Urban Designer I

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Designing a better, more beautiful world since 1935.

Job Details
As an Urban Designer I, you will:

  •  Provide creativity and assistance throughout the design process under routine guidance and following the process outlined by the team.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the team by adhering to firm and project goals and standards of excellence in design, execution, and living design.
  • Support data gathering, research, and creative exploration.
  • Analyze sites, programs, and other key project elements through quantitative and qualitative means.
  • Develop analytical and design drawings throughout the design process using analog (through sketching and physical modeling) and digital means (through digital analyses, sketching, and modeling).
  • Assist in preparing design documentation including master plan reports, design guidelines, and client-ready presentation materials.
  • Coordinate input and produces revisions to drawings, project deliverables, mock-ups, and other project material.
  • Assist in reviewing, evaluating, and integrating zoning and policy requirements into project design.
  • Assist in developing strategies for key urban frameworks and systems including but not limited to circulation, open space, buildings, and infrastructure.
  • Assist with project-related clients and public discussions and presentations.
  • Take increasing ownership on tasks within project teams and studio activities.
  • Exercise creative judgment in all aspects of the design process.
  • Proactively ask questions and expresses curiosity about the world of design and the industry at large.
  • Participate actively within collaborative team settings such as: casual team interactions, design charettes, reviews, and pin-ups.
  • Keep open communication within the team and with the designated team leader.
  • Communicate ideas and thoughts in a way that inspires others.
  • Assist with coordination among other design partners and consultants.
  • Self-check work for accuracy, omissions, legibility, and for document compliance in accordance with the Project Delivery Manual.
  • Complete tasks and responsibilities on projects, within the scope of work, schedule, and budget, in an organized, timely and consistent way.

For consideration, you should have:

  • 1-3+ years of experience.
  • A professional degree in urban design, landscape, architecture, or related discipline.
  • Functional knowledge in 2D/3D modeling, visualization, and graphic software; Revit strongly preferred.
  • Additional proficiencies may include site analysis, preliminary design studies, and field measurements.
  • Additional skills should include Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Enscape, VRay, Excel, ArcGIS, Grasshopper, and Rhino.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills, attention to detail, and motivation to learn.
  • Collaborative and professional work ethic.
  • LEED GA within 6 months of hire.
  • Preparing for professional licensure

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume and work samples. Include your resume and a compact, representative sample of your work (no larger than 6MB).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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