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Urban Designer / Project Manager

Join the No. 1 ranked architecture firm (2017 Architect 50 Sustainability Category: Architect Magazine) and work alongside the best talent in the world who will challenge and inspire you every day.

We have an immediate opening for a Urban Designer / Project Manager in our Portland office with a focus on our urban design projects in Japan. A successful candidate may have the option to be based out of our Seattle, Los Angeles, or Vancouver, BC office. At ZGF, we thrive on multi-disciplinary engagement at the intersection of architecture and urban design and is distinguished by creative and intellectual curiosity.

About You:

  • Fluency speaking and writing in Japanese is a required skill set for this position.
  • You have an Architecture,  Landscape Architecture, or Urban Design degree.
  • 4-10 years of experience working as an Urban Designer with project managemnt and client facing expereince. 
  • A creative problem solver with well-rounded design skills and the ability to work independently, learn fast, and balance multiple projects, often with short schedules and quick deadlines.
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and 3D Max.
  • 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.

As an integral part of our collaborative and outgoing team environment, you will provide graphics, design, and overall team support for urban design and master planning projects that encompass mixed-use developments, multi-family and high-rise residential, major institutional, and cutting-edge technology clients, to name a few.

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