Lead Designer - Master Planning & Urban Design

A Multi Disciplinary  Design Studio seeks a lead Urban Designer/Master Planner with 10+ YEO to join their Portland team!
  • Salary: US $120,000-130,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portland
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 51042

About this role


A multi disciplinary  design studio with offices Portland and Kansas city is seeking a design-focused Registered Architect and Urban Designer  to join their Portland team . You must be a creative thinker with a strong background in urban design and planning, as well as commercial-scale landscape architecture. This is a design-forward firm that is looking for someone to work with the leadership team of the firm.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage internal project teams and oversee outside consultants
  • Manage schedule and budget for master-planning projects.
  • Represent the firm at client meetings and oversee the work of other designers in the project. 
  • Serve as an internal resource and leader for quality control, document coordination and construction administration
  • Research and understand regulations, policies, strategies, guidelines and precedents that guide the project
  • Develop design solutions that integrate social function, practicality, context, and innovation.
  • Engage in design conceptualization utilizing a variety of mediums, including hand-drawing & digital drawing

Skills and Experience: 

  • 10+ years of experience  preferably working in an urban design studio with master planning experience
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Design or Architecture
  • Strong design communication skills, including the ability to hand-sketch in meetings
  • Demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary practice, recognizing the contribution of social science, sociology, psychology, and other areas beyond the field or architecture
  • Must be comfortable presenting to clients and other stakeholders 
  • Experience leading the design, documentation and implementation of parks, plazas, and other public open spaces
  • Experience managing, designing and documenting complex projects from concept design through construction
  • Knowledge of languages other than English is a plus



Talk to Asal about this position

Bio: After finishing her Master of Architecture degree at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Asal moved to Europe where she worked in the design and technology industry both in London and Milan. Returning to Los Angeles in 2017, she worked as an architectural designer with an innovative design-build architecture firm, before joining Bespoke Careers LA as an architectural consultant in June 2019.

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