Planning Student

Edmonton Studio


About the role:

We’re currently looking for a Planning Student to work from our Edmonton studio for either a four-month or eight-month work term, starting May 2020.

Our urban design/planning team members are city building problem solvers. They delight in analyzing, visualizing and designing urban environments – places where cultures and communities thrive and flourish. With a passion for creating models of livability and resiliency, our planners imagine how urban infrastructure can reshape our cities in ways that contribute to wellbeing across cultural, economic, environmental, political and social domains.

How you’ll make a difference:

  • Analyzing, visioning, negotiating, planning, and designing urban environments through a highly collaborative approach.
  • Serving both public and private clients, in city-building projects including: Master Planning, Site Planning, Visioning Studies, Design Guidelines, Municipal Approvals, Public Consultation, Implementation Strategies, and Policy Research.
  • Engagement event organization and project task coordination.
  • Support the project team with the preparation of communications materials and public consultation process design, e.g. facilitation of public meetings, pop up events, note-taking, preparation, and delivery of presentations.
  • Contribute to design concepts and plans as required.

Who you are:

  • Graduate student or in your 3rd or 4th year of undergraduate studies in Planning or Environmental Design
  • A Passion for Public Engagement and Urban Planning
  • A love for what you do: thinking creatively and critically, with an innate standard of excellence, and a sense of fun.
  • Strong graphic communications skills using digital and traditional media (Adobe Creative Suite, hand drawing, and rendering) to prepare maps, diagrams, 3 dimensional drawings, reports, presentations, and large interactive panels, and activities.
  • General familiarity with the design of urban places including the interrelationship of streets, open spaces, and buildings, among others, at a range of scales including regions, cities, blocks, and site plans.
  • An understanding of urban design theory and practice.
  • Capable of working independently, or in a multidisciplinary team to meet time and budget targets.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Interest in leading and participating in extracurricular studio activities such as design competitions, installations, and other studio events.


Ready to start your journey?

Submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to ac.ngisedgolaidnull@sreeraCnotnomdE with the subject line ‘Planning Student – Edmonton – First and Last Name.’

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