Project Designer

  • Full Time
  • Oakland


Urban Arena [UA] is a multi-disciplinary firm on the cutting edge of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, & Design.  With offices in Oakland, Costa Mesa, and San Diego, UA attracts a diverse group of professionals working on a range of projects from Urban Villages, Retail & Entertainment Centers, Model Homes, Master-Planned Residential Communities, and High-Density Housing & Sports Complexes.

At UA, we pride ourselves on doing things a little different. We create innovative & forward-thinking design solutions that break away from run of the mill projects. The Project Designer will work directly with the Landscape Architecture team & assist in the design & creation of projects ranging from small parks to large, master-planned communities.

Full-time employees receive vacation, sick & paid holidays. Full medical, dental & vision coverage are provided in addition to strong continuing education support on an individual basis. We offer flexible working hours with four nine-hour days & a half day every Friday. Compensation is based on skills & experience.


·0 to 3 years’ experience.  Willing to take on an applicant with limited experience who is ready to learn quickly; we care about our employee’s growth & are willing to teach

·A degree in Landscape Architecture or related field of study

·Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign and SketchUp

·Ability to work within a team environment.  We are a growing office with an open & collaborative environment; team chemistry is key

· Self-starter with a “can-do” attitude. UA offers employees a wide variety of opportunity & responsibility; we’re looking for candidates who can take a project or task & run with it

A Plus [but not required]:

·Knowledge of additional programs such as Land F/X, Revit, 3D Max, Twinmotion & Excel

· Work experience in a Landscape Architect’s office

· An active professional member of the ASLA

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