Urban Designer - OPEN (Optimised Environments Ltd)


Optimised Environments Ltd or “OPEN” is a is a creative studio defined by the diversity of our team and our collaborative approach. 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. Each OPEN team member and design discipline plays an important role, giving us the perspective to see new possibilities and critically the skills to make them a reality.

Our growing Manchester team continue to secure a diverse spectrum of exciting new projects in the design and planning of the built environment, across the North of England and the Midlands. This ranges from large new settlements to urban regeneration and from development frameworks to site specific masterplans.  From this work we often have the opportunity to design the key public spaces 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 Manchester studio, and to also collaborate with our other colleagues in Edinburgh 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 2 or more years’ private sector masterplanning experience. 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 is full time and based in Manchester.

If you are interested in joining the OPEN team, please email your application, with a CV, along with a covering letter and portfolio to jaimie.ferguson@op-en.co.uk

Find out more about us on www.optimisedenvironments.com