Location: Chicago, IL

Urban Designer II

Salary: commensurate with experience

Farr Associates is a sustainability-focused architecture, urban planning, and urban design firm located in Chicago, IL, dedicated to creating sustainable urban places.

We are growing and are seeking an Urban Designer passionate about their work. Projects in the studio focus on master planning, site planning, urban design, zoning, community outreach, with a strong emphasis on implementation. Projects are often a hybrid of urban planning and design, therefore, we are looking for candidates that can effectively contribute to both areas.

This position will manage projects within the Urban Design Studio, including communicating with clients, managing timelines, and budgets, and working with peers to see design projects to completion.


  • Someone who shares our vision for sustainable, socially-equitable, and economically-viable design
  • 4+ Years of experience in architecture, urban planning and design, landscape architecture, or a related field.
  • Project management experience
  • Strong design skills and sensibilities
  • Proficient in Adobe Suites, AutoCad, and 3D programs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and stakeholders
  • AICP, AIA, RLA accredited or on an accreditation track
  • Ability to manage project deliverables, deadlines and budgets
  • Good public facilitation skills
  • Good communication, writing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of GIS a plus; hand sketching skills a plus
  • Ability to travel as required (Covid permitting)

How to Apply
If interested, please email resume, cover letter, and sample portfolio as a single PDF (one document, all other submissions will not be considered) less than 5MB to: with “Urban Designer Application” in the subject line.

No calls please.