Urban Designer 2


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 Designer 2. 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 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.


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

  • Project management experience

  • Strong design skills and sensibilities

  • AICP, AIA, RLA accredited or on an accreditation track; LEED accreditation preferred

  • Someone who shares our vision for sustainable, socially-equitable, and urbanist design

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and stakeholders

  • Ability to manage project deliverables, deadlines and budgets

  • Good public facilitation skills

  • Good communication, writing and editing skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Proficient in Adobe Suites, AutoCad, and 3D programs.

  • Knowledge of GIS 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.