Location: New York, NY

Senior Urban Designer

Cooper Robertson integrates architecture and urban design across all scales, from individual buildings to campuses and city districts. Founded in 1979, we are a dynamic and diverse mid-sized office that operates as a collective of architects working closely together to wed practicality and professional rigor with art and design.  We are seeking a highly motivated and talented senior urban designer with proven leadership and mentorship skills.

The firm’s work includes programming, planning, design of new buildings, adaptive reuse, and urban and campus planning. In addition, Cooper Robertson offers a range of opportunities to engage in pro-bono projects, office volunteer days, and internal design and research committees that inform and enrich our practice.

Acclaimed works by the firm include major cultural and educational buildings, exceptional residences and resorts, and large-scale urban redevelopments and campus master plans.  Recent projects include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Drury University Business School, Princeton University Art Museum, George Washington University Master Plan, and Edible Academy in the New York Botanical Garden.

Cooper Robertson is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to addressing racial and social justice in all that we do – as professionals, community members, and global citizens.


  • Day-to-day leadership role in management of project teams and consultants
  • Direct design and develop documents for urban design and campus planning projects
  • Formulate and manage project schedules, budgets, and scopes of work
  • Lead proposal writing, estimating fees and scope of work, and attending interviews for potential projects
  • Engage in firm-wide design discussions and research initiatives


  • 10 or more years’ experience
  • Professional architectural degree required; advanced architectural degree or advanced degree or concentration in urban design or planning a plus
  • Experience in architectural design, urban design and campus planning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Graphics Suite, and Microsoft Office
  • Architectural licensure preferred. LEED accreditation or other green building professional certification is a plus.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, work samples (max 10MB), and salary requirements to with “Senior Urban Designer” in the subject line.