The award-winning team at GGLO, a collaborative design firm in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Boise, seeks a Tall Building Architect Designer, for our growing Seattle location.
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
What does this mean for your career? Our employees are a talented mix of individuals who embody every aspect of an integrated practice, who are catalysts for community through an integrated, research-based approach with sustainable design competency as a prerequisite. We offer the opportunity to align your long-term career goals with a variety of projects and clients while working with Principals from multiple markets. We want your energy, creativity, and thirst for transforming great ideas into built reality!
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.
GGLO, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture.
GGLO is an integrated design firm that provides architecture, urban design, planning, research, interior design, and landscape architecture to clients around the world. We believe it’s both the opportunity and responsibility of design to inspire the best aspects of community: to improve lives, spark opportunity, foster relationships, and create unforgettable personal moments.
Our staff has an abundance of experience creating sustainable design for mixed-use, market rate, and senior housing, hospitality, campus environments, tall buildings, affordable housing, parks + open spaces.
Founded in Seattle in 1986 | Offices in Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA, and Boise, ID