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Canada M5T 2C8
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We currently have the following openings:
We currently have an opening for a talented Graphic Designer who will work with our Principal, Business Development & Communications and the wider management team, creating well-designed and appealing publications and communication tools for a variety of audiences as well as working with and mentoring our Junior Graphic Designer. Our ideal candidate must have successfully completed a degree or collegiate program in Graphic Design from an accredited institution as well as have three (3) plus years of experience. Applicants should be proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, video editing software, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office applications. Excellent command of a Mac platform is required. The role requires a friendly, collaborative spirit and an ability to successfully multi-task to meet project deadlines. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an interest in urbanism and city building to best assist us to convey project intentions and messaging regarding these important themes.
Architectural Design Technician
We are currently looking for an Architectural Design Technician to join our team. The position of Architectural Design Technician requires an educational background in architectural technology/drafting/digital modeling. Architectural Design Technicians are responsible for working with urban designers, architects, landscape architects and planners to develop and convey elements of the built environment at a variety of scales in urban and rural environments. The position requires proficiency in communication techniques including a solid knowledge of contemporary CAD and graphic software including Photoshop, InDesign, Archicad or similar BIM software, PowerPoint and other drafting, graphic design and layout software. An introduction to and training on software used by the firm will be part of the introduction to the firm for permanent and contract employees.
Senior Urban Designer
Urban Strategies is seeking dynamic individuals to join our firm as Senior Urban Designers, responsible for the direction, design and problem solving associated with urban design projects and studies at a variety of scales in urban and rural environments. Collaborating closely with the firm’s Partners and Principals, successful candidates will take a leading role in the design and management of projects as well as the management and training of staff. It is expected that they will eventually liaise directly with clients and be involved in project acquisition supporting the goal of maintaining and growing our already highly successful business. The position of Senior Urban Designer requires a professional accredited Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and/or Urban Design and Professional registration with either the OAA or OALA, or equivalent transferable professional registration. Applicants should have a minimum of five years’ experience.
The position of Planner requires a Masters degree in Planning. Registration with the OPPI and CIP are not necessary but encouraged. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the link below.
We are currently hiring all levels of designers, including those with 5+ years of experience. The position of urban designer requires a professional accredited degree in architecture, landscape architecture, and/or urban design. Professional qualifications with the OAA or OALA are not necessary but encouraged.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio of related design work (PDF) to the link below. Please do not send online portfolios. Individual web sites are not conducive to our group review process.
Candidates should be available for an in-person interview in our Toronto studio. Fluency in French and English are considered an asset. If you have applied for a position in the last 6 months, please do not re-submit your resume.
At Urban Strategies we believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish. As an equal opportunity employer, we know that an environment that fosters diversity and inclusion can access the untapped potential that lies in our workforce and stimulate innovation. Urban Strategies complies with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during the application process, please let us know.
Please do not contact us by telephone regarding employment opportunities.
Urban Strategies has a proud history of welcoming students to join us for urban design and planning internships. We believe that professional placements are an important complement to formal education. Urban Strategies interns can expect hands-on learning opportunities from day one, and will participate in everything from proposal development to conceptual design. We integrate students into project teams to expose them to all facets of an assignment and prepare them for the real world of city planning and urban design. Students tell us that they gain valuable experience and form lasting friendships. Many of our interns return for repeat terms with us and even for full time positions after graduation.
Summer term (Design Internships): Applications due by the end of February
Fall term (Design Internships): Applications due by the end of June
Winter term (Design Internships): Applications due by the end of October
Please do not contact individual employees regarding internship applications.