Urban Designer

Portland, OR

Walker Macy is a nationally recognized design and planning firm known for outstanding public-facing projects. We lead landscape architecture, urban design, and planning projects throughout the Western United States. Our collaborative and team-oriented office practices planning and urban design as an integrated element of our work. Our planning and urban design work adheres closely to the firm’s focus on place-based, socially conscious design with a commitment to equity, sustainability, innovation, and client service. We enjoy a broad range of project types that include planning and urban design for campuses, educational facilities, neighborhoods, streetscape, parks and trails, mixed use development, waterfronts, and more.

We are seeking a talented urban designer with at least two years of relevant experience in an urban design-related practice to assist with planning and urban design work in our Portland office. This position requires a professional degree in urban design and planning (postgraduate level), landscape architecture (BLA or MLA), or architecture (B. Arch or M. Arch). The position requires a strong understanding of physical planning and design as well as clear graphic communication skills and working abilities in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, GIS, CAD, and SketchUp/Rhino. Hand drawing skills are an asset. Our ideal team member will have writing and communication skills, and will be self-motivated, rigorous, collaborative, organized, and efficient. This position will support project management, including team coordination, scheduling, and deadline management of our work.

Walker Macy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submission requirements include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio with work samples demonstrating relevant urban design and planning experience – 12 pages or less, no bigger than 8.5 x 11-inch pages, in a PDF of 10 MB or less. Please include a brief description of the projects described, your role, and identify the medium used for each graphic (i.e., GIS, Illustrator, SketchUp, Photoshop, hand rendering, etc.)

Please email your applications and portfolio materials to:

Applications will be accepted until January 21st, and then top candidates will be invited for an interview in late January/early February 2022.

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