd also like some help planting the shrubs and flowers.
Timeline for completion: 2 months or less
Budget for installation: $5000

Project: Carol's yard update | Bogart, Oconee and Clarke County
Contact: Carol Pickersgill,, 678-373-9664
Description: Over the past ten years we have added brick patios, a fish pond, raised bed vegetable gardens (I've had a couple different folks in with "new" plans over the years)... And - as happens - although there is a great foundation - there is overgrowth and opportunity to improve! Budget is flexible (each round of improvements I've made have run $5 to $10K - but those were with major infrastructure too). We are also looking to replace part of our backyard fence this year and refinish the patio deck (we'll do this ourselves) - but would love opinions before we move forward.... My backyard in particular is a place that is my heaven - but it could be better.
Opportunities: Oasis - that can be even better! Challenges: Current overgrowth... Dogs who love to run thru beds...
Timeline for completion: Now thru Fall (flexible)
Budget for design work: $500-$1000
Budget for installation: $4000
Posted 3/30/2018
Project: Bowen Family Home | Athens, Clarke Co

Contact: Toby Bowen,, 404-433-6535
Description: New construction home <2 years old with minimal foundation plants. Home has irrigation system including drip irrigation in most foundation planting beds. Plan would need to include sun vs. shade area plan and plant/shrub recommendation. Site improvement goals include a soil sample to assist with soil amendment where needed, replacing/repurposing existing plantings to areas where they will thrive, adding additional recommended plants and shrubs to improve overall appearance. Opportunities include potential for outdoor living area design with fireplace and covered seating area; use of mixed material (stone, brick or wood) to create retaining walls where needed; larger planting options for visible screening; seasonal, perennial and annual blooming option are flexible; recommendations on turf grass in shaded areas. Challenges include likely soil amendment needs from new construction; sun vs. shade areas of home; hardwood trees in back of home. Timeline for completion of design plan: 60-90 days. Budget for design work: ~$300.00; negotiable depending on scope of project. Budget for installation: installation will be a phased approach as will the budget, and be contracted out or installed personally using design plan. Design and installation plan needs to be comprehensive.

Project: Full yard design and install | Kennesaw, Cobb Co
Contact: Pete Gross,, 770-337-6595
Description: Full design and install of landscaping and hardscape to back and side yards of residential property.
Opportunities: "Blank slate" opportunity to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly design and use materials that are congruent with natural surrounding area. Options to use natural slope/grade of current plot or choose to move some earth to design for better aesthetics or functionality.
Timeline: By end of 2018
Budget for design work: $300
Budget for installation: ~$15K

Project: Yard Design and Install | Bogart, Oconee & Clarke Co
Contact: Donna Means,, 706-564-0469
Description: My husband and I recently moved to the area. We are retired senior citizens and realized it was time to downsize. We purchased a new home with hardly any landscaping; just grass and a few shrubs. I am overwhelmed when I think about what to do to make our yard attractive. I need a plan showing what needs to be done based on what’s most important to least important.
Site improvement goals: Improve areas of our yard that do not seem to have good drainage. Smooth the back yard; it’s “lumpy”! There’s a large gully in our back yard I’m very concerned about. What can be done to avoid erosion? I need a plan for our entire yard, front, sides and back—grass, flower beds, shrubs, trees, etc.
Opportunities: Drainage, site improvement, and landscaping plan and implementation.
Timeline: Flexible. The cost of the project would be a big consideration.
Budget for design work: Flexible
Budget for installation: I need a plan showing what needs to be done based on what’s most important to what’s least important, and an estimate of the cost. Perhaps the project could be completed in phases.

Project: Community Playground and Basketball Court | Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co
Contact: Larry Maha,, 404-666-4430
Description: Our HOA wants to design and build a play area that has a playground and a full basketball court. It could also include a picnic area (if the space can accommodate it). We need initial architectural designs to present to the Board of Directors for approval.
Opportunities: Design and Build
Challenges: Sloppy Terrain
Timeline: ASAP
Budget for design work: Flexible
Budget for installation: Need an estimate of the install cost to present to the Board of Directors for budget approval.

Project: Residential Yard Improvement for Appearance and Functionality | Tucker, Dekalb Co
Contact: Natalie McTaggart,, 404-824-1764
Description: The project is for my private residence to improve the appearance and functionality of my yard. Hardscaping and landscaping is needed, including drainage and terracing issues as well as creating a design for a shady yard with large oak and pine trees. The soil is dry and rocky, and since the yard is very shaded it is challenging to determine what type of trees and plants will survive. I would like this project completed as soon as possible and I do not have a set budget at this time.
Project: Garden Maintenance | Athens, Clarke County
Contact: Janet Martin,, 706-549-9413 or 706-621-1158 (cell)
Description: I am hoping to find a student who would be willing to work with me in my garden. By this I mean helping with weeding, fertilizing, planting, etc. I would want someone to work for about 5 hours a week, although this would be flexible, for about $15.00 an hour. I live in Athens on the eastside.

Project: Private Residence | Athens, Clarke Co
Contact: Rebecca at Vision Landscaping,, 706-310-1243
Andrew, Owner of Vision Landscaping, 706-202-7771
Description: The client would like more usable space in their backyard as well as improvement of drainage conditions. Two perspective drawings are required: one for front and one for back.
Timeline for completion: 5 days
Budget for design work: $350.00
Budget for installation: 30K

Posted: 03/01/2018
Project: Steele Acres | Bogart, Oconee Co
Contact: Virgil S Steele,, 706-224-4968
Project description: Developing a master plan for my 5 acres of natural hardwoods and implementing natural landscaping to beautify this 5 acres of paradise!
Opportunities: This is a great opportunity for a landscape architect or student to explore ideas for their passion!
Timeline: All of 2018!
Budget: very conservative!

Posted: 02/23/18
Project: Ark Family Preservation Center, Clinkenbeard Healing Gardens | Franklin Springs, GA
Contact: Beverly Oxley,, 706-246-5290
Description: Clinkenbeard Healing Gardens are an initial but essential phase in the development of ARKLAND, the grounds and facilities providing a natural environment for the yet-to-be-built Ark building. The gardens are to be divided into 3 sections, each with a distinct purpose in line with the Arch-mission of serving the psychological and spiritual needs of children, adults, parents and families in Northeast Georgia. The first section (Faith) will be the Enrichment Garden, where there is to be concrete sidewalks and benches, as well as picnic tables; also located here is the entrance with a welcome sign and a gate, with ornamental fence. The second section (Hope) is a Meditational Garden, and will be a multi-purpose space for meditation, with inspirational messages. The third section (Charity) is the Inspirational Garden, designed for dementia patients.

Project: Keith Backyard Hardscape Design | Alpharetta, Fulton Co GA
Contact: Lisa Keith,, 770-633-1172
Description: Our goal is to have a beautiful, useful backyard space. Our backyard is shaded, sloped and adjacent to woods causing the lower portion to be completely hard-pan with tree roots. We have experienced considerable erosion during the time we have lived here. We would like a detailed hardscape plan to terrace the yard using as much of the existing slope as possible to create spaces where plants and sod will grow – preferably something other than the moss that is thriving now. We would also like to add a seating area with a firepit. With the slope and erosion issues, I am not confident designing a plan on my own. However, we would like to do as much of the work as possible ourselves.
Challenges/Opportunities: Solve water run-off and slope issues using aesthetically appealing retaining walls and create usable family spaces with hardscapes. Preferably using easy access materials so we can do some of the installation.
Timeline for completion: Open
Budget for design work: TBD
Budget for installation: Open