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 empowered architectural talent to join our team.  As a Healthcare Planner with our Healthcare Studio, you will be involved in the development of creative, innovative, and aesthetically pleasing solutions in response to our client’s needs.


Understands and helps to develop the overall mission, vision and goals for the project.

Understands the differences and requirements for institutional, ambulatory and business occupancies.

Works with clients to understand their desired operational model, work flows, patient flows and critical adjacencies, and develops plans to support and/or improve that model.

Understands LEAN planning and process improvement concepts.

Develops space programs, accurately identifying square footage and spatial relationships.

Involved in developing creative, innovative and efficient solution in response to the client’s needs.

Helps determine the tools and methods to communicate the design intent to the client.

Participates in document production, in particular during the initial planning stages of a project and will often stay involved in document production throughout the course of the project.

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

Maintain and expand personal knowledge of the healthcare industry, medical planning and design skills through additional training, continuing education and other means.

Essential Skills and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ related medical planning experience on healthcare projects. Master of Architecture degree preferred.

EDAC, ASHE, and/or ACHA accreditations considered.

A strong understanding of Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp and other design/rendering software packages.

Understands the relationships of various spaces and departments within healthcare facilities and how patients and staff flow within them.

Strong organization and design skills, with the ability to solve planning puzzles.

Strong listening skills and the ability to gain consensus within varied user groups.

Strong presentation, communication, team building and collaboration skills and has the ability to guide clients toward successful design solutions.

Well organized, able to balance multiple projects and deadlines.

Effectively communicates design intent to the internal team and the client.

Responds timely and appropriately to clients – both internal and external.

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