Urban Design Lead Architect

Ankrom Moisan Architects Ankrom Moisan Architects Employer:
Seattle, WA, USLocation:
Fri, May 17 '19Posted on:

Ankrom Moisan Architects is seeking creative, self-motivated, highly collaborative Urban Designer with 8+ years of professional experience in urban design and architectural design. This position requires an individual whose multi-faceted talents will help grow our urban design and planning practice in Seattle. Working on behalf of the urban design + planning Studio Leader in Portland, Oregon you will be a resource for architectural teams on multi-scale, mixed-use projects while helping the planning team pursue and manage physical planning projects.

The Ankrom Moisan Urban Design + Planning Studio is a small group of like-minded urbanists with a wide range of expertise. Our focus is on design and implementation of urban environments. This includes district plans, transit-oriented development, revitalization strategies, public realm guidelines and community design. These project types require a robust understanding of successful transit-oriented urban development; mixed-use projects, infrastructure and public realm design and community outreach.

The ideal candidate has an exceptional urban design and graphic sensibility. A clear understanding of urban design fundamentals, proficient oral and written communication skills, the ability to keep a project on task managing design and schedule, ability to forge relationships with diverse groups, an understanding of regulatory frameworks and entitlement processes.

The following are key abilities needed:

  • Active listener who effectively communicates urban design strategy and initiates creative solutions for the public realm
  • Strong knowledge of urban design and physical planning strategy and best practices that can be applied to multi-scale projects
  • Experience in urban site analysis and documenting critical site design influences that serves as design drivers
  • Ability to illustrate urban design and planning concepts graphically in a clear and effective manner
  • Must have critical thinking skills to create materials for engaging and creative presentations through storytelling
  • Ability to lead project content and creative direction, including graphic content, concept plans, diagrams, models, renderings, maps, document layout and narratives
  • Proactively communicates with Studio Leader regarding project needs
  • Keeps abreast of national trends in the urban design and planning industry and how they apply to Ankrom Moisan’s approach and delivery
  • Develops scope of work documents, design schedules, and budgets for project proposals and assists with the preparation of proposal content. Contributes to overall studio marketing and business development strategies
  • Effective communication skills and ability to clearly explain urban design approach to internal teams, clients, city stakeholders, community groups and review committees
  • Proven written and graphic communication to clearly narrate design intent
  • Ability to engage and coordinate with project consultants
  • Ability to assist with architectural design and schematic design
  • Critical thinking skills to push teams to innovate and respond with creativity
  • Hand sketching skills preferred


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture or Landscape Architecture
  • Strong background in urban design
  • Proficiency with MS Office, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, CAD and Revit
  • Knowledge of and skill using Bluebeam, Newforma, InDesign, Photoshop and Smartsheet are preferred
  • A demonstrated knowledge of current codes and their application.

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Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions. Applications without work samples will not be reviewed. Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB.

Candidates only. No phone calls or recruiters please.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


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