Urban Designer

Founded in 2009, Street Plans is an award-winning urban planning, design, and research-advocacy firm with offices in Atlanta, New York, Pittsburgh, South Florida, and the San Francisco Bay Area. We partner with a range of public, private, nonprofit, and foundation clients to advance human-centered transportation,  public realm, and urban design projects that create more inclusive and resilient communities. We are a passionate team of architects, planners, and urban designers known globally as the leaders of the Tactical Urbanism movement.

Who We’re Looking For

The successful candidate will provide planning, design, implementation, and analysis support for a variety of projects. The candidate will need to collaborate closely with Street Plans Principals and Project Managers, as well as external partners and clients, to deliver designs that meet both the project’s goals and the firm’s standards.


  • Production and development of design throughout the project’s lifecycle, from the conceptual phase to implementation to post-production 
  • Support project management in coordination with clients, project partners, and design team 
  • Develop drawings that meet project deliverables 
  • Conduct research and perform analysis of project sites and land use codes/policy
  • Read/understand civil engineering drawings 
  • Lead graphic design layouts of project reports and assist with design of project websites
  • Assist with public outreach & project implementation as needed 


  • A degree in Urban Design or Architecture 
  • At least 1 year of experience working on multiple phases of the land use planning, urban design, or architecture design process,  including schematic design and design development
  • Ability to present and communicate complex data in a clear visual manner 
  • Must be able manage time against multiple project timelines and deadlines, including prioritizing competing opportunities
  • Ability to Travel, when necessary

Technical Skills & Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge in drafting/modeling programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Rhino, etc.,
  • Expertise in post-production programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, V-Ray, Lumion etc. 
  • Strong verbal and visual communication skills for presentations and coordination of projects,
  • Experience with GIS is a plus
  • Experience with Tactical Urbanism /project implementation is a big, big plus!

Salary and Benefits

  • $60,000-70,000 /yr base salary
  • IRA match
  • Medical & Dental Health Insurance through United Healthcare
  • Flex PTO
  • 12 Paid Holidays off
  • Winter Break holiday from 12/26-12/31
  • Early closure for Summer Fridays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Bonus (dependent upon company & personal performance)
  • Flexible and casual work environment
  • Remote & hybrid schedules supported 
  • Location: Primary preference for Miami-based candidates  

To Apply*

Email joinus(at)streetplans(dot)org with “Urban Designer” in the subject of your email. Please include your Resume, Cover Letter, and any relevant work samples (or personal blog or website writing samples) you’d like to highlight for this position – and a short description of your favorite street or public space – tell us why you love it in 250 words or less.

*NOTE: Please follow instructions listed above; incomplete applications will not be considered. Do not contact Principals or other staff directly via email or LinkedIn.

Street Plans is a minority-owned business and equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds, identities, cultures, and experience to apply to any/all roles advertised. Salary range is dependent on level of experience and geographical location as primary factors. 

We are an E-Verify participating firm. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.