Urban Design Director

A high-profile leadership role for international practice with an urban design focus.
  • Salary: £80000-120,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 46857

About this role

A strategic role focused on urban design and masterplanning is required for a global practice.  With studios across the globe, covering a range of sectors, typologies and size of project the client has a truly global footprint.  Each office focuses on their local region, with London considered a medium-to-large office.

This role is new to the practice, based on the increase in work and project wins in urban and masterplanning.  The talented team require an architect or urban designer with strong leadership, mentoring and nurturing to develop their skills in this specific sector.  The successful applicant will have substantial in-depth knowledge of the market in urban design, tailored towards the private sector.  Larger project experience is preferred or an architect/urban designer looking to progress to this scale.  The successful applicant would have a range of typologies including infrastructure, residential, defense/justice, retail across the UK.

The studio is looking for dynamic, enterprising and compelling leaders who are ready to develop and grow an existing sector. A rewarding and challenging role with a practice who’s culture values and compensates well for success and achievements.

Applicants who have a prominent UK project among their samples and a genuine dedication to urban design and masterplanning will be best suited.

Hazel Whittaker

Bio: Hazel graduated with a First Class Hons in Textile Design from Trent. Her work was spotted at Islington Design fair and she then worked for a bespoke design studio in London before travelling the world. She moved into construction recruitment in the UAE after working with the likes of HOK, Peter Marino and Jestico & Whiles on stunning hotel schemes. Hazel then moved back to the UK to focus on architecture recruitment for the next four years and has spent the last two years turning a small start-up firm into a 1.2 million turnover business. She is very much a hands-on designer and recently designed and made a dress for Katy Perry. Hazel joined Bespoke Careers in March 2018 with the remit to expand our global offering with a focus on the EMEA region.

+44 (0)207 24 24 909

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