About The Urbanists

We were formed in 2005 to bring together planning, landscape architecture and architecture (via urban design). We are driven by Making Better Places.

Our goal is to ensure that our advice, effort and ideas are implemented. This means that our approach is based on striking a successful balance between ideas and fresh thinking and making a strong business case. Our history of consistent project delivery suggests that our approach works. The fact that we have many trusted and longstanding client relationships suggest that our clients think so too.

Team Culture

Our team is made up of urban designers, landscape architects, planners and architects.

We are a sociable team that thrives when working together to complete a challenge or meet a tight deadline. We work together and combine our individual expertise to ensure our work is completed to a high quality. To ensure that our team works effectively and to the highest standard we continually invest in the development of a strong team ethos that amplifies our individual skills. This includes:

  • A generous employee benefits package (www.perkbox.com) to ensure that the team's wellbeing is a high priority

  • Rewards for 'time served' to recognise loyalty and commitment over time

  • Flexible working

  • Career planning to ensure that professional development is paramount and that everyone in the team has a short/medium/long term growth plan

  • An IT system that allows our people to be productive wherever they need to work

  • Regular social events (beers after work, burgers at lunch, attendance at networking events and other team social events).

Skill Mix

Clients get a team that works together to complete the challenge at hand. We combine our diverse and complementary placemaking skills and substantial experience to ensure that we are more than the sum of our parts. We are a team. 

Experience that is good for careers and clients

We develop and nurture talent. We frequently work with universities to support via tutoring and we regularly offer work experience to students. Above all, our range of work provides constant interest, variation and enjoyment to our team, which means that our clients benefit by working with professionals that are adaptable, worldly and experienced so that we add real value to projects.

Investors in People

The Urbanists are formally recognised by Investors in People for our commitment to to our team spirit. In fact, our first attempt at IiP was so successful that we were awarded a higher than standard endorsement and given a Bronze rating as a considerate employer.