The job of an Urban Designer
Urban Designers create practical and visually pleasing places, including buildings, open spaces, and landscapes. Playing a vital part of a much bigger team, they help to bring viable developments to life, ensuring that the environments you create are both useful and enjoyable.
The sector continues to grow at a steady rate in line with growing populations.
The role of an Urban Designer involves:
- Creating practical and visually appealing spaces
- Designing buildings, open spaces and landscapes
- Being aware of local building regulations, geography and protected land
- Working with the wider planning team to ensure policies and guidance are followed
- Providing expertise in heritage-led regeneration and development in Conservation Areas
- Delivering training to the team
- Collaborating with internal and external teams
- Managing presentations and production of planning and urban design projects
Qualifications & Experience
As an Urban Planner, you will need to hold relevant industry qualifications:
- Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography or Human Geography.
- Masters in Town Planning or similar Planning related Masters degree such as Architecture.
Also, experience within a Planning Department is very useful before moving into the role.
Urban Designers are also required to have understanding of industry-standard software packages such as AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Vectorworks, and others.
Salary & Benefits
Permanent contract: £22k – 55k
Contractors: £25 – £45 per hour
Our Urban Designer jobs
We work with various Public and Private Sector organisations across the UK providing them with Urban Designer and other industry professionals.