Urban Designer/Landscape Architect


Otak Inc

Job Description

Otak is looking to hire a talented urban designer and/or landscape design professional in our Redmond, Washington office. The position is an integral part of our team with intended support to our planners and landscape architects in the Redmond office. This position will support a variety of planning, design, research, design, graphics, and other tasks. What you’ll do: Develop and support the resolution of design solutions during the concept design, schematic design, design development and construction documents phases. Develop high quality, 2D and 3D illustrations and renderings to communicate design and urban planning solutions. Assist project team with product and systems research, and materials selection. Support a variety of planning and research tasks. Collaborate with project team to ensure design intent and conformance to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards. Collaborate with Otak’s civil, structural, and water resource engineers on multi-disciplinary projects to develop comprehensive and sustainable design solutions. Prepare client presentations and presents design concepts, drawings, models, etc. Participate in project reviews regarding project costs, budgets and adherence to schedule.

Job Requirements

What you bring: A minimum of a completed Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, and/or a related field such as urban planning or urban design; or equivalent education and experience. Two years of work experience with a design firm or public sector agency. Knowledge of zoning codes, applicable codes, and implications on design Experience with Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, Rhino, InDesign, and other design and modeling programs Knowledge about sustainability and integrated design.

Terms of Employment

Why work at Otak? Otak is different. We imagine, plan, and create exceptional places that add to the communities where we live, work, and enjoy life. Our planning, design, engineering, architectural, and project management professionals take their responsibility to future generations seriously. We value sustainability, social equity, and community involvement. Our staff is connected, engaged, and fulfilled in their professional and personal lives. There is a sense of community and collaborative spirit in both your professional (most projects are cross-discipline) and personal life (join a happy hour gathering or an office camping trip). We laugh about it, but if Otak were a car, it would most likely be a Subaru: adventurous and dependable, but also fun with a loyal and spirited following. We are an equal opportunity employer. Otak is leaning in on diversity through our Equity and Inclusion initiative. We are actively exploring ways to accelerate professional and leadership advancement for women and the under-represented. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate. Sound like a place you’d like to spend some time and advance your career? Join us! Please apply online and include a cover letter that sells your skills with your resume.

How to Apply


Contact Name: Carol Forsberg
Contact Phone: 503-415-2434
Contact Email: [email protected]

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