Multistudio collaboratively expands the practice of design from cities to buildings to branding. We believe that diversity of thought, people and disciplines helps us spark change. Through our portfolio of projects, neither size nor type dictates their importance.
Their impact does.
Position Description and Responsibilities
We are seeking a full time Urban Planner for our Kansas City office. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to the planning and urban design challenges of the built environment, at the various scales of the city. Join us to empower communities to realize their potential. You'll contribute to the building of great cities that are built for people, fiscally sustainable, built by many hands, create community, and in which the community can take pride.
In this role you'll assist in the analysis, ideation, organization, and preparation of innovative policy, urban design, and various public documents to address the needs of varied clients and development settings. You'll utilize skills in reviewing, researching and analyzing documentation of planning and urban design principles. You'll work to translate community needs and aspirations to plans, designs, and development standards, with an emphasis on urban design. You'll be responsible for the management of and participation in policy planning, urban design, and design details of a variety of projects. You'll also work with development review applications for rezoning, site plan approvals, platting, variances, conditional uses, and similar development applications. And, you'll provide intellectual knowledge and support to a growing and evolving design studio as it impacts the quality of communities and cities.
We are Seeking Candidates with:
Professional degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture or similar field, and 4-6 years' related experience
Strong analytical skills (visual perception, document review, and data gathering and analysis)
Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
The ability to convey and/or illustrate new ideas both independently and in collaboration
Experience with various production platforms and tools to support graphic production
We seek people who value the responsibility of design, humbly engage many, pursue ideas with rigor, and seek meaningful outcomes both big and small. Currently, our 130+ employees collaborate across our Studio and office locations. Our practice's core values embrace equity, diversity and creative freedom.
This is a full-time position which includes generous benefits such as vacation time, sick time, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, as well as participation in a 401(k) and employee stock ownership plan. Multistudio supports a hybrid work environment; encouraging at least three days in office for regional hires. We also have opportunities for 100% remote work, as well as in-office positions.
If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter, resume, project writing, and project portfolio(s). We look forward to getting to know you!
Multistudio is the evolution of Gould Evans. Our new identity reflects how we think, embracing the multiple ways in which we design to uncover possibilities and engage with the world.
Multistudio collaboratively expands the practice of architecture, brand experience, city design, education design, and interiors to serve complex, and even contradictory needs of our clients and communities. The diversity of thought, people, and disciplines helps us explore place and spark possibilities of economic, social, and environmental change. And although we take on a variety of projects, neither size nor type dictates their importance.
Their impact does.