GTA | DES 201: Design Studio I – Context and Site

Winter 2024 term 1 Up to 4 open positions 130 hours total, approximately 10 hours per week at $37.53/hour

Overview of duties

The ideal candidate will be a strong design thinker with a proven ability to work iteratively and imaginatively. The primary tasks of the GTA will be one-on-one desk crits with students, review work in pin-ups and discussions, give tutorials on drawing and model-building methods, field questions from students via email and other modes of communication, and organize logistics. Class attendance is required.


Current enrollment in the MArch, MLA, MASA or MASLA program.
• Familiarity with landscape thinking and observation to the built environment
• Ability to effectively communicate with instructor and students (both verbal and written)
• Patience and precision in explaining course material and technical tools to facilitate student learning
• Mastery of foundational design principles, critical thinking, and creative problem solving
• Ability to relay information in a concise and organized manner
• Effective and logical planner that displays good team building skills
• Strong digital and analog drawing and modeling skills

Application deadline

How to apply

Complete the online application form and upload a cover letter, CV, and a 3-5 page portfolio sample.


Please note that course schedule may change. Please refer to the course schedule for the most up-to-date information.

Please note, total hours divided equally across 16 week term. 4% vacation will be added to total hours.