Come Join Us

We’re looking for talented, creative, collaborative people to join our team.
If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

We are an award-winning, multidisciplinary architecture, planning, engineering, and interior design firm whose employees appreciate the phrase “work hard, play hard.”  We have fresh leadership, highly engaged staff, and a new vision for the future. We’re proud of our 114-year history; we stay true to who we are, and we lead by unlocking the potential of those we serve. We want you to be a part of our team!

Project Manager - Education and Worship

We have an opportunity for a talented Project Manager to join our Education and Worship Studio. This team specializes in the diverse continuum of learning spaces, from early childhood education through university research and specialized corporate training centers, as well as serving as a trusted resource for churches and religious orders. You will be responsible for leading projects to a successful completion, including client satisfaction design, schedule, and attainment of client’s vision.

What you’ll do:

  • Maintain client relationship, assumes main point of contact for the Client, and is responsible for attaining their overall mission, vision, goals, and satisfaction.
  • Lead and orchestrate the project design team (internal and external consultants) and design process.
  • Develop and update project schedules, educate the client on the process to be followed, and meet milestones and deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain project budgets, work plans, and contracts.
  • Manage profit goals; review and submit invoices timely to Accounting.
  • Oversee the development of technical solutions in response to design and code requirements, and assures that design solutions have technical integrity.
  • Coordinate staffing and communicates the appropriate need for staff in a proactive manner.
  • Responsible for multiple industries/varied size projects.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities.
  • Mentor and guide less experienced staff members.
  • Enjoys construction, design, project planning, project management, and business development.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 8 years’ related experience.
  • Architectural registration required.
  • Skilled working with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop and other design/rendering software packages.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Balance technical skills and creative aptitude; experienced with architectural standards, engineering practices, and building ordinances in order to communicate effectively with clients and project team.
  • Strong organization skills; comfortable delegating to various members of the project team.
  • Experience leading effective meetings; displays exceptional interpersonal skills and presentation skills and is able to communicate clearly with team members and clients.
  • Identify opportunities to help clients improve their business / facilities and provide additional design services.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple or complex in scope.

Project Manager - Live-Work-Play

We have an opportunity for a talented Project Manager with our Live-Work-Play Studio.  This team specializes in buildings serving the recreational, health and wellness needs of people from early childhood and through adulthood and you will be responsible for leading projects to a successful completion, including client satisfaction, design, schedule, and attainment of client’s vision.

What you’ll do:

  • Maintain client relationship, assumes main point of contact for the Client, and is responsible for attaining their overall mission, vision, goals, and satisfaction.
  • Lead and orchestrate the project design team (internal and external consultants) and design process.
  • Develop and update project schedules, educate the client on the process to be followed, and meet milestones and deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain project budgets, work plans, and contracts.
  • Manage profit goals; review and submit invoices timely to Accounting.
  • Oversee the development of technical solutions in response to design and code requirements, and assures that design solutions have technical integrity.
  • Coordinate staffing and communicates the appropriate need for staff in a proactive manner.
  • Responsible for multiple industries/varied size projects.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities.
  • Mentor and guide less experienced staff members.
  • Enjoys construction, design, project planning, project management, and business development.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 8 years’ related experience.
  • Architectural registration required.
  • Skilled working with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop and other design/rendering software packages.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Balance technical skills and creative aptitude; experienced with architectural standards, engineering practices, and building ordinances in order to communicate effectively with clients and project team.
  • Strong organization skills; comfortable delegating to various members of the project team.
  • Experience leading effective meetings; displays exceptional interpersonal skills and presentation skills and is able to communicate clearly with team members and clients.
  • Identify opportunities to help clients improve their business / facilities and provide additional design services.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple or complex in scope.

Project Manager - Government

We have an opportunity for experienced Project Manager to join our Government Studio. You will be responsible for leading Midwest, local, county and state government facility projects to a successful completion, including client satisfaction, design, schedule, and attainment of client’s vision.

