Code Studio is seeking a highly visual urban design professional to join our team. Preferred candidates will have 1-3 years of experience working in a design or planning firm.


We are a planning consulting firm that helps communities across the country implement their plans. Right now, we’re working with Los Angeles to replace their 1946 zoning code, impacting almost 4 million people and 500 square miles of land. In Jackson Hole, we’re helping save the community’s character through creative form-based zoning. And in Amherst NY, we are setting a new standard for quality infill development consistent with the community’s plans. We conduct public participation design charrettes and develop strategic implementation options for downtowns, corridors and entire cities. We are adept at preparing adoptable, elegant, visual development codes. We are passionate about improving the form and functionality of our urban places.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in urban design, architecture or landscape architecture.
  • Background or experience in urban planning.
  • Candidates with a master’s degree or dual degrees in both architecture and urban design or planning are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Strong Sketch-Up skills.
  • 1 to 3 years working experience.

Design Skills: You have excellent design skills, and you know the basics of building design and site layout. You know the fundamentals of placemaking and urban design. You can see yourself preparing graphics for our work and you are familiar with Sketch-Up, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

Eager to Learn: What we do is not taught. You are eager to learn from our experience in communities across the US and internationally. You’re eager to apply “best practice” to real situations.

Attention to Detail: Even when chaos is happening all around you, nothing falls through the cracks. Your I’s get dotted and your T’s get crossed. You make notes and get things done. You have the patience for detailed work.

Communication: You communicate in a creative, visual way. You know how to make a document communicate concepts clearly, yet with style.


Coding: Our clients need your help. Preparing new zoning is a daunting task. We provide our clients the tools they need to implement their vision. We make them easy on the eyes, easy to read, and easy to administer.

First Impression: You can lay out a page that belongs in a magazine. Your passion for cities inspires others.

In the Office: We know you’ll be flexible in helping us respond to the needs of our small office. Whether it’s responding to client requests, dealing with the public, or just taking out the trash, you’ll be there with us to make our clients happy.

Compensation: Salary is negotiable, but includes health insurance, paid time off and holidays, as well as an annual performance bonus.


What would you bring to the firm? Tell us about your skills and passion. Send your thoughts, your resume and a portfolio (or link to one) to colin@code-studio.com. Let us know your salary expectations. No calls please . . .

Code Studio is an equal opportunity employer.