senior urban designer


De Zwarte Hond is a design agency with more than 100 employees, operating from Rotterdam,Groningen and Cologne. With expertise in architecture, urban design and strategy, our multidisciplinary teams add value to every assignment and to every architectural, urban and regional context.

Through a combination of social commitment and design expertise, we make Germany, theNetherlands better and more beautiful. We design and advise on all scales, from region to interior. In urban development and in architectural terms, we have a critical and future oriented way of design solution.

Are you ready for the next step?

Our team in Cologne works on various assignments. Our projects range from regional structural visions to precise spatial urban planning and architectural interventions.  Curious? Take a look at our website.  

What will you be doing?

You will work in an interdisciplinary design team of architects and urban designers. Depending on the scale of the project, you will work on a variety of assignments or be responsible for an entire project. You will support or lead projects in all phases of the process and in different scales. The work is very diverse, both in terms of level of elaboration and type of assignment. Together we want to make the projects better, therefore it is important that you can work and suit well in our team. Some flexibility is also required, as you will need to be able to switch quickly between different projects for a variety of clients.

For our office in Cologne, we are looking for a motivated Senior Urban Designer for 32‐40 hours a week.

This is what you bring:

‐ completed education at Technical University/Academy of Architecture
‐ a minimum of 10 years work experience
‐ strongly developed conceptual design skills
‐ experience in managing own projects
– ability to think through all scales. From regional visions to outdoor space design 
‐ a critical attitude with an own vision on the field of urbanism
‐ strong communication skills (assertive and enterprising)
‐ you are a strong team player
‐ good command of German, English and Dutch is a plus.

We offer you:

‐ a dynamic and creative working environment
‐ many opportunities to develop your own initiatives and to develop yourself further 
‐ committed colleagues and a professional and ambitious team
‐ office in the centre of Cologne
‐ a fun and diverse company with 15+ nationalities
‐ cosy office drinks and excursions

Describe in your letter (max 1 A4) why you meet the requirements and send it with a concise CV and portfolio (all in PDF) to