Architect/Urban Designer

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Thu, May 17 '18Posted on:

Perkins Eastman is a global architecture and design firm guided by the belief that design can have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. With more than 1,000 employees in 15 locations around the world, we collaborate seamlessly across borders, barriers, and disciplines to connect people and ideas. Whether conceiving of new healthcare models, reviving a local landmark as a boutique hotel, or helping communities become more resilient, we are united in a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the human experience. If everything is design, everything we do is HUMAN BY DESIGN.


We are seeking an Architect/Urban Designer with a keen interest in Architecture and Cities. The Urban Designer shall be interested in the production of creative and original designs involving creative design thinking with implementable solutions. This designer will be involved in projects encompassing urban redevelopment, waterfronts, transit orientated development, strategic planning, downtown revitalization, large scale mixed use and design of public realm. This involves both plans and buildings and one who can “breach the divide”. We seek someone who is able to work with design and planning teams, consultants and clients exhibiting entrepreneurial skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and deliver presentations for public, private and institutional sector clients.
  • Advance designs for large-scale urban projects using 3D modeling and digital presentation, urban design diagramming, GIS based analytical analysis.
  • Prepare and participate in stakeholder and public meetings.
  • Prepare final reports including first draft of text and layout in Adobe InDesign. Responsible for primarily conceptual, and schematic design.
  • Collaborate within multidisciplinary, multi-consultant design and planning teams.
  • Responsible for writing proposals for public RFPs.
  • Ability to travel off site and flexibility with changing priorities.
  • Develop, check and coordinate technical aspects of the design of a project.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Architecture is required. Degree in Urban Design a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Architecture, Urban Design or Planning projects in the US.
  • Professional Architectural License preferred.
  • Experience in large scale urban and mixed use projects.
  • Experience in site planning and zoning analysis.
  • Experience in public sector.
  • Must have high quality of 3D rendering.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong digital and hand graphic/diagraming to help present and explain complex stories.
  • Verbal communication and ability to write narrative text.
  • Proficient with computer-assisted design software such as AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite such as (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design); 3D software such as Sketchup. Revit, Rhino or Grasshopper a plus. 

How to Apply:

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

 Link: Human By Design

Perkins Eastman is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information

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