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Associate Architect

Architecture | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

SPACE Architects + Planners is a collective of design professionals with a common vision and a passion for architecture, planning and design. Our team is firmly dedicated to its clients, for projects both large and small. 

We believe that good architecture evolves through humble, team-based efforts. Our office thrives in an open and collaborative atmosphere, which favors cohesiveness between team members and, as a result, directly benefits our projects and clients.

We are seeking an Associate with strong design and visualization skills and 3-5 years of single-family and multi-unit residential work experience – new construction and adaptive reuse.

The Associate will be involved in all stages of projects, from initial client interaction through all architectural design phases including permit submission through construction drawings and administration and preparing permits.  Team, time, and task management skills are a must.  Attention to detail, and a passion for architecture are required. 


  • 3-5 years of single- and multi-family residential experience required
  • Construction Administration experience 
  • Client and Consultant coordination experience  
  • BIM Management experience desired
  • Strong design skills 
  • Advanced proficiency in Auto CAD  
  • Advanced Proficiency in Revit including modeling, working collaboratively, CD production, family editing and maintenance of family library
  • Excellent 3D modeling / rendering skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Knowledge of City of Chicago Zoning and Building codes and IBC codes
  • Near completion of NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) 
  • Proficiency creating presentation documents using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and inDesign

If you are interested, please include a single page resume, portfolio and cover letter which includes: 

1. Why you would like to work with us

2. How you think you can contribute to our team

3. Your long-term goals for your career