Brook McIlroy is hiring for a full-time position in our Toronto office:
  • Urban Design Architect

If you would like to apply, please submit a PDF copy of your resume, cover letter, and samples of your work to with the job title in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Urban Design Architect

This is a unique position requiring an architect with technical experience in building design and an interest in urban design – capable of taking projects from concept through to the schematic design and approvals phases of project development.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Project management of urban design projects including preparation of Site-Specific Development Applications, Campus Master Plans, Downtown Plans, Corridor Plans, Mobility Hubs, Community Plans, Urban Design Guidelines, Master Plans, Peer Reviews, etc;
  • Preparation of urban design/architectural visions and documents, including Urban Design Rationale Reports, Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivisions and Minor Variances;
  • Architectural experience in technical aspects of building design;
  • Presenting materials at public workshops, client meetings, internal workshops, and Council meetings;
  • Collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of architects, landscape architects and planners on planning and urban design projects;
  • Coordination of sub-consultants
  • Preparation of proposals in response to RFQs and RFPs
  • Manage project budgets and team allocations
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Support other project work within the studios as needed

Qualifications and skills required:

  • A Master’s degree in architecture/urban design and a minimum of 5 years of urban design/architectural experience
  • Professional Membership in or eligibility to become a member in the design professions
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail, analytical and organizational skills
  • Motivated, flexible and enthusiastic team player able to work in an open studio format
  • Experience in the project management of urban design projects
  • Experience in municipal planning approvals
  • Skill in design software applications including AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign etc.
  • Ability to travel within North America.