Urban Designer - New Grad



Your Role

As a Gensler Urban Designer you will contribute and develop strong, creative and innovative design concepts on a range of urban design and master planning projects.

What You Will Do

  • Contribute and co-lead in developing strong, creative and innovative design concepts on a broad range of urban design and master planning projects including:
  • Transit oriented development
  • Large-scale urban infill development
  • Mixed-use development
  • Community and neighborhood master planning
  • District and citywide master planning
  • New communities
  • Campus planning for education, medical, or general institutions
  • Suburban master planning
  • Develop, collaborate and advance conceptual and schematic designs on urban design and master planning projects
  • Strong visualization skills to express design both in plan and three dimensionally 
  • Prepare narrative reports and presentations that communicate the design process and concepts
  • Analyze/ synthesize and document project influences
  • Assist in presentations and production of urban design and master planning projects
  • Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination
  • Assist in programming and project schedules
  • Assist in business development for the Planning and Urban Design practice area
  • Act as a team leader in coordinating and reviewing of work product
  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programs
  • Interact through projects and other office wide initiatives with other studios and practice areas

Your Qualifications

  • 0 – 3 years’ experience of related urban design, urban planning and architecture
  • Bachelor’s degree, plus Master’s degree in architecture and urban design/urban planning or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of land use planning, residential, retail, commercial and mixed-use development
  • Proven background in creative collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, from concept through presentation
  • Knowledge of urban planning, zoning and policy
  • Strong experience in 3D building massing and conceptualization
  • REQUIRED: Proficient in AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch Up
  • Proficient in 3D Studio Max, Rhino, GIS or other 3D equivalent rendering programs 

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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