Urban Designer

GGLO GGLO Employer:
Seattle, WA, USLocation:
Tue, Jan 2 '18Posted on:

At GGLO, we believe: Design sparks opportunity | Design stirs the soul | Design promotes vitality |Design fosters relationships |Design improves lives

GGLO designs distinct places where people connect and thrive.

We seek to bring the essence of community alive in each of our projects – believing that the fundamental desire to interact and feel a part of something that can be evoked through design. This perspective runs deep through our practice, helping ensure our solutions have the most positive impact in any context. We believe it’s both the opportunity and responsibility of design to inspire the best aspects of community.

The award-winning team at GGLO, a collaborative and integrated firm in Seattle, seeks:

Urban Designer: 5-7 years of experience

About The Role

The primary function of the Urban Designer is to support the project team in the completion of one or more projects in accordance with established goals and scope of that project(s). Collaborates with all team members in an effective and efficient manner and works under direction of and in collaboration with key project team members (Principal-in-Charge, Project Manager, project Designer, etc.).

What You Have (Requirements)

  • 5 or more years of professional experience, with 1 year minimum relevant US work experience
  • Working towards or holds an Architecture License
  • Degree from an accredited University in the United States
  • Demonstrated ability to
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • LEED accreditation (BD+C or ND)
  • Experience with Revit, SketchUp and Deltek Vision
  • Experience in our core markets
  • Ability to mentor less experienced staff
  • Proven history of excellent interpersonal, leadership, communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Windows OS
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare materials and production of products for presentations that communicate design process and concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to and manage production of deliverables
  • Technical understanding of buildings and how buildings come together to form a community
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quality work

Successful GGLO Architects Have:


We are proud to be one of Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Employers to work for! Along with competitive salaries, we offer a generous benefit package including fully paid Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, a 401K with employer match program, annual Profit Sharing contributions, as well as an annual discretionary bonus opportunity for all employees. Our employees enjoy activities including  Thursday Crit’s, our Emerging Professionals Group, frequent happy hours, weekly lunch ‘n’ learns, formal and informal mentorship programs, along with various staff events and parties throughout the year.  Other perks include paid licensure and industry memberships, paid trainings, time off, ORCA commuter passes, bike parking for cyclists, office bicycles for use, flexible schedules, casual dress code, relaxed atmosphere, pet policy, indoor gym, summer concert series in our outdoor space, and a collaborative, stable environment. Join our team- and love where you work.


What This Means For Your Career

Our employees are a talented mix of individuals who embody every aspect of an integrated practice, who are catalysts for community through an integrated, research-based approach with sustainable design competency as a prerequisite.  We offer the opportunity to align your long-term career goals with a variety of projects and clients while working with Principals from multiple markets. 

How To Apply

Send your resume and condensed portfolio (5MB or less) to along with a brief paragraph of the requirements you fit. Be sure to include your salary requirements. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

GGLO, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture.

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