Urban Designer & Project Manager 

Employer: MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design, LLP
Job Title: Planner & Engagement Specialist
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Seattle, WA
Opening Date: 11/30/2018
Closing Date: Open until filled 

Job Description: MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design is seeking a creative, independent, and collaborative individual to lead urban design projects, including public realm/streetscape improvements and a variety of community plans, such as urban center, waterfront, transit-oriented, regional design, and strategic implementation plans.


  • Five years minimum experience managing projects or tasks within the urban design, community planning, site master planning, and/or public realm design field
  • Degree in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, or related field
  • Strong graphic (illustration, sketching, rendering, visualization, infographic, etc) and graphic design skills
  • Strong site planning and public realm design skills
  • Competency with Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and Sketchup
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Outstanding administrative, organization, and project management skills, including the ability to work independently and proactively as well as lead teams on complex projects
  • Ability to produce, track, and manage deliverables with overlapping deadlines in a fast-paced, high-expectation environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, such as humor and empathy, and grounded in principles of racial and social equity
  • Ability to facilitate focus groups, workshops, charrettes, roundtables, large group dialogues, etc
  • Ability to build long-term relationships with clients • Ability to solve problems and resolve conflicts

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with GIS and Rhino
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Enjoys research and analysis
  • Ability to travel
  • Candidates with less experience that can demonstrate strong capabilities will also be considered.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and work samples to: [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Supplemental Information: MAKERS has been a leader in the urban design, facilities, and military planning and community planning fields for 45 years, consistently taking on and shaping projects that help our clients, communities, and the profession. As a women-owned small business, MAKERS believes staff with diverse backgrounds enrich and benefit our team, firm, and community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.