Future Mobility Urban Designer

Massachusetts, United States
Thursday, 4 June 2020
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Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

FUTURE MOBILITY URBAN DESIGNERNorman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism, to join a team exploring issues that broadly relate to the design and planning of large-scale, complex metropolitan environments.  Will work primarily on Toyota Mobility Foundation-funded research. Will be tasked with analyzing the potential impacts of autonomous mobility on land use patterns and developing visualizations to communicate the potential physical, social, and environmental gains; the digital modeling of urban elements and spaces in Rhino; rendering scenes from Rhino using V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; compiling rendered scenes into a catalog; and developing high-resolution, photorealistic, urban-scale renderings of visionary proposals for new urban forms (both aerial and street view).  Will also help to coordinate this project to ensure deadlines are met and collaborate with researchers and students working on this project. Other responsibilities may include coordinating internal bi-weekly project meetings, preparing materials for meetings with the sponsor, preparing future project proposals in conjunction with the PI, and performing other duties as needed. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a master’s or terminal degree in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, architecture, or related field of study; at least two years of direct experience; and experience with Rhino, V-Ray, Lumion, and the Adobe Creative Suite. Job #18732

This is a one-year appointment.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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