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.
Due to COVID-19 and UGA policy, our students are currently working remotely. Any
communication between students and community members is advised to follow the state's
social distancing guidelines and use digital or telephone communication only. Property
owners should provide digital photographs of their project, and students can utilize
Google Streetview to remotely interpret project conditions where possible/applicable.
Please note that the work generated by College of Environment and Design faculty, staff and students is conceptual in nature and additional professional services may be needed to implement the project. The College is not responsible for consequences that may arise as a result of using conceptual designs as construction documents.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Lewis at email@example.com or 706-542-6760.
Project Name: McPherson Backyard landscaping and fire pit
Contact: Mandy McPherson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (205) 240-3196
Project Location (City/County): Athens/Town Walk neighborhood
Project Description: I’m looking for help designing and constructing a fire pit area in my backyard, as well as adding some landscaping to provide privacy. I have a smaller backyard and back up to several houses. Privacy fences are not allowed in our neighborhood, so I would like something tall to provide natural privacy.
Challenges: small area, but short retaining wall will provide height
Timeline for completion: Spring/Summer 2021
Budget for design work: $300-$500
Budget for installation: $1,000-$3,000
Project: Summer house
Contact: Lloyd Summer, email@example.com, (678) 245-1770 or (770) 776-8946
Location (City/County): Watkinsville, GA / Oconee Co.
Description: We moved into a 7 acre horse farm that has existing plants and pecan trees. We would like someone to help with the identification of existing plants and ideas on what to plant in the clay soil, including vegetables, fruit trees, ornamental trees and shrubs.
Contact: Joe Kaufmann, firstname.lastname@example.org, (678) 773-5048
Location (City/County): Athens, GA
Description: Looking for a redesign of a front yard with pine island, zoysia grass, porch-planter beds, and natural side yard.
Site improvement goals: Side yard barrier, increased
Acreage: < .5 acres
Challenges: Low light, eastern-facing
Timeline for completion: Spring/Summer 2021
Budget for design work: Negotiable
Budget for installation: $5000
Contact Name: Piers Stephens, email@example.com, 517-980-4003
Project Location: Athens, GA
Project Description: I would like design help with my back lot, which is I believe slightly less than an acre in size but well spread out. The back lot was recently trimmed of excessive foliage and trees, but still has a couple of tall trimmed trees about 20 feet apart at its centre, and the primary challenge will be designing a sturdily enclosed mini-park space that surrounds both trees. The completed park space should be gated and suitable for suitable for dogs to play in, as well as being very secure against escape since there is a dangerous road nearby. The enclosure barriers will also need to be tall and robust in construction, since wildlife sometimes enter the lot and coyotes are known to be present in the area. The scale, shape and design of the enclosure in relation to the lot overall will be very much a matter in which I will value input, advice and suggestions, and thus offers significant opportunity for creative thought and initiative; further subdivisions of the internal space for purposes other than dog walking also could be an option.
Timeline: Negotiable, but the sooner, the better
Budget for design work: Flexible, TBD
Budget for installation: Flexible, TBD
Project: Wright Residence
Contact: Carrie Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-202-6319
Location: Atlanta (Fulton County)
Description: Homeowner in Historic Grant Park, near Zoo Atlanta. Project is for assistance with a residential backyard landscape design concept. Goal is to make the backyard an oasis of textured greenery with sections of containers along fencing with ornamental grasses mixed with other shrubs and plants to bring height into design with some type of solar lighting for outdoor dining, entertainment. Open, rectangular backyard, with some sloping and almost entirely shaded. Hard rains cause flooding in certain areas and drainage issues.
Acreage: .25 acre
Opportunities: Design concept with a cost-effective, sustainable landscape plan.
Challenges: On-going maintenance, limited direct sun, drainage issues.
Timeline for completion: Negotiable, ideally by Summer 2021
Budget for design work: $350-$500
Budget for installation: $2,000 - $4,000
Acreage: 1 acre
Opportunities: Make a beautiful landscape in a lovely neighborhood and opportunity to work with other homes being built
Challenges: Lots of afternoon sun.
Timeline for completion: 3-6 months
Budget for design work: $25-$30/hr
Budget for installation: Will negotiate that after we know more of the cost for entire project.
Project: Kneed2Farm | Newborn/Morgan
Contact: Tyler Nelson, email@example.com | 352-514-3067
Description: We are building a farmhouse structure within an open pasture and looking for some assistance with landscape design. This possible project would be a blank slate in which to design a landscape that may be extensive and would go with the rural character of our area. We really want to create shade and shade space for our home as we are out in the pasture.
