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Urban Designer

City of West Hollywood
Published
March 8, 2020
Location
West Hollywood, CA
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Urban Designer

Urban Design & Architecture Studio

Application deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:00pm Pacific Time

*For detail position information, please review job bulletin on our job site.

City of West Hollywood - Urban Design & Architecture Studio is looking for an Urban Designer with diverse, multiple skill sets who can promote design thinking and environmentally responsive solutions through strong graphic communication skills, 3D modeling expertise, familiarity with land use and zoning policy, and capacity to generate and analyze proposed design solutions. Successful candidates must also demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with private property owners, developers, community members, decision makers and other stakeholders. In addition, ideal candidates also would demonstrate a capacity to elevate public awareness and share knowledge about the built environment in public settings. The position also includes administrative and management tasks as well as collaborating on a frequent basis with colleagues in other divisions or departments

Job Summary:

Performs complex technical and professional functions related to urban design projects and programs, including: serving as project manager for various urban design programs and projects; processing land use and development permits; reviewing land use and development proposals and providing design advice and recommendations to customers; guiding the design of new construction, replacement and improvement projects relating to the city-wide design vision and conformance with the City's General Plan and Zoning Code; working with applicants to identify potential code issues and reinforced needs for architectural proposals and urban design features to meet local codes and policies; taking on responsibility for urban design-related staff work in the evaluation of various projects; and developing reports and making presentations.

Exciting opportunity to promote design thinking and creative problem solving with the City's new studio enviornment:

  • Facilitiate design review process
  • Help envision the City's urban design future
  • Support the City's architecture and urban design projects
  • Collaborate with other divsions and consultants
  • Review new project applications
  • Peform leading edge research and analysis
  • Promote environmentally responsive design solutions
  • Participate in community engagement activities

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major course work in Urban Design, Architecture. Master's degree in Architecture preferred
  • 4-5 years of progressive responsible related experience

Licenses and Certification:

  • Licensed Architect (required)
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record.
  • AIA member preferred

Salary: $115,248 - $147,265 Annually (DOE)

Application deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:00pm Pacific Time

To Apply: Visit www.weho.org/jobs

Contact Information

Human Resources Division

hr@weho.org

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