Masterplanner - OPEN (Optimised Environments Ltd)


Optimised Environments Ltd or “OPEN” is a multidisciplinary design company undertaking an exciting range of projects in the design and planning of the built environment throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.  Our team is committed to a strong, quality placemaking agenda, with our core disciplines of landscape architecture, architecture, urban design and environmental planning providing the leading edge of our masterplanning approach.

We continue to secure a diverse spectrum of exciting new projects. This ranges from large new settlements and towns to rejuvenation of country estates and from strategic frameworks to site specific masterplans and urban regeneration.  From this work we often have the opportunity to design the key public spaces, parks and buildings. We are passionate about everything we do and in providing an integrated approach to all our projects. We are therefore looking for highly motivated, talented designers to join our Edinburgh studio, and to also collaborate with our other offices in Manchester and London. The successful candidate(s) will assist primarily with our masterplanning and urban design work and will ideally have a background or genuine proven interest in at least two of our core disciplines with 4 or more years’ experience in practice, having worked on large scale masterplanning projects previously. Excellent visual, verbal and written communication skills are essential.

At OPEN we not only pride ourselves in the work we do but also the collaborative and inquisitive culture that we foster within the studio. Together we aim to create great places while enabling and supporting the individual to fulfil their potential.

The position(s) are full time and based in Edinburgh.

If you are interested in joining the OPEN team, please email your application, with a CV, along with a covering letter and portfolio to

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