Position:  Senior Urban Designer
Location:  Ann Arbor, MI
Job Id:  189
# of Openings:  1

SENIOR URBAN DESIGNER/
PROJECT MANAGER – ANN ARBOR
 
The Ann Arbor office of Lord Aeck Sargent is seeking an accomplished, highly motivated full-time urban designer with strong design and business development experience to develop and lead a wide range of urban design projects.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, a good sense of humor and ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with many people at all levels of the firm.
 
Minimum Qualifications Required:
 
Background/Education
·         Must have an accredited advanced degree in Architecture, Urban Design and/or Landscape Architecture
·         In addition to the above, a degree in City/Urban Planning is a plus but not required
·         Professional registration (US) in architecture or landscape architecture and/or AICP certification
·         LEED accreditation is a plus but not required
·         Must have 10-15 years direct urban design experience in a design office environment
 
Knowledge and Skillset Required
·         Strong business development skills are a must. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to pursue, win and manage urban design projects at variety of scales and project/client types
·         Excellent client relationship skills and experience
·         Strong urban design skills (Portfolio required for consideration. Send a link or upload a file less than 5MB)
·         Must be comfortable in community and public settings and in collaborative design environments
·         Strong oral and written communication skills
·         Strong project management skills including guiding urban design processes and products, managing and mentoring junior Urban Designers, working to budgets and deadlines, and contract responsibilities
·         Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUP and Microsoft Office (ArcGIS/AutoCAD/Revit not required but is a plus)
·         Proficient with a variety of rendering, modeling and hand drawing techniques
·         Interest in sustainability, innovation, place-making and community design
 
Desired Personality Traits
·         Detail-oriented, methodical, meticulous, process-oriented, yet open to change and motivated by innovation
·         Great collaborator and communicator – excellent verbal and written skills are important
·         Ambitious self-starter with get-it-done attitude who strives for results and performs well under pressure
·         Career and leadership oriented
·         Good sense of humor
·         Creative, passionate
 
At Lord Aeck Sargent, we strive to make a positive difference in the built environment. Our mission is to provide innovative, responsive design - coupled with cutting-edge technological expertise and exceptional service - to our clients.  As an award-winning design firm, we maintain a high standard of excellence that our clients have come to expect. To do this we rely heavily upon, and invest significantly in, the success of our employees. Across our eight market sectors and six offices, we promote a collaborative, diverse environment that is at once challenging, stimulating, supportive, and fun.
 
Lord Aeck Sargent provides our employees with ongoing learning opportunities, great benefits and a team-centered environment. We encourage our employees to discover and develop their own particular talents, skills, and interests in order to reach their own full potential.  We believe that the key to our success as a firm is the personal and professional growth of the men and women who serve our clients every day.
 
Lord Aeck Sargent offers competitive salaries and strong personal and professional benefit packages including:
 
Personal Benefits
Medical, Prescription & Discount Vision Coverage
Dental Insurance
Dependent/Child Care Spending Accounts
Medical Spending Accounts
401(k) with Company Match
Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
Life Insurance (Employee and Family)
Holidays
Paid Personal Leave
 
Professional Benefits
Internal and External Continuing Education Opportunities
Professional Memberships Reimbursement
Building Product Lunches
Project Site Tours
Company Wide Social Gatherings
 
Lord Aeck Sargent is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Affirmative Action.
 
Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact crosenbaum@lordaecksargent.com or Cheryl Rosenbaum at 404-253-1469 for assistance with an accommodation.
 
Please upload all resumes and portfolios to the Careers web page at www.lordaecksargent.com

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