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Senior Urban Designer/Project Manager

Seattle

Mithun seeks an experienced, multi-faceted Senior Urban Designer/Project Manager to join our team. You will move the needle on resilient urbanism and equitable growth on a range of urban projects from transit station area and corridor plans to district and neighborhood frameworks. The Senior Urban Designer leads project teams and supports excellence on large-scale, complex projects, collaborating with multiple disciplines both within Mithun’s integrated design team and externally. You lead client and stakeholder coordination, design meetings, and oversee multiple projects concurrently, ensuring that project and client objectives are met. With a focus on design and implementation, you coordinate with other team members, including project managers, design staff, and other disciplines to facilitate design integration, alignment with technical requirements for all urban design aspects, and community/stakeholder considerations. As an integrated design firm, Mithun offers opportunities for you to engage on a range of project scales and types including specialized urban design expertise roles on built work design teams.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Directs design, technical aspects and production deliverables of multiple large-scale projects and teams, keeping projects on track and creating success for private, public, institutional and non-profit clients
  • Responsible for presentations and public facilitation
  • Strong writing and project management skills are required
  • Demonstrated experience designing at the district scale (eg: 10+ acres)
  • Thorough understanding of urban design concepts, including public realm design, massing-level architectural design, multi-modal transportation, zoning/policy analysis, real estate economics, and district-scale sustainability
  • Knowledge of architectural / vertical development urban design considerations, including code and constructability requirements, as well as parking
  • Knowledge of transit integration considerations is a plus
  • Multi-lingual skills are a plus
  • Communication and drawing tool abilities include graphic representation and drawing, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and Rhino. Revit and AutoCAD are ideal.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture or Architecture and 10+ years relevant professional experience
  • Additional education, training or experience in a complimentary discipline such as Environmental Studies or Public Health is a plus

At Mithun, our design has purpose—to create positive change in people’s lives. We are an internationally recognized leader in planning and design, with a focus on sustainable performance, human health and social equity. Mithun has been recognized with diverse national awards including six AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Awards, ULI Global Award of Excellence, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, CNU Charter Awards, EPA Smart Growth Achievement award, and an APA Great Places in America award. Mithun is a JUST organization and ranked among the top firms in the nation by Architect magazine.

We embrace justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) as key expressions of our mission of Design for Positive Change. We are committed to promoting JEDI both internally and externally, in our firm culture, project work and partnerships. Our goal is not just good intentions but real impact for the people, communities and clients we serve.