Location: CAPE TOWN
Listing Architect: GAPP

GAPP is looking for a self-motivated, confident and creative urban designer to join our dynamic and well-respected Urban Design team. The position is for a full time JUNIOR UBBAN DESIGNER to join our Cape Town office.
At GAPP you will find a stimulating, diverse and team-based work environment that offers scope for personal and professional growth and innovation. Our team is passionate about improving the public environment and committed to making a difference to settlement design, planning and implementation in Southern Africa. We are involved in a wide range of public and private sector projects ranging from policy and guidelines to the design and implementation of urban design at a range of scales. GAPP works in a hybrid office model, allowing staff the flexibility to work both at home and in an office environment.
A Master’s Degree in Urban Design, recognised by UDISA, is an essential requirement. You must also have a minimum of 2 years working experience in architecture, spatial planning or urban design. We’re looking for someone with the ability to work independently, actively contribute to the completion of a range of urban design deliverables including drawings, reports and presentations as well as have the ability to work efficiently while under pressure.

Your key duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Technical support into the completion of Urban Design projects from inception to final completion
• Input into Urban Design production including research, analysis, drawings, reports and presentations
• Contribute to general Urban Design project administration including project meetings and stakeholder engagement
• Assist with tenders, fee proposals and the development of other business opportunities within the practice

The following qualifications and experience is essential:
• A postgraduate degree in Architecture or Town Planning with a minimum of 2 years working experience
• A postgraduate qualification in Urban Design recognised by the Urban Design Institute of South Africa. Work experience as a professional urban designer is preferred
• Exceptional graphic, design (3D) communication, presentation and report writing skills with a demonstrated ability to sketch and draw by hand

You should demonstrate the following skills and personal attributes:
• You should be able to learn new programmes quickly and a demonstrated literacy in standard industry software including Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUp and the Adobe Suite (InDesign and Illustrator) is essential;
• GIS and/or Revit competence would give applicants a strong competitive edge
• Training in our company timekeeping and project financial management system will be provided
• Ability to work independently, plan and manage work under pressure
• Ability to work flexibly and if required move across the various projects in the Urban Design office portfolio with ease
• Build good relationships between client and consultant team members
• Establish and implement time management on projects
• Work within a team and take responsibility for the tasks assigned
• Attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and consistency at all times

We offer competitive salaries, commensurate with your qualification and level of experience

If you are interested in the above vacancy, please submit the following to with subject line
• your CV and a short letter of motivation
• Contact details of 3 references, and
• PDF selection of your best and most relevant work (*If projects examples are provided of work done in collaboration with others- please specify which sections of the product you were directly responsible for)