Associate – Zoning & Urban Design

Looking for a new opportunity, looking to expand your perspective? Come work with us! Code Studio is a hiring an Associate to help support our growing portfolio of national and international urban design, zoning, and form-based code work.

Are you that person? If you’re interested keep on reading!!!

About Us:

We think BIG . . . The future of our cities is more than just an incremental improvement on today – it is a transformational change. Code Studio needs your design and creative problem-solving skills to support our growing practice. We are looking for talented individuals with a background in solving complex urban design and planning issues.

As a small private planning firm, Code Studio has a unique, ground-level glimpse into all aspects of the planning business. Our work involves hands-on experience and collaboration on some of the nation’s largest zoning code updates in diverse communities across the country.

About You:

This is an entry or mid-level position. We are interested in hiring a someone with a real passion for life. We are looking for individuals who are motivated team players, excellent verbal, visual and written communicators, and most importantly, are passionate about building diverse and inclusive cities. Our goal is to develop and equip emerging leaders interested in furthering their careers in the diverse fields of urban design and planning.


We are currently looking to fill a full-time position in our Atlanta office. The position will be hybrid, mostly in-person with some remote workdays. We also have locations in Austin and Los Angeles. Working hybrid in-person/remote in these cities is also a possibility.

About the Role:

You may be involved in:

  • Urban design and precedent research
  • Site analysis and existing conditions documentation
  • Analysis and concept diagrams
  • Site plans and area mapping
  • Illustrative plans, sections, and perspective renderings, both hand and digital
  • Zoning and form-based code drafting and interpretation
  • Preparation of presentations and production of planning and urban design studies
  • Managing client expectations, team communication, and consultant coordination
  • GIS mapping and analysis

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong Sketch-Up skills
  • Strong Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Experience with ArcGIS Pro
  • Excellent computer rendering, massing, and other graphic visualization skills
  • Strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Fluency with multidisciplinary and multi-cultural design teams


Salary is negotiable, $70K to $90K depending on experience. The benefits package includes health insurance, paid time off and holidays, an IRA with an employer match, and funds to support professional development.

How to Apply:

Code Studio is committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace. We believe that having employees with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission and serve our clients and community. People of color, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fill out our application form. Please be sure to communicate your experience relative to the role, as well as how your background adds a unique perspective to Code Studio’s work. No one ever meets 100% of the preferred skill set. We encourage you to break the mold and apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

This position is open until filled.

For more information about this opportunity, email