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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.


Responsibilities

  • 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 jobs@raimiassociates.com 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 jobs@raimiassociates.com. 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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