Site improvement goals: See above, to establish an aesthetically pleasing landscape with attention to shade for our home, deer resistant plantings if possible, and to incorporate as much native/historical planting material into the design. There will be some equestrian uses and vegetable gardening of/on the farm also.
Acreage: 54 total acres, house sits in 4-acre field
Opportunities: The site is a blank slate.
Challenges: Deer, limited shade
Timeline for completion: We are in framing process of home, estimate 3 months for home completion. Mid to Late winter establishment.
Budget for design work: Undetermined
Budget for installation: Undetermined but are willing to do the install ourselves.
Project: Beck Residence | City of Alpharetta
Contact: Elizabeth Beck, firstname.lastname@example.org, 678-736-3397
Description: Our backyard needs retaining walls, a patio, grading, drainage, landscaping, sod, new deck, etc. We are looking to have more usable space by grading the site. The site is less than 0.5 acres.
Challenges: We have a stream that runs through our property and need to protect against erosion and protect the trees on either side.
Timeline for completion: As soon as possible
Budget for design work: Undetermined
Budget for installation: we are hoping that we can get it all done for $50,000 but I don't know if that is realistic.
Description: Our goal is to make our backyard useful, the yard is adjacent to the woods, sloped and shaded. We are hoping to initially make the yard a yard. Looking for a fairly simple design, but we are open to a student's vision. Husband wants functional, wife wants an oasis. Potentially looking for tiered design on slope, but mostly seeking reasonable design to enjoy the yard.
Contact: Dawn Frisch, Dawnmfrisch@aol.com | 914-255-3447
Description: Design a 2-level back deck that surrounds a large tree and includes plantings on the side with the goal of making our shaded backyard functional and beautiful. The house sits on ½ acre; however, the project is just the backyard portion.
Opportunities: Create something different and new as well as a showpiece for your portfolio.
Challenges: The backyard is almost entirely shaded.
Timeline: 6-9 months
Budget for design work: $40/hr
Budget for installation: Will hire separately
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Contact: Luis Rodas, 706-424-8810, email@example.com,
Description: We need help designing and landscaping our backyard. We would like to add bushes and trees that would provide a pop of color, fragrance, and some privacy. The back yard is on 0.7 acres of land and was previously farm land. Currently, there is no landscaping done to the backyard; there is only a border of mulch outlining the backyard.
Timeline: We would like to start installing the plants next spring/summer.
Budget for design work: TBD
Posted August 2019
Contact Name: Holt Etheridge, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 7064616808
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Project: Yard Renewal Project | Athens, GA
Contact: Chris Kolisnyk, 215-431-2935, email@example.com
Project Description: I am looking for some design work to create a backyard with minimal maintenance and erosion prevention on a two-acre piece of property. There are many hardwood trees present, and the property is along the Oconee River, so the terrain is fairly steep.
Opportunities: design work; minimal maintenance horticulture; erosion prevention
Challenges: steep terrain; existing hardwood trees
Timeline: 3 months
Budget for Design: $5,000
Budget for Installation: $50,000
Project: Backyard Drainage Project | Bethlehem, GA
Contact: Wanda Stover, 770-307-7100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Description: I am looking for some design work to create a drainage system in a low area of my property. It is one-acre, but the problem is in the back area. I would like to be able to have the standing water removed, as well as the possible installation of a French drain.
Opportunities: design and work on water-removal and drainage project
Challenges: remove standing water
Timeline: As soon as possible
Budget for design and installation: $800-1,000
Posted March 2019
Project Name: Naturesque Backyard in Winterville | Winterville, GA
Contact: Lawrence Harris, 678-814-2230, email@example.com
Project Description: We are hoping to create an oasis of a .75-acre backyard that is relaxing and walkable. There are many great potential plants: magnolia, daffodils, and beautiful trees. An incline to the house does collect water with rain, but it also creates an opportunity to design a pathway through the existing nature and plants in the yard. The yard is basically a blank slate. Would like to see a design that makes the yard a useable space (walkway, sitting area) without compromising the natural landscape.
Opportunities: large yard; blank slate; planting opportunities
Challenges: Yard has a lot of trees which homeowner likes, but would like them to be purposeful; weeds grow back quickly; lots of underbrush
Timeline for completion: Spring-Summer 2019
Budget for design work: $200
Budget for installation: Conservative