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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer


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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

We are currently operating in a remote, work-from-home model during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be able to work remotely and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. In the future, when our offices re-open, applicants must be able to commute to one of our studio locations (New York, Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh, Seattle, San Francisco).

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is seeking architectural designers with 0-3 years of professional experience for immediate positions at our studios in Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York.

As a practice with a diverse portfolio, project assignments could range from residential, mixed-use, academic, cultural, and workplace. Assignments will vary based on project needs, skills, and experience, but our approach is one that values the continuity of a project team throughout design and documentation. We highly value staff with a proficiency in a range of skills and ability as they regularly work with a team on a wide variety of assignments in all phases of project development and construction administration.

Primary Project Responsibilities

As an active member of a design team, you will:

  • Support projects of various types, scales, and phases.
  • Support and participate in design reviews and presentations to achieve the project design goals.
  • Collaborate and communicate concepts to project team members verbally and through graphic and written means.
  • Produce visualization graphics and architectural documentation.
  • Participate in the development of solutions to design problems.
  • Be a valued contributor, bring your authentic self to each project, and be accountable to your team.

Overall Firm Responsibilities

In addition to specific project responsibilities, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate and contribute to firmwide discussions and initiatives related to research, design, sustainability, and firm culture.
  • Build and maintain relationships across the firm through mentoring, training, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Bring your unique talents and experiences to add value to our diverse design-focused community.

Qualifications, Skills, and Interests

This role is for you if you:

  • Have a professional degree in Architecture or equivalent professional experience.
  • Have up to 3 years of architectural or related professional experience.
  • Are familiar with or proficient with documentation and visualization programs: Revit, Enscape, Bluebeam, etc. (Revit familiarity and 3D modeling proficiency are required for this position as it is our primary tool for documentation and visualization.).
  • Are proficient with physical model making and the tools that support model making (for example, laser cutters, CNC machines, etc.)
  • Are familiar with graphics programs, such as Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment but are also able to work self-directed.
  • Are detail and task-oriented, with an enthusiasm for craft and excellence.
  • Possess exceptional design skills that can be applied to a collegial team environment, with open-mindedness and curiosity.

Work Style and Hours

This role requires that you:

  • Have ability to commence work shortly after job acceptance and are able to collaborate with project teams in either a remote or in-office environment. Our offices are open as a resource currently and a limited number of people utilize the office while the majority are still working remotely as we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. When our studios fully re-open, you will be expected to commute to one of our locations as we thrive on collaboration and innovation, and find we do our best work when we are together.
  • Have excellent time management skills. Our firm supports a flexible work schedule and work-life balance, with the expectation that individuals are able to manage their time to meet project and firm commitments and can work on multiple tasks in parallel, often on tight deadlines.
  • Are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Compensation and Benefits

As a valued member of our practice, you can expect:

  • A competitive salary will be negotiated based on your location, experience, and qualifications.
  • A competitive benefits package that includes: healthcare, life insurance, 401k retirement plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and several paid holidays. We also acknowledge the varied work/life challenges of our staff and remain flexible to address their circumstances.
  • Opportunities to grow professionally through innovative projects and work with colleagues.
  • We encourage and support professional licensure through study software and reimbursement for licensing and accreditation exams.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send the following to with “2022 0-3 Years Employment” in the email subject line:

  • A one-page statement addressing the following questions:
    • How do your professional and personal goals relate to your interest in joining BCJ?
    • How do you see yourself adding value to our practice?
  • A single page resume, or other summary to showcase your experience
  • A digital portfolio that best demonstrates your qualifications for this position. We value material that helps us understand how you think. Model images, sketches, process diagrams, and written descriptions are encouraged as well as samples that highlight your interests and unique talents. File size may not exceed 4.86 MB, and accepted file types are JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, DOCX, DOC, PPTX, PPT and TXT. We also encourage including a link to a higher resolution online portfolio of your work.

Upon receipt, we will review applicant materials and contact qualified candidates to schedule a conversation. We are unable to respond to phone inquiries.

Explore Our Practice


Founded in 1965, we are an architecture practice of six studios across the country focused on designing places that inspire connection and wonder.

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