Career Opportunity – Senior Architectural Designer


Career Opportunity

Zimmerman Architectural Studios is one of the oldest and most successful architectural firms in Wisconsin.  Founded in 1906, the Firm continues to seek opportunities to further its commitment to enhancing the human environment with inspired, creative, and rational design, respecting the past while revealing the potential of the future.

With our next generation of leadership and management on the rise, we are embracing a readiness to learn from and appreciate the talents of others while shaping and creating a thriving environment.

We have a wonderful opportunity for unbridled design talent to join our team.  As a Senior Architectural Designer, reporting to a Studio Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the design of a wide range of projects from conception through completion.  You will direct and supervise designers and other team members as needed for varied projects.


Establish the program and conceptual design direction in response to the project requirements and client’s goals and objectives; exceeding expectations and complying with financial and scheduling constraints.

Coordinate and lead the design process with a project team (Project Manager, Project Architect, Technical team and consultants) to develop architectural solutions from the conceptual level through construction documentation and construction administration.

Develop creative, beautiful, and functional design solutions utilizing 2D/3D software.

Participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities including RFQs and RFP submissions.

Provide expert technical knowledge and leadership to projects and develop effective relationships with new and existing clients.

Adept in leading and mentoring design staff and improving various quality improvement processes.

Essential Skills and Experience:

15+ years of experience, which includes leading design projects with various degrees of complexity.

Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.

License to practice Architecture desired.

Well versed in a variety of building types:

corporate, industrial, recreational, multi-family, campus master planning

Proficient with Revit, SketchUp and other design/rendering software packages such as AutoCAD, Enscape, or Lumion as well as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Actively participate with teams of professionals – architects, designers, and engineers who possess a variety of personalities and skills sets.

Possess strong communication, listening, and presentation skills.

This position is empowered to make a difference and grow key market sectors; therefore having an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to develop and cultivate work is essential.

We invite you to join Milwaukee’s Coolest Office!  We provide a comprehensive benefits program which reflects our healthy attitude towards a positive work/life balance, along with an energetic culture and incredible work environment.   Candidates should submit their resume and compensation requirements to .  Visit our website at


We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Traci A. Mortensen

Director of Human Resources


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Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc.

Phone: 414-476-9500


2122 W. Mt. Vernon Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Zimmerman Travels!


Iceland…the purest natural inspiration.

A few fellow friends here at the office decided to travel the world at college kid prices. Iceland get ready… We headed off to a land of visual opposition and juxtaposition at every turn. Seeing volcanoes one minute to crossing glaciers several football fields wide the next was commonplace. From the face-melting temperatures of Geysir to the wind-scraped barren wastelands in between, you would find us journeying to majestic, belittling waterfalls which mock man’s architectural and engineering accomplishments. Another day, you would find us free-diving the gap between the North American and European tectonic plates at Thingvellir in 36-degree Fahrenheit icy waters where few animals thrive. The world is an incredible place; why not travel to see it?

As designers, we have the ultimate template of design we call Earth from which to draw inspiration (biomimicry). I am happy to be part of such a fun group of people who share common interests and values.

Pettit National Ice Center Turns 25

The Pettit National Ice Center, designed by Zimmerman’s stadium and arena team, also known as Venture Architects, recently turned 25 and is preparing to host the US Olympic Speedskating Trials.

The unique building is one of two of its kind in the US.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published this excellent article that we are happy to share.