Project Architect

Synecdoche Design Studio Synecdoche Design Studio Diversity Badge Employer:
Ann Arbor, MI, USLocation:
Thu, Jul 8 '21Posted on:

Synecdoche Design Studio in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan is seeking a motivated project architect with 4+ years of experience in the design and project management of buildings, interiors, adaptive reuse, and furniture focused primarily in commercial and cultural projects. Synecdoche currently has projects in southeast Michigan ranging from creative workspaces, furniture, multi-family, retail, hospitality, and cultural centers.

As we expand our practice towards impactful projects and emerging practices, we're looking to build a team with the desire to work collaboratively on projects within the studio and our community. We expect a lot out of each other as a team and we pursue projects that support our motto of "Do Good Work". 


  • 4-6 years experience

  • B.Arch or M.Arch Degree

  • Licensure is not a requirement of the position but experience to the level of a project architect is expected.


  • Lead small projects from conception through construction working with the client and directing emerging designers in the studio while coordinating with leadership.

  • Collaborate with team members for larger projects in management, documentation, design, detailing, and administration support.

  • Create and coordinate design, bid, permit, and construction documents with consultants with an understanding of Revit, Rhino, and Adobe softwares.

  • Apply current planning and building codes for application with construction detailing, programming, and material applications that propels design forward.

  • Attention to detail and organizational skill are a must for both studio and project workflows.

  • Critical thinking and initiative to improve upon project designs and work independently is expected.

Synecdoche operates in a hybrid format with studios in Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI. In-person site visits and studio meetings may be required, this is not a fully virtual position. We provide flexibility in scheduling as life happens around events such as child care and volunteering.

Salary range $60-75k to match experience; health care reimbursement, minimum 10 vacation days, 10 paid holidays, and reimbursements for ARE testing & professional development opportunities. We are an equal opportunity employer.



Please submit a design portfolio digitally (pdf - 10MB max or website) and resume to with the subject line "Synecdoche Hiring - Project Architect". Incomplete applications will not be considered. We like employees who can follow simple directions. We look forward to expanding with an excellent new team member.

FYI we are small and apologize but we can't get back to every application, if you are a good fit we'll reach out and continue the discussion. This is a rolling application with hiring expected around September 2021.

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