Senior Architect

Grimshaw Grimshaw Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Dec 8 '21Posted on:

Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

The Role:

We are currently seeking Senior Architects to join our New York and Los Angeles studios. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, well organized, thoughtful, and is experienced in the design and delivery of large, challenging projects. The candidate will exhibit excellent communication skills, leadership and professionalism, enjoys working collaboratively, and is reliable, trustworthy and accountable for deadlines and quality of work. The successful candidate will ideally have broad experience and have worked internationally.

What You Will Do:

  • Contribute to the design of projects at different phases
  • Work both independently and leading a small team, coordinating with other team leaders and consultants
  • Resolve design and technical challenges, under the guidance and support of the project leaders
  • Work in close cooperation with other members of the Grimshaw team and our consultants
  • Exhibit a passion and strive for design excellence
  • Help contribute to the life of the studio; studio-wide initiatives and challenges; our design and sustainability culture; and the broader social and wellness culture at Grimshaw.

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent 5-year professional degree in Architecture from an accredited school required
  • 10+ years’ professional experience 
  • Proficiency in Revit is essential
  • Working knowledge of Rhino is preferred, but not essential
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Superb time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong leadership, delegation and management skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Ability to communicate clear design ideas and direction quickly

Desired Experience:

  • Experience of working collaboratively in mid to large sized teams
  • Experience of designing net-zero carbon projects
  • Experience in Transportation, Workspace, Science and Technology sectors strongly prioritized
  • Experience in Hospitality, Residential and Sports sectors also valuable
  • Experience in working in a team, and contributing to the design of large projects is prioritized

Applications will not be considered without a portfolio and work samples

Life at Grimshaw:

We encourage our employees to lead balanced lives by taking advantage of our generous paid time off and paid holiday policies. Additionally, our comprehensive benefits include: unlimited sick days, 100% employer-paid employee health benefits, 401(k), profit sharing, and reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees, and other perks.

About Grimshaw:

Grimshaw is a global architecture and design studio of ideas and invention, driven by a desire to connect people to each other and the world around us. We recognise the urgency of the challenges that face our planet, and our duty to deliver architecture and design best suited for a flourishing future. Our studios are founded on analysis and exploration. We relish the challenges inherent across a wide range of work, engaging our expertise and agility to deliver lasting, meaningful design that brings value and joy to clients and users. At Grimshaw, we encourage creativity, collaboration and innovation. We want our staff to be fulfilled by their time with us as we know the key to our continuing success is working with and engaging the most talented people we can find.

Grimshaw’s international portfolio covers all major sectors and has been honored with over 200 international design awards for its commitment to design excellence. Driven by a desire to connect people to each other and the world around us, the practice is dedicated to the deepest level of involvement in the design of its buildings, delivering projects which meet the highest possible standards of design.

Grimshaw is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our colleagues.


Please upload a resume and portfolio to our recruitment portal.

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