Senior Architectural Designer - Commercial, Mixed Use, Residential, Hospitality

Architecture New York, New York


Senior Architectural Designer – Commercial, , Mixed Use, Residential, Hospitality 
New York, NY

NBBJ is a design and architecture firm, fueled by ideas and a culture of collaboration. With offices around the globe, the diverse perspectives of your future colleagues and clients will inspire and challenge you to be extraordinary. Innovation and creativity are at the heart of our work: creating spaces and experiences that better connect people to each other as they live, learn, and work in their communities. We partner with pioneers like Cedars-Sinai, Amazon, Massachusetts General Hospital and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as we create solutions for tomorrow guided by our vision: we design for life. Are you interested in designing what’s next? Join us.

This role at a glance:

NBBJ is seeking a Senior Architectural Designer, with 10+ years of experience with good conceptual, visual, and communication skills to work in a highly collaborative design studio.

In your new role, you will:

  • Produce rapid visualization of concepts, design ideas and holistically support their translation into crafted architecture.
  • Develop detailed design concepts
  • Lead the work of other team members, providing mentoring and guidance
  • Provide thought leadership in high-performance building concepts
  • Provide expertise in communicating and executing projects to team members, clients and contractors


What you will need to succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree; B Arch or M Arch desired
  • 10+ years of work experience
  • Architectural licensure desired
  • LEED Accreditation or within 18 months of hire
  • Deep understanding of high-performance and environmentally sound building concepts and strategies.
  • Strong conceptual design and schematic design skills
  • California experience working with OSHPD and local Southern CA agencies.
  • Strong verbal and graphic communication skills and ability to work within diverse teams of designers, clients and contractors.
  • Experience leading design efforts through a variety of delivery models such as IPD, Progressive Design Build, Design Build and PPP.
  • Proficiency in Revit with 3D modeling skills; Sketch up, and/or Rhino desired
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign desired
  • Experience in Grasshopper workflows are beneficial
  • Ability to participate in multiple projects and manage deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, open environment
Ability to travel, if project requires

Why choose NBBJ?

We believe that all NBBJ employees should love their work. This means not only loving what you do but having pride in your workplace. We strive to be that irresistible place to work by enhancing your employee experience with customized programs and comprehensive benefits. In addition to 100% covered employee healthcare costs and 401k contributions, we offer unique professional development opportunities, volunteer opportunities and access to leading technology and resources to further help you love your work and advance your career.

• NBBJ has been named three times by Fast Company as one of the most innovative architecture firms.
• Founded in 1943, our first office opened over 75 years ago in Seattle, Washington. We now have over 10 office locations around the globe.
• We are a transdisciplinary, cross-practice focused firm with a deep portfolio of Civic & Cultural, Commercial, Corporate, Healthcare, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Sports, and Urban Environment projects. We also have several areas of service expertise including: Architecture, Environmental Graphic Design, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Workplace Consulting and more.
• In the past decade, NBBJ has received more than 300 awards from leading global, national and regional award programs across the business, real estate and design communities.
• We work with 5 of the top global high-tech companies, 14 of the U.S. News and World Report Top Hospitals, and 4 of the top 10 highest-ranked learning institutions.
• Our clients include institutional leaders such as Cambridge University, Google, Samsung, Cleveland Clinic, Tencent, and Stanford University.

Our Values
More than words on a page, our values sustain our culture, drive our actions, and impact every level of our practice. In our work, we never settle for the status quo and always strive to live by our values in service to our clients' organizations, our profession, our society and ourselves.
• We exist to create enduring value for our clients and society.
• We fulfill our legacy through brilliant design, steward leadership, and enabling rewarding careers.
• We know that our people are the lifeblood of our firm — and essential to our humanistic heart and soul.
• We embrace the power of teams and collaboration to unleash breakthrough creativity.
• We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through listening, learning, and humility.
• We are a leadership intensive and role based firm.
• We prize innovation, never stop learning, and seek to share what we know.
• We are dedicated to the realization of resilient and sustainable outcomes.
• We all share in the realization of our “design, people, business” triple bottom line.
We deliver design excellence — and we design for life.

NBBJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

NBBJ does not accept unsolicited resumes or similar submissions from third party recruiters or employment agencies. Any unsolicited materials received by NBBJ from a source other than an individual candidate will be considered NBBJ property and NBBJ reserves the right to pursue and hire candidates referred to us without any financial obligation to the third party in question. If you are interested in becoming an approved NBBJ external recruiter, please contact a member of the NBBJ Talent Acquisition Team.