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Urban Designer

Design Workshop, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Landscape Architecture
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 


Founded in 1969, Design Workshop, Inc. (a 100% ESOP-Owned Company) is an international landscape architecture, land planning, urban design and strategic services firm with eight offices in the U.S. and work spanning the globe. The firm has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards for its work in urban design, regional/urban planning, parks, open spaces, residential gardens, institutions, resorts, new communities and more. The firm's philosophy challenges the project team to equally integrate and balance artistic vision, environmental sensitivity, community values and sound economics to create unique places that stand the test of time. Design Workshop is dedicated to creating legacy projects for our clients, for society and for the well-being of our planet.


Provides urban design, community design, site planning, neighborhood design, design guidelines, form based / hybrid codes and project management services to a wide variety of private and public clients. Serves in a firm-wide leadership role in the pursuit and implementation of legacy work through exceptional design, project graphic communication, planning, business development, and project management.


  • An undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited landscape architecture or architecture program with an emphasis in urban design is required
  • A master’s degree in landscape architecture, urban design, or architecture is preferred
  • Experience with site planning of residential neighborhoods, mixed-use districts, master planned communities is required
  • Understanding of the development process from project acquisition, site yield testing, framework master planning, schematic planning, entitlement process
  • Strong skills in planning and urban design, site design
  • Familiarity and experience planning with different building typologies including podium buildings, wrap buildings, etc.
  • Familiarity planning with all the different land uses including residential, retail, office, resort/hospitality
  • Demonstrated ability in both hand drawing and digital drawing to quickly solve urban design problems
  • Experience with various graphic communication media and programs
  • Demonstrated ability in project management
  • Self-motivated with the ability and desire to lead others; and
  • The proven ability and desire to engage and retain clients as well as mentor less-experienced staff.


The salary for this position is dependent on experience. This position is benefits eligible. Benefits include comprehensive health, wealth, and well-being benefits. Under Ownership of the company is held in an ESOP Trust, which is funded entirely by company.


Published on:
May 19, 2021 - 3:14pm
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