The award-winning team at GGLO, a collaborative design firm in Seattle is seeking a Tall Building Architectural Designer.
GGLO is a creative design company, dedicated to contributing value and beauty in the built environment. We contribute design solutions that are distinctive and transformative, emerging out of context and culture. In a collaborative environment that fosters discovery and learning, we engage diverse disciplines to understand the complex issues that underlay each design challenge, seeking new insights, revealing new solutions. We design distinct places where people connect and thrive—believing that the fundamental desire to interact and feel a sense of belonging can be evoked through design.
Sustainable urbanism is at the core of our practice, with a market focus on mixed-use environments delivered through Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape and Interiors.
Tall Building Architectural Designer Role
The Tall Building Architectural Designer is critical to acquisition and execution of current and future tall building projects. This position will build our capacity for design and technical aspects of tall building projects. This role is responsible for facilitating and coordinating architectural design services from project analysis through completion, and is responsible for production and coordination, through direction to the project team.
Leads design teams working on tall building projects
Collaborates with and coordinates work of consultants to ensure all deliverables support design excellence and project goals
Participates in design strategy sessions and presentations
Manages day to day design concept/process consistent with the project’s program, budget and time constraints
Provides expertise in executing projects to design team, clients, and contractors
Provides innovative thought and leadership on tall building design concepts
Provides mentoring and coaching to less experienced staff
15 or more years of professional experience, including 10 years focused on designing tall buildings
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in the United States
Proficiency in Rhino, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite
Exceptional knowledge and proved ability to design tall buildings
Experience completing all phases of tall building projects
Proven ability to make presentations and facilitate discussions
International project experience preferred
LEED accreditation preferred
Ability to work in a collaborative, open environment, and team-oriented
Authorization to work in the United States
We offer paid licensure and industry memberships, professional development, mentorship programs, flexible schedules, remote work, generous time off, ORCA commuter passes, bicycle parking, office bicycles for use, casual dress code, relaxed atmosphere, pet friendly atmosphere, indoor gym, pool, sauna, summer concert series in our outdoor space, and a collaborative, stable environment. Along with competitive salaries, we offer a generous benefit package including fully paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance, 401K with employer match program, annual Profit Sharing contributions, as well as an annual discretionary bonus opportunity for all employees.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and a condensed portfolio as PDF attachments to Brianna Mitchell, HR/Hiring Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your salary requirements, and use the subject line ‘Tall Building Architectural Designer in your email.
GGLO, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture.
Our office culture is friendly and informal. Our collaborative style is reflected in our integrated multi-disciplinary approach to design and our open office environment. Our leadership is active, involved, and approachable.Sustainability is one of our firm’s core values, and we have established an in-house Sustainable Design Group to help focus our knowledge and skills on sustainable approaches to our operations, as well as our projects. Our downtown Seattle office provides a healthy, comfortable working environment that is close to public transportation, community services, and entertainment. We value community involvement. Our principals and staff serve on boards for housing providers, community service organizations, and cultural groups. We encourage participation in neighborhood groups, volunteer organizations, and charitable events. We contribute to civic life in many diverse ways. With every project, we measure our success not simply by the function and beauty of the completed designs, but by our client’s satisfaction with each phase of the work. Because we believe a space should say something about its inhabitants, as well as the region it is a part of, we take factors like... client personality and community culture into consideration, designing for today’s needs and tomorrow’s possibilities.