Urban Designers

Senior Urban Designer / Masterplanner - Auckland

First, here's a little about us:

Isthmus have been delivering world-class design projects across New Zealand since 1988. We are a design-led studio passionate about creating real impact on the way people live, work and play.

We do things a little differently. Here at Isthmus we've pioneered an integrated practice, bringing architecture, landscape architecture and urban design together in a collaborative environment. It means more inspiring projects, the chance to make a difference and lots of excitement.

Here's the role:

  • You'll collaborate within out inter-disciplinary team to work across a variety of high impact urban design projects of all scales including masterplans, and exciting town centre and neighbourhood regeneration 
  • Conduct analysis of the built environment and apply an understanding of urban systems to design places, spaces and neighbourhoods 
  • Drive innovation with award-winning, impactful solutions that extend and enrich places, people and communities
  • Apply a solid knowledge of a range of design tools and methodologies, including design production of concepts using Adobe Suite
  • You'll lead projects, client engagements and team members

Do you have?

  • A first degree in Architecture or Landscape Architecture
  • An Urban Design qualification or proven experience in urban design or masterplan projects
  • Strategic big picture thinking and ability to carefully integrate design and planning
  • Good understanding of a wide range of residential typologies
  • Experience in site feasibility, through to Resource Consent process and documentation
  • Understanding of Auckland's Special Housing Area policies
  • A drive for excellence, innovation, and to do things differently
  • Excitement about working in shades of grey and the opportunity to collaborate within our "no boundaries" design environment

What it's like to work at Isthmus:

  • You'll join a studio that's truly design-led
  • Personal growth is important here and you'll get the encouragement to stretch your abilities and fast-track your career 
  • Work/life balance is encouraged and you'll be offered things like flexible work hours, time in lieu, and our very own public holiday centred around ‘Matariki' - a day off and a special dinner we throw for the whole team and whānau
  • You'll enjoy a special culture that also includes lots of little extras like bike parks, fruit deliveries, yoga, team lunches, Friday after work drinks and more

If you've got a fresh approach to design and are passionate about taking a strategic view to create some of New Zealand's best designed places, send us your CV with a portfolio of the work you're proudest of to jointheteam@isthmus.co.nz