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Architectural Professional at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as an Architectural Professional for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.

Architectural Professional,  is an intermediate position. This position requires an intermediate understanding of design and technical aspects of projects with the ability to take responsibility for a medium portion of a project with periodic interaction and direction from project leaders while sharing knowledge with less experienced staff.

The following responsibilities and qualifications represent the minimum expectations of the position. SOM encourages a proactive culture of expanding one’s contributions to projects and the firm as a whole.


  • Creates and innovates with a strong conceptual design ability and integrates interdisciplinary criteria to effectively move forward the design of a portion of a project.

  • Demonstrates an intermediate understanding of building materials, systems, specifications, codes, details and construction techniques. Is able to enrich design concepts through technical strategies and effectively uses appropriate tools to design and document at all project phases.

  • Manages time and workload to meet project task deadlines and commitments with periodic interaction and direction from project leaders while sharing knowledge with less experienced staff.


  • Exhibits initiative, process innovation, problem solving, and decision quality with a high attention to precision and accuracy at a project component level.

  • Actively collaborates at a project and consultant team level by critically and constructively evaluating ideas. Contributes to and actively participates within the studio.

  • Effectively communicates with project team and consultants through timely and appropriate written, oral, and visual means.

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience; professional licensure process is in progress.

  • Completion of a professional degree in Architecture or a related field.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, parametric and rendering software, and other graphic software.

  • LEED certification preferred.

Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Applications without work samples will not be reviewed.  Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.