Urban Designer/Planner

LMN Architects

Seattle, WA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

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At LMN, we design places that elevate the social experience. LMN’s approach to urban design leverages the firm’s multidisciplinary studio to bring diverse perspectives to a variety of projects engaging the urban realm. Our urban systems lab undertakes assignments in many capacities, bringing a researched-based systems-approach to collaborative design and problem solving. We see every assignment as an opportunity to align the needs of local communities with governmental, institutional, and private infrastructure and development imperatives. Our process prioritizes in projects at the seams of traditionally conceived architectural and planning practice, including infrastructure design, campus planning, urban redevelopment, and planning strategy. Through all of our work we aim to provide our clients the tools to equitably, sustainably, and resiliently manage growth through policies, programs, and strategic investments.

Position Description

LMN’s urban system lab is a multi-disciplinary group of design professionals. A successful applicant will:

  • Work across traditional planning and urban design boundaries in a collaborative environment.
  • Manage multi-disciplinary teams from planning through construction administration.
  • Contribute to the planning and design development for complex, large-scale projects, which include urban infrastructure, transit, mixed-use development, and campus planning.
  • Provide planning and urban design support to architecture projects.
  • Facilitate and coordinate with complex stakeholder teams including public agencies, other consultants, owner, and contractor.
  • Show experience in inclusive engagement.
  • Play a pivotal role in elevating the work of the Urban Systems Lab inside and outside of the office.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree(s) in city planning, urban design, landscape architecture, architecture, or related field.
  • 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a range of planning and urban design contexts.
  • A working knowledge of planning history, theory, and contemporary planning best practices.
  • Experience with planning tasks such as demographic research and projections, public process, code development, and plan making.
  • Proficiency across the Adobe Creative Suite, Office, Rhino, Revit, ArcGIS , and emerging design and visualization technologies.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Technical writing skills, including design guidelines, zoning language, and RFP development.
  • Project and team management experience.

LMN is an internationally recognized design practice made up of architects, interior designers, and planners passionate about design and dedicated to collaboration. We are a single office of 140 people located in Seattle. Our focus is on creating buildings and places that enrich communities and the public realm across a diversity of project types—including education, convention centers, performing arts, commercial mixed-use, high-rise residential and transit facilities. In recognition of the quality of our work and professional leadership, LMN received the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest national honor bestowed upon an architectural practice. More information on LMN is available on our website at www.lmnarchitects.com.

LMN expects all employees to support its equal employment opportunity policy and is committed to fostering a workplace where everyone can work in a productive, respectful, and professional environment. LMN does not tolerate discrimination against its employees on the basis of their race, sex/gender, religion/creed, political ideology, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetics/genetic markers, military or Veteran status, sexual orientation, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posted October 19, 2021, 8:49 AM PDT

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