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Mid-Level Urban Designer

ZGF is seeking a Mid-Level Urban Designer to join our team in our Vancouver office. At ZGF, we thrive on multi-disciplinary engagement at the intersection of architecture and urban design and are distinguished by creative and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for thoughtful individuals with excellent communication and design skills. The ideal candidate will have between 5-10 years of professional experience and will bring design excellence to every project.

As a Mid-Level Urban Designer, you will….

  • Perform assignments with general direction, no immediate supervision, and work independently as well as collaboratively with others toward design solutions
  • Assist in developing design and technical solutions for projects in all phases, including graphics, renderings, physical modeling, and performance metrics for the successful communication of the design goals
  • Provide production of design drawings, presentation drawings, and digital models in support of design teams
  • Research products and materials, review existing projects, and those under construction to inform the production of design documentation
  • Contribute to the effective performance of the project team regarding project quality, schedule, and budget
  • Assist in the execution of Construction Administration responsibilities and project close-out
  • Contribute to general office-wide initiatives and marketing efforts
  • Demonstrate motivation in seeking new responsibilities and challenges
  • Analysis and concept diagrams


  • You have a Landscape Architecture, Architecture Degree and/or Urban Design Degree
  • A creative problem solver with well-rounded Urban Design skills and the ability to work independently, with multi-disciplined teams, and balance multiple projects, often with short schedules and quick deadlines
  • Experience with complex multi-phased higher education, large transit, healthcare, civic and/or commercial development projects is desired
  • You are interested in honing your technical ability with materials and constructability
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to illustrate urban planning and design concepts graphically in a clear and effective manner
  • Organizational and critical thinking skills to create materials for engaging and creative presentations through storytelling
  • Knowledge of planning policies at a local and national level
  • Experience with Construction Documents and Construction Administration are preferred 

Apply With: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

Applications without a cover letter, resume and portfolio will not be reviewed. Portfolios should be a link to URL or one PDF attachment.

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