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We are currently looking for: 

A Projects Director with experience in the planning, designing and delivering of public realm studies, visions and concept designs. 

A Graphic Designer with experience in editorial design and working within a collaborative design team. 

Job descriptions can be found below.

We are not actively recruiting for any other vacancies in our team. However, we welcome speculative applications, which we review periodically, from talented people with relevant undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and particularly strong skills in drawing, mapping, photography and writing. Job descriptions can be found below, for reference. 

  • PROJECTS DIRECTOR

    Publica is looking to recruit new Projects Directors at a senior level within the practice to lead teams delivering and developing urban design proposals and strategies for public spaces on high profile sites across London.

    This is a client-facing role that will suit candidates with a strong design background in architecture or landscape architecture, with experience of developing proposals for public spaces, managing teams and working closely with private and public sector clients at a decision-making level. 

    The nature of Publica’s work ranges from in-depth neighbourhood surveys and socio-cultural research to drawing up concept designs for the hard landscaping of streets and spaces, play strategies and planting strategies – as well as setting briefs, giving design recommendations and offering overarching advice on cultural uses, housing renewal and masterplanning to our broad client base in both private and public sectors.

    Potential candidates should have minimum eight years’ industry experience working on delivering public realm schemes and a thorough understanding of our sector. This role will report directly to the Urban Design Director.

    Publica is a fast-growing, 35-strong multidisciplinary urban design practice, which can offer a supportive working environment for the right candidate, together with opportunities to grow and develop within the company. 

    Application: CV, cover letter and portfolio showing projects of urban scale, including examples of research, strategic proposals, drawing, detailing and photography, (PDF format, max 10MB) to recruitment@publica.co.uk stating 'Projects Director - Design application' in the subject line.



  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    We are currently looking for a talented and conscientious Graphic Designer to support our Head of Graphic Design in the design and production of all of Publica’s visual outputs, and the development and implementation of the company’s identity across its printed and digital materials. This is a creative and varied position within an in-house environment.

    Our ideal candidate will have experience working on editorial design projects and taking them from inception to completion; an excellent eye for detail and typography within a fast-paced environment; the ability to work under pressure and manage their own workload and deadlines across several projects; excellent communication skills and an enthusiasm for working collaboratively.

    To apply for this position, please send your CV, cover letter and short PDF of work samples (max attachment size 10MB) to recruitment@publica.co.uk stating Graphic Designer application in the subject line. Your cover letter should state clearly why you are interested in working with Publica, and what you would bring to this role.

    Please click here to view the full job description.



  • SENIOR URBAN DESIGNER

    The role of a Senior Urban Designer is to manage projects and help support the development of our growing business. Key responsibilities will be to lead a team consisting of Urban Designers and Project Assistants in delivering, planning, designing and writing area surveys, public realm studies, public realm visions and concept designs for sites across London. This is a client-facing role working closely with the Project Directors and other members of the team. Potential candidates should have minimum five years industry experience working on detailing and delivering public realm schemes and a thorough understanding of our sector.

    You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, preparing and delivering public realm strategies, masterplans and concept designs for sites across London and the UK.

    Application: CV, cover letter and portfolio showing projects of urban scale, including examples of research, hand sketching and photography, (PDF format, max 10MB) to recruitment@publica.co.uk stating Senior Urban Designer application in the subject line.



  • URBAN DESIGNER & PROJECT ASSISTANT

    We are looking for Urban Designer & Project Assistant candidates with a RIBA Part I or II, Masters or equivalent qualification, with all ranges of professional experience. Candidates should have experience in both detailed analytical work and of producing urban design and public realm proposals. Further desirable attributes include excellent drawing, mapping, photography and writing skills.

    You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, preparing and delivering public realm strategies, masterplans and concept designs for sites across London and the UK.

    Application: CV, cover letter and portfolio (PDF format, max 10MB) to recruitment@publica.co.uk stating Urban Designer application or Project Assistant application in the subject line.



  • ARCHITECT/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

    We wish to appoint an Architect/Landscape Architect who has experience in the analysis of wider scale urban conditions and a thorough technical knowledge of the delivery of public realm schemes. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in designing, detailing and delivering hard landscape and streetscape schemes.

    You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, preparing and delivering public realm strategies, masterplans and concept designs for sites across London and the UK.

    Application: CV, cover letter and portfolio showing projects of urban scale, including examples of research, hand sketching and photography, (PDF format, max 10MB) to recruitment@publica.co.uk stating Architect/Landscape Architect application in the subject line.