Project Associate

Full Time

We are seeking a creative Project Associate to join our multi-disciplinary planning and design team.

You will work closely with a team of planners and designers to develop design and planning concepts and help to visually communicate the impacts of proposed changes to clients, decision-makers, and the public in a variety of 2D and 3D formats. The ideal candidate understands quality community-centric design, both in terms of graphic communication (composition, color palettes, page layout, etc.) and urban and/or landscape design. To fill this role, you’ll need the ability to think critically and creatively, be adaptable to changing situations, have a knowledge of general scales and relationships in the built environment, work well independently and as part of a collaborative team in an open office environment—and maintain a good sense of humor!


  • Convey Concepts - landscape, urban design, environmental/site constraints, infrastructure.
  • Downtown/Urban District Visualization - help communities rally around ideas.
  • Zoning Code and Design Standards/Guidelines - communicate concepts and requirements.
  • Development Proposals and Review - visualize what a new (re)development will look like.
  • Spatial Analysis – mapping and analysis of geospatial data to inform recommendations.
  • Drafting - Ability to draft preliminary designs, specs, construction drawings in AutoCAD.
  • Cross-Platform/Source - Use a variety of data sources and programs to create composite graphics and simulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (combination of training and experience) required.
  • 2-3 years of experience of graphic production, GIS mapping and analysis, drafting and/or creating 3D models in an urban design/landscape architecture/planning/architecture field highly desired.

Software Skills

  • Proficiency in SketchUp and ArcView/ArcGIS (REQUIRED)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite (specifically some combination of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) – required
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD – desirable
  • 3D Studio Max – desirable
  • Vray – desirable
  • Unity 3D – desirable
  • Video Editing (Final Cut or Premiere) – desirable