Senior Urban Designer / Studio Leader



SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as an Senior Urban Designer/Studio Leader for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.

Desired skills and expertise:

  • Graduation from an accredited architectural degree program and successful completion of a second degree or course of study in architecture, planning, urban design or landscape architecture.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in all aspects of urban design and planning.
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of general architectural and urban design practice, including programming, site planning, analysis, design, building types and production.
  • Awareness of, and commitment to, SOM standards, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Rhino.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in marketing and business development.
  • Professional licensure or certification in either architecture or urban planning.
  • A demonstrated history of innovative or award-winning design work.

SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.

At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy and how to apply offline:

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Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc).  Applications without work samples will not be reviewed.  Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB.

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