Design Associate or Design Manager Position Announcement

Full-Time
Mid-Level
Commensurate
Chicago,
Hybrid

About the Job

Full-Time
Mid-Level
Commensurate
Chicago,
Hybrid
Position Description: We are in search of a talented professional to join our collective as a Design Associate or Design Manager. The candidate will primarily be responsible for producing designs and design drawings with involvement in all phases of the project process. Working independently and in collaboration with firm Principals, Directors, Managers, other Designers, and technical team members, the Design Associate/Manager will work on a wide variety of public and private projects throughout the United States, with an emphasis on designing and visioning for the public realm. Typical project types include parks, streetscapes, plazas, multi-family housing, commercial, and mixed-use developments, design guidelines and master plans, community engagement, and placemaking projects. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in generating authentic, place-based design, a dedication to design research, excellent critical thinking skills, self-motivation, open collaboration, and a commitment to equity, community, and design excellence.

Applicant Requirements

Qualifications: • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Architecture, Planning, or a related field. • Six (6) or more years of professional experience, including at least five (5) years of experience in a design role, with demonstrated experience in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. • High level of proficiency in design ideation, processes, research, principles, and best practices. • An interest in design innovation and a strong knowledge base in sustainable design. • A deep understanding of thoughtful material selection and creative design detailing. • Strong design, hand drawing, rendering, and graphic skills. • Demonstrated competency with relevant software, including Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling software (e.g., Rhino), rendering software (e.g., Lumion), AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Bluebeam, Revit, Sketchup, ArcGIS, iPad Concepts, and other programs is an added benefit. • A Professional License (e.g., Registered Architect or Professional Landscape Architect), or on the path to licensure. • Experience or interest in public engagement and/or experience integrating feedback from community-centered processes. • Ability to handle multiple tasks accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. • Excellent time management, organizational, and research and problem-solving skills. • Ability to work collaboratively with firm colleagues, clients, consultants, and community members. • A commitment to design excellence and innovation. Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description. At site, we are dedicated to building an outstanding, diverse, and inclusive team, so if you’re excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.  

Date Posted:

07.10.24
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About the Company

site design group, ltd. (site) is a creative landscape architecture and urban design firm located in Chicago, Illinois. In our 34 years in business, we have made our name in Chicago and throughout the United States for our leadership and innovation in landscape architecture and urban design, commitment to design excellence, and out-of-the-box, creative process. As landscape architects, arborists, urban designers, planners, engineers, and architects, we are a collective of innovative creative-thinkers. We believe having fun and creating captivating spaces are symbiotic. Our design process is iterative, collaborative, and equal parts creative and pragmatic. We pride ourselves on developing unique, project-specific designs, but we’re also intent on creating functional, well-detailed spaces that work while satisfying the needs of owners and users.  
site design group, ltd.
Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
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