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PWL Partnership is looking for an Urban Designer with a passion for resilient community planning and large-scale mixed-use urban design projects, with demonstrated experience working within landscape architecture, architecture and/or urban design to join our growing team.

About You

You are a collaborative and communicative individual who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, and creative environment. You quickly interpret high-level urban design concepts and visualize them through live hand drawing in design charettes, collaborative workshops and through 3D modelling and visualization. You have experience working within multidisciplinary teams on large-scale urban design projects with a strong focus on resilient, climate adaptive, place-based design. 

You have a diverse design education with a degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and/or Planning and/or a commensurate level of training and education in a related field of study.

You have strong knowledge of:

  • Land use planning and mixed-use development.
  • Building/land use development codes, ordinances, etc., as they apply within various municipalities.
  • Awareness and understanding of current planning and urban design trends and principles.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, displayed through engaging story-telling, hand graphics and data visualization, including project narratives, diagrams and renderings.
  • Proficiency in the following programs:
    • Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
    • ArcGIS
    • 3D modelling software such as Rhino and Sketchup
    • Vectorworks, Revit and Lumion are considered an asset. 


About PWL

We are thoughtful, innovative, collaborative problem solvers; we aspire to create meaningful places; we are social and environmental advocates and a JUST registered company.

Our office sits at the edge of Coal Harbour in beautiful downtown Vancouver. If you take a lunchtime stroll on the seawall, you can see some of how our work has shaped Vancouver's waterfront up close. As a leading Landscape Architectural and Urban Design firm with a strong focus on sustainable design, our practice undertakes a diverse range of projects throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, including park and waterfront design, urban design, open space planning, mixed-use development, institutional projects, and multi-family residential neighbourhoods. 

We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, educational incentives, and ongoing mentorship to help us reach our goals together. We are a hybrid-office model, where in-office work is required; therefore, local applicants may take preference. 

How to apply

Please email your resume and portfolio to [email protected] in PDF format, 15MB max file size, with a 25-page limit. Please note all software you have experience using in your application. While not required, please indicate if you are pursuing BCSLA, RPP and/or other industry registrations or are currently registered.

The application deadline is Friday, October 7, 2022, at 5 pm.

Successful applicants may be contacted before the closing date. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest and effort; however, only those invited for interviews may be contacted.

PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
500-1201 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V2B 7T5
Derek Lee
(604) 688-6111
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.