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Urban Designer (German speaking)

Our Urban Unit is expanding! We're looking for a talented Urban Designer to join our team in Amsterdam. German language is a plus!


As an international architectural firm, UNStudio is active in the broadest fields of architecture and urban design. Our project portfolio covers every aspect of design, ranging from small to large-scale projects, research and theory. The atmosphere within each of our offices is international, multidisciplinary and ambitious, but also open, non-hierarchical, team-based and friendly, with attention to personal well-being, knowledge development and career planning.

For our expanding work in Germany, we are looking for a German speaking Urban Designer to join our Amsterdam office who will participate as a full team member in our Urban Unit. We expect our designer to provide both creative input and solid work production. Tasks include urban scale research and analysis, design tasks on multiple scales, communication and visualisation of ideas.

At least 2-3 year experience is a must.

German speaking and German experience a plus. The position is open from April 01, 2023.

The Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a design discipline (Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture);
  • 1-2 years of post- master experience in a design discipline (Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture)
  • Understanding of various urban systems and ability to coordinate disciplines including transportation, landscaping, environmental engineering, technology and social integration;
  • Understanding of land use programming, building, open space and planning typologies;
  • Exhibit a stellar design approach and talent
  • We are looking for a strong designer who can bridge the urban scale with an architectural representation;
  • Exhibit affinity with UNStudio’s design philosophy and approach to projects;
  • Self-motivated and able to take responsibility;
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach;
  • Able to work as part of an effective team assisting and supporting team members;
  • Proficiency in 3D and 2D software (Rhino, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, PowerPoint, Microsoft package. GIS knowledge is a plus);
  • Fluent English and Dutch communication skills.

We look forward to receiving your C.V./resume + portfolio + short motivation letter

When you work for UNStudio

  • You have the opportunity to work on high profile, challenging global projects
  • You are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment
  • The city centre of Amsterdam is on your doorstep: one of the world's most beautiful cities
  • Research is an integrated and valued part of your daily work
  • You have the opportunity to initiate and develop research projects with external companies and institutions
  • Your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is ranked highest
  • You work in a young international team that is highly ambitious, collegial and social, made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between
  • You design through discovery, and learn on the job
  • You get as much creative freedom as you are willing to take
  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready
  • Friday Afternoon Drinks are always waiting for you
  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary
  • You have 30 annual holidays, with a holiday allowance in addition to your annual salary