Masterplanner / Urban Designer - Boyle and Summers



Boyle+Summers are an expanding architecture and masterplanning practice based in Southampton and we are seeking to appoint an Urban Designer / Masterplanner to work as part of our team

We work on a wide range of projects from a seafront master plan to a greenfield housing project, from a commercial or mixed-use development to a city infill or public realm scheme. Our greatest strengths are the breadth of our work and the quality of clients that we attract.

The preferred candidate will have some experience in urban design and masterplanning, including the creation of concepts and layouts, mainly for residential and mixed-used developments. They must also be able to provide high quality examples of documents they have produced demonstrating their ability with words and illustration.

The preferred candidate should have a qualification in Urban Design but is also likely to have a background in landscape, planning or architecture. They may be a recent post-graduate or in post currently working as a masterplanner.

They should have a good understanding of the evolution of UK towns and cities, and should be aware of recent good practice and exemplar developments around the country.

Key skills required are:

  • A good team player who has an open, collaborative approach to placemaking.
  • An excellent communicator who can work with others in the project team to meet budgets and deadlines.
  • Excellent written, oral and graphic presentation.
  • Proficient in the following software: Adobe Creative Suite; AutoCAD: Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate ideas using simple hand-drawn sketches highly desirable. (This does not mean ‘artists perspectives’).

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

No agencies please.


Negotiable and dependent on the experience of the candidate. The company provides a good compensation package including ‘Perkbox’, flexible working and workplace pension scheme.

Contact and Application:

If you wish to find out more please contact Richard Summers on 07824 698033 or email:

If you would like to apply for this post please send a covering letter and portfolio CV to the email address above.


Boyle+Summers are space-shapers, place-makers, value generators and team players. We’re strategists, pragmatists, specialists and generalists. We’re also urbanists, architects, masterplanners and technologists.