Urban Designer - Senior
San Jose, Costa Rica
hace 1 día

Your Role

Gensler is the world’s largest architecture, design and planning firm with offices in more than 50 locations worldwide. As a natural outgrowth of Gensler’s core business of creating great places, our Cities + Urban Design practice area delivers a range of performance focused design strategy and planning services to an ever-expanding group of organizations and institutions.

Gensler Costa Rica is seeking an energetic self-starter to join our Cities + Urban Design practice area working on a range of high-profile public and private sector projects including master plans, specific plans, vision studies, and concept-driven design efforts.

Successful candidates will possess a background in urban design and / or architecture and have a demonstrated ability to communicate design ideas visually using well developed interpersonal, analytical, graphical and communication skills.

Comfort in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously is a must. Candidates should be self-starters, quick-learners, and exude an entrepreneurial spirit.

This position is based out of our Costa Rica office, if you are not from the area you must be willing to relocate.

What You Will Do

  • Contribute and co-lead in developing creative and innovative design concepts on a broad range of urban design and master planning projects including : Transit oriented developmentLarge-scale urban developmentMixed-use and infill developmentCommunity and neighborhood-scale planningStreetscape DesignSpecific PlansSite Planning and Feasibility Studies
  • Develop and advance conceptual and schematic designs on urban design and master planning projects
  • Prepare compelling and immersive 3D and 2D diagrams that communicate strategy and design
  • Analyze / synthesize and document project influences of urban design and master planning projects
  • Assist with site planning and programming, footprint layouts, development calculations, massing and architectural design
  • Your Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience of related urban design, urban planning in an architecture practice
  • Master’s degree in urban design / urban planning or landscape architecture.
  • Working knowledge of land use planning, residential, retail, commercial and mixed-use development typologies
  • Knowledge of physical design practices including site planning and programming, building layout, development yields, massing and architectural design.
  • Strong design skills and the ability to communicate ideas via graphic design, diagramming and 3D building massing and conceptualization
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino3D and Sketch Up,
  • Knowledge of Grasshopper, ArcGIS or other mapping software, Enscape and / or other rendering software like Revit
  • Life at Gensler

    At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to Well-being Week, our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

    We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include subsidized health and life insurance, profit sharing, annual bonus, LinkedIn learning, holiday observance, additional PTO days every 5 years and employee assistance programs.

    As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees.

    In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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