Urban Designer Level I

John Kaliski Architects (JKA) John Kaliski Architects (JKA) Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Sun, Aug 22 '21Posted on:

JKA is seeking a full-time, Level I, Urban Designer. Candidates should have either an undergraduate or graduate degree in urban design and/or architecture and a passion for place-making and built-form policies

JKA is a full-service, 12-person architecture and urban design firm working on multi-family, hospitality, commercial, residential, and urban design projects. Our mission is to foster places and buildings that further social equity and support health, happiness, and well-being. We are growing our office through a design and thinking culture of collaboration, respect, diversity, mentorship, leadership, and opportunity.


  • Demonstrated ability with design software including Adobe Creative Suite (PS, AI, ID), SketchUp, CAD, Revit, Revit FormIt, ARCGIS, ARCGIS Urban, or similar
  • Strong and collaborative writing, communication, and presentation skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and similar
  • Interest in zoning and form-based codes
  • Must be Los Angeles/Southern California based and able to work at JKA a minimum of three days per week
  • Ability to start work no later than September 13, 2020
  • Long-term US work authorization only

JKA's urban design projects include design standards and guidelines, form-based codes, specific plans, area plans, urban design and architectural feasibility case studies, urban form policies, and design for public clients.

JKA provides a full range of benefits including a health plan, 401K, Metro pass/parking, and ARE support.

Due to the high volume of resumes we receive we are only able to respond to those we interview.

No calls, no recruiters.


Please send a cover letter, resume, written, and graphic portfolio/work samples (maximum 10MB) to

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