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Urban Designer


We are seeking a collaborative Urban Designer with 1-3 years of experience to join Mithun. As a part of our interdisciplinary team, you will help move the needle on resilient urbanism and equitable growth. Projects will range in scale across community, corridor, public realm and district plans – with a focus on design and implementation. Some examples include transit-oriented, sustainable urban development; infrastructure and public realm design; mixed-use projects. We currently collaborate in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Mondays and Fridays are flexible workdays that allow employees to work in the office or from home. 

About Mithun

At Mithun, our design has purpose—to create positive change in people’s lives. We are an internationally recognized leader in sustainability, combining exemplary design with a focus on building and site performance, human health and social equity. Since the inception of the practice in 1949, our work has been recognized with hundreds of peer and industry awards including the 2023 AIA Architecture Firm Award, eight AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Awards, two national ASLA awards, three national EPA Smart Growth Awards, a national APA award, and a ULI Global Award of Excellence. 

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. A JUST organization since 2017, Mithun’s goal is not just good intentions but real impact for the people, communities and clients we serve. 

Role & Responsibilities 

  • Support urban design projects and contribute to the success of an interdisciplinary design team through data gathering, research, analysis and providing creative support and assistance throughout the design process. 
  • Perform design studies to support the team developing concept and framework plans.
  • Develop analytical and design graphics. 
  • Contribute to the preparation of design documentation and client materials. 
  • Coordinate input and produce revisions to drawings, project deliverables, and materials.
  • Participate in community engagement workshops and charrettes. 
  • Communicate urban design concepts effectively to diverse stakeholders. 
  • Provide attention to varied needs for private, public, institutional and non-profit clients. 


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture or architecture. 
  • 1-3 years of relevant urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture professional experience at the district scale (10+ acres).
  • Understanding of systems thinking. 
  • Solid communication and time management skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience preparing presentation materials, reports, research and analyses. 
  • 3D modelling and parametric design software skills. 
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.), Rhino, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and GIS. 

Nice-to-haves (but not required)

  • Proficiency with Revit. 
  • Post-graduate professional experience is highly desirable. 
  • Experience with community engagement. 
  • Experience with zoning and development codes. 
  • Actively engaged with professional organizations such as APA, AIA, ASLA, and ULI. 

Please submit your resume and relevant work samples. 

Mithun offers medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid parental leave, transit benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan and discretionary bonus opportunity based on firm profitability and individual performance. Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts are available based on eligibility requirements.  Paid time off includes eight holidays and vacation accrual of two weeks per year. The expected range of compensation for this role is $60,000 to $69,000 per year. Pay ranges differ by location. 

Mithun is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

This position is based at our Seattle, WA location.  

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