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Seeking an Urban Designer to join our team!

Type: Full-time, Salaried position. Open until filled.

Location: Berkeley, CA or Los Angeles, CA

Relevant Experience: 5+ Years

About the Position & Firm

R+A is hiring an Intermediate Urban Designer with 5+ years of relevant experience to join our growing urban design practice. The position offers the opportunity to take on a range of responsibilities, with a focus on urban design, physical planning, and preparing development and design regulations. The ideal candidate should be an independent self-starter who enjoys a casual and fun work environment but can multi-task and remain organized and focused within the fast-paced demands of consulting.

R+A is a mission-driven planning, policy, urban design, and research firm with offices in Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. We bring a multidisciplinary approach to planning, design, policy, and applied research. To address the complexity of communities, R+A integrates interrelated disciplines — land use and urban design, sustainability and green building, public health and equity, and community engagement — into planning and applied research efforts.


  • Urban design support on a variety of projects, from site planning studies to specific plans to comprehensive plans.

  • Graphic design, data analysis, GIS analysis, 3D modeling, and map-making.

  • Writing, research, and policy development for planning and design documents.

  • Assisting with public outreach and participation, including workshops and social media.

  • Project management (may vary depending on level of experience).

  • Administrative tasks, such as updating project web sites and writing meeting summaries.

  • Writing and organizing proposals.

Skills and Experience

Required & Desired skills and experience include:

  • Required- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Design, or related field.

  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant work experience in urban design, architecture, zoning, and/or physical planning.

  • Excellent design, written and oral communication skills.

  • 3-D modeling, GIS, and CAD skills (SketchUp, AutoCAD, ArcGIS etc.).

  • Graphic design, document layout, and infographics skills, using Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills.

  • Knowledge of land use planning (General Plans, Specific Plans, zoning codes, FBC, CEQA).

  • Fluency in spoken and/or written Spanish is desired but not required.

Salary and Benefits

  • A competitive salary + annual bonus.

  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision.

  • Retirement account and company-sponsored contributions.

  • Time and resources for professional development.

  • Hybrid work environment.

For More Information

For more information, please email and one of our staff members will be in touch.

To Apply for This Position

Send an email with a cover letter (may be in the body of the email), resume and, if relevant, examples of work products (10 pages max) to Please put “Urban Designer” in the subject line.

Raimi + Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diversified workforce. Selection is based on merit without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

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