This is an opportunity to join a fast growing TopHat’s urban design team that develops innovative strategies and infrastructure for data-driven urban development and digitalised design and planning process.

We are currently looking for talented urban designers & master planners with a range of different levels of experience. We always value passionate and research driven individuals, who appreciate the benefits of multidisciplinary working and enjoy working in a collaborative team.

You should have a good understanding of UK planning framework and housing sector as well as a great interest in current trends and issues in urban design and spatial typologies.

Requirements for the role:

  • A post-graduate master’s degree in urban design / housing with a background in architecture would be preferable
  • Excellent drawing and graphic skills with strong design ability using Revit, Auto-Cad and Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino would be an advantage
  • Great portfolio of work with a variety of projects at a range of scales and types with strong focus on master planning and housing typologies
  • UK housing and/or mixed-use urban development project experience (minimum 2-3 years)
  • Proven experience in master planning applications drafting
  • Ability to produce design reports and presentations
  • Keen interest in urban/suburban master planning and placemaking strategies
  • Friendly and creative attitude
  • Effective ability to communicate with people at all levels and backgrounds, including the design team and external consultants.
  • Spatial data analysis capacity as well as GIS and data visualisation skills would be highly desirable, although we would consider applicants without it if represents strong design capabilities

Applying for a Position

This is a full-time position is based at TopHat, 14 Great James St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3DP .

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