Urban Designer/Campus Planner


About Ayers Saint Gross

Ayers Saint Gross is an internationally recognized design firm with expertise in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, graphic design, interior architecture, and space analytics. Since our founding in 1912, we have built a reputation for designing environments of enduring value. The focus of our expertise and most of our work supports mission-driven clients, particularly colleges, universities, and cultural institutions. Our design approach is inspired by a critical and analytical discourse, a respect for past wisdom, a mind to future potential, and a belief that we have an obligation to leave places better than we found them. Our mission is to engage people and places to create designs that enrich our world. With over 200 professionals, we are headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington DC and Tempe, Arizona.

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced planner and project manager in the Tempe, Arizona office. This team member will work collaboratively to provide quality planning and design solutions for our clients. They will help manage internal project teams and external consultant teams to deliver results. Projects typically overlap the disciplines of planning, architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and graphic design, and staff are usually working on more than one project at a time. We are particularly interested in professionals with interest and experience in higher education to support our national expertise in this area.

This position will be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement with the expectation that approximately 50% of the time will be spent working in an Ayers Saint Gross office, at a client site, or at offsite locations for company sponsored events as needed. 


The ideal candidate is an energetic professional with a superb work ethic and strong organizational skills. This individual is a team player, self-starter, and results-oriented individual. They will work with multi-disciplinary teams on a wide range of project types including master planning, space programming, feasibility studies, and urban design at multiple scales (city/site/building). Additionally, they should have an interest and experience in higher education, health sciences and academic medical centers, cultural institutions, and the opportunities and challenges they face today.

Candidate will work on a variety of tasks including:

  • Manage projects independently.
  • Coordinate directly with clients, internal project teams, and external consultants.
  • Develop design and planning concepts.
  • Create presentations including graphics.
  • Actively participate in marketing and business development activities.


  • Bachelor’s (required) or Master’s (preferred) degree in combination of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, and/or Urban Design.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience managing project teams, including engagement and project finances.
  • Software skills including Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino and/or 3D Studio Max, and GIS desirable.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional graphic communication abilities.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to collaborate on large teams as well as work independently.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capacity for regular project-related and inter-office travel (when public health and safety conditions allow).

Why work at Ayers Saint Gross?

  • We are a design-driven firm working with exceptional clients.
  • We are an employee-owned company, with over 100 years of design excellence.
  • We encourage our employees to pursue local and professional advocacy groups.
  • We provide the opportunity to help with pro-bono initiatives that bring Architecture to the community.

Ayers Saint Gross is a respected leader in the community offering comprehensive benefits and a highly energized work environment. For additional information and to apply online, please visit our website at www.ayerssaintgross.com. Please include a link to your online portfolio with your resume.


As part of the Health and Safety protocols at Ayers Saint Gross, effective January 4, 2022, all US-based new hires, including interns will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical, religious or other exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Ayers Saint Gross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.