Urban Design Studio Leader

Organization

Farr Associates

Job Description

Farr Associates is an architecture, urban planning, and urban design firm located in Chicago, IL, dedicated to creating sustainable urban places. We want to grow and are seeking an Urban Design Studio Leader who shares our vision for sustainable, socially-equitable, and urbanist design. 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 urban design, therefore, we are looking for candidates that can effectively contribute to both areas. This position will oversee the operations of the Urban Design Studio, contribute to business development, and represent the firm in front of clients and stakeholders. 

Qualifications

  • 10+ Years of experience in architecture, urban planning and design, landscape architecture, or a related field.

  • Strong design skills and sensibilities

  • AICP, AIA, or RLA accredited; LEED accreditation preferred

  • Ability to effectively manage Studio Designers and oversee Studio goals, strategies, and operations

  • Able to represent the firm in front of potential clients, project clients, and stakeholders

  • Ability to craft marketing proposals and contribute to business development

  • Excellent public facilitation skills

  • Excellent communication, writing and editing skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Proficient in Adobe Suite; knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS, and 3D programs a plus; hand sketching skills a plus

  • Ability to travel as required 

This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefits.

If interested please email resume, cover letter and sample portfolio or work samples as a single PDF less than 10MB to: grant@farrside.com

No calls please.