This Opportunity

The Planning and Landscape team at B+H is currently seeking a Senior Urban Designer to join our team in the Toronto office. The successful candidate will be responsible for design and management of a variety of urban design and master planning projects both locally and internationally. They will shape urban design ideas, manage project budget and timeline, and produce deliverables in close collaboration with design principal and project team. They will play a key role in our growing team and should be able to take the initiative to deliver results efficiently.

As a Senior Urban Designer, you will be responsible for:

  • Client relations, consultant coordination, and project management for a variety of Urban Design and master planning projects.
  • The ability to undertake internal and external communication and correspondence.
  • Project organization, scheduling, and budget control.
  • Travel to work assignments outside Toronto; may involve some international travel.
  • Collaborate with other design disciplines within the Toronto office as well as other B+H offices globally.
  • Strategic understanding of global design trends and issues.
  • Participates and oversees the development of design concept direction through deliverable implementation.
  • Report and proposal layout and production.
  • Develop planning concepts, graphics and presentation materials as required.
  • Project Management of large-scale multi-faceted projects as required, collaborating with numerous teams in multiple locations.
  • Creation of hand and computer-generated presentation drawings or computer models.
  • Managing project teams.
  • The ability to structure and facilitate public engagement processes.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Master of Urban Planning / Urban Design or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 10 years of design & project management experience for large scale urban design and planning projects.
  • Must be experienced in local municipal approval processes and requirements.
  • Experience with management and coordination of project stakeholders, and sub-consultants.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and visualization skills. Ability to narrate ideas through hand/computer graphics and visual storytelling.
  • Strong urban design skills and knowledge of best design practices.
  • Ability to perform in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp, Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), ArcGIS, MS Office etc., with an aptitude to learn new digital tools.
  • Knowledge of computational urban design techniques is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Revit is preferred.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


People represent our most valued asset. By investing in our employees, we are also investing in the ongoing success of our company. We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive, People First benefits package to promote health and wellness, enhance work/life balance and ensure long-term stability for our employees and their families.

  • Hybrid work arrangements with a combination of working in our Toronto Studio and remotely
  • Competitive pay
  • An excellent employer paid Extended Health & Dental Benefit, Life, and AD&D
  • Referral bonus program
  • Company’s perks/discounts (i.e Goodlife, perkopolis etc.)
  • You will be exposed to an open, continuous-learning environment where professional development and career progression is encouraged
  • You will work within a dynamic, driven, high-achieving, close-knit, and fun-loving team
  • And lots of fun studio events


B+H is a global, award-winning, full-service design firm recognized for excellence in sustainable design, technical expertise and the delivery of complex, large-scale projects. A legacy of 70 years of design innovation and problem solving has endowed us with a depth of knowledge, skill and agility that benefits each client we serve, wherever they are in the world.

We are committed to delivering high-performance and sustainable communities, buildings and environments that exceed client expectations, contribute to human well-being, and enhance the health of our planet. We believe in the power of design to elevate people’s lives and we are committed to doing everything necessary to deliver environments that outperform our clients’ expectations, now and in the future.

Collaborating across ten studios in Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore & Ho Chi Minh City, B+H’s architects, interior designers, planners, landscape architects, organizational design specialists, experience designers, researchers, analysts, and brand strategists combine strategic thinking, bold design, and advanced technology with the creative human energy of an interdisciplinary, multi-generational team. B+H delivers strategic consulting and high-value design solutions that shape spaces, communities, and economies.

At B+H we push the limits of creativity by acknowledging the humanity in the creative process. We believe in letting things get a little messy while we let our minds explore the bounds of what’s possible. Once we’ve found something truly new, then we reassemble it into the clean, well-executed project our clients expect from us. Join us if you’re willing to try new things, to go bold, and to let the best idea win. If you’re willing to stretch yourself and you want to create something that’s never existed before, we want you.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at B+H. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. B+H is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Individual accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who meet required qualifications. Please advise us at any time during the recruitment process.