Urban Designer

Cooper Robertson Cooper Robertson Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Aug 22 '17Posted on:

Recognized internationally for its successes in making thriving places, the award-winning design firm Cooper Robertson integrates architecture and urban design at many scales, from buildings to parks to city districts. Founded in 1979, the firm is led by a diverse core group of accomplished professionals. Acclaimed works by the firm include large-scale urban redevelopments, campus master plans, waterfront resiliency plans, major cultural and educational buildings, and exceptional residences and resorts.

Cooper Robertson seeks an experienced Urban Designer to join our team. Candidate will work closely with partners, directors and senior leadership on multiple urban design projects at various scales.


  • Demonstrate creative thinking abilities and contribute to firm-wide design excellence goals
  • Contribute significantly to the design process, working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams of consultants
  • Execute zoning, land use and urban design contextual evaluations to identify development opportunities
  • Prepare master plans for academic, research and other institutional clients
  • Prepare site layouts for residential, educational and mixed use developments
  • Execute design studies of the public realm, parks and open spaces
  • Establish design guidelines for building form, architectural character and site planning
  • Develop presentation graphics, written reports, 2d and 3d analytic and conceptual drawings, digital and physical models
  • Demonstrate reliable understanding of the relationship between design and constructability
  • Participate in the design and construction phases of public realm projects


  • 5+ years progressive and relevant work experience
  • Professional degree required; advanced degree preferred with ideal candidate possessing degrees in architecture as well as planning or urban design. Professional licensure a plus.
  • Experience in master planning of mixed use developments, urban redevelopment and revitalization, campus planning, and transit oriented development.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, REVIT/BIM, Adobe Graphics Suite, Geographic Information System (GIS) and other related design software
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Must be proactive and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills

Please submit a cover letter, resume, work samples (max 10MB), and salary requirements to with “Urban Designer” in the subject line. Cooper Robertson is an equal opportunity employer and provides a competitive, comprehensive benefits package.

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