Urban Designer / Landscape Architect - TopHat

Central London

Turning great ideas into reality, TopHat is a revolutionary provider of homes that builds communities and implements solutions for intelligent, adaptable and inclusive urban environments. This is an opportunity to join a fast growing TopHat Technology Urban Design Team that develops innovative strategies and infrastructure for data-driven urban development and digitalised design and planning process.

We are currently looking for talented urban designers and landscape architects, passionate and research driven individuals, who appreciate the benefits of multidisciplinary working, to join our creative team. As an enthusiastic team player, you will enjoy working in a collaborative team.

You should have a good understanding of UK planning framework and housing sector as well as a great interest in current trends and issues in urban design and spatial typologies.

The requirements of the Urban Designer are:

  • A post-graduate master’s degree in urban design / landscape urbanism with a background in architecture would be preferable
  • Excellent drawing and graphic skills with strong design ability using Adobe Creative Suite, and / or AutoCad, ArchiCad, Revit GIS and data visualisation skills would be highly desirable
  • Great portfolio of work with a variety of projects at a range of scales and types with strong focus on public realm and/or housing typologies UK housing and mixed use urban development project experience (2-3 years)
  • Proven experience in planning applications drafting
  • Ability to produce design reports and presentations
  • Keen interest in urban/suburban master planning and placemaking strategies
  • Friendly and creative attitude
  • Effective ability to communicate with people at all levels and backgrounds, including the design team and external consultants.

Job Type: Full-time / Permanent Location: Central London

If you would like to find out more about us then please send your CV, along with a covering letter and samples of your work to

Katarzyna Ciechanowska at katarzyna.ciechanowska@tophat.co.uk