What you’ll do:

  • You will lead the design and documentation of multiple projects while communicating regularly with clients and consultants, and helping to effectively manage project delivery.
  • You will be the main point of contact for the client and are responsible for attaining their overall mission, vision, goals, and satisfaction.
  • You will develop and update project schedules, educate the client on the process to be followed, and meet milestones and deadlines.
  • You will create and maintain project budgets, work plans, and contracts.
  • You will oversee the development of technical solutions in response to design and code requirements, and assures that design solutions have technical integrity.
  • You will develop and maintain relationships with current and potential clients, consultants, community leaders, and public officials.
  • You will maintain a deep understanding of the development, design, and construction activities we currently serve, or target to serve, in our planning and design services to government entities.
  • You will participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities.
Who you are:
  • A Bachelors’ Degree and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the design and construction of large-scale institutional building types.
  • WI Architectural registration preferred.
  • Experience with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and other design/rendering software.
  • Proficient working with Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • You have strong organization skills and are comfortable delegating to various members of the project team.
  • You are a team player, goal-oriented, enjoy variety, and work effectively with teams.
  • You are a self-starter, responsible and persistent, with a methodical approach to work and enjoy utilizing your previous work experience and contacts to seek new opportunities for the firm.
  • You understand not only how to design, but also how to coordinate a team.
  • You bring superior communication, presentation, organization, and people skills along with the essential with the ability to juggle multiple priorities.

Project Architect - Government

We have an opportunity for an experienced Project Architect to join our Government Studio.  You will be responsible for leading Midwest, local, county and state government facility projects to a successful completion, including client satisfaction, design, schedule, and attainment of client’s vision.

What you’ll do:                       

  • Mastery of drafting/design software and technique to ensure that the design intent is achieved.
  • Lead the technical production team and work closely with Project Manager.
  • Manage the construction administration efforts of your projects.
  • Responsible for the completeness and accuracy of construction drawings.
  • Accountable for the maintenance of production schedules.
  • Develop technical solutions in response to design and code requirements, and assure that design solutions have technical integrity.
  • Coordinate the work of consultants.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities including RFQs and RFP submissions.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with a minimum of 8 years’ related project experience.
  • Architectural registration required.
  • Skilled in AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery.
  • Knowledge of building systems, detailing, materials, construction methods, and the ability to design and document accordingly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and presentation skills; able to communicate clearly with team members and clients.
  • Comfortable delegating to and overseeing the work of Architectural Technicians.
  • Basic fundamentals of successful project management and delivering good results.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope.

Senior Project Manager - Healthcare

We have an opportunity for a talented Senior Project Manager for our Healthcare Studio.  You will be responsible for project planning, design, schedule, and team communication for a portfolio of healthcare projects.  You will work in a creative team-focused environment and engage in the planning and development of creative and aesthetically pleasing solutions for our healthcare clients.

What you’ll do:                       

  • Act as the main point of contact for our clients and be responsible for maintaining the relationship; keeping the client satisfied and apprised of project progress.
  • Lead and orchestrate the project design team and ensure that proper steps and procedures are taken to ensure work is completed as planned, budgeted, scheduled and in conformance with the design intent.
  • Develop and maintain project budgets, work plans, and contracts.
  • Plan, organize, and manage each project phase. Provide on-going communication through team meetings and team updates.
  • Oversee the development of technical solutions in response to design and code requirements and assure that design solutions have technical integrity.
  • Responsible for healthcare market/varied size projects.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews, and various business development activities.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 10+ years’ experience in healthcare facility design.
  • Architectural registration required.
  • Skilled in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and other design/rending software.
  • Experience with technical healthcare design requirements including knowledge of healthcare codes and guidelines when applicable.
  • Experience leading effective meetings; exceptional interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope.

Project Architect - Healthcare

We have an opportunity for an experienced Project Architect to join our Healthcare Studio.  You should have a passion for working in a creative team-focused environment and engage in the planning and development of creative and aesthetically pleasing solutions for our healthcare clients.

What you’ll do:                       

  • Mastery of drafting/design software and technique to ensure that the design intent is achieved.
  • Lead the technical production team and work closely with Project Manager.
  • Manage the construction administration efforts of your projects.
  • Responsible for the completeness and accuracy of construction drawings.
  • Accountable for the maintenance of production schedules.
  • Develop technical solutions in response to design and code requirements, and assure that design solutions have technical integrity.
  • Coordinate the work of consultants.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities including RFQs and RFP submissions.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in the design of healthcare facilities.
  • Architectural registration required.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skilled in SketchUp, Photoshop and other design/rendering software packages.
  • Working knowledge of healthcare codes and guidelines.
  • Actively participate with teams of professionals – architects, designers, and engineers who possess a variety of personalities and skills sets.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and presentation skills; able to communicate clearly with team members and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope.

Construction Administrator

We have an opportunity for an organized, professional Construction Administrator to perform construction phase activities for our design and construction projects.  Prior field experience will guide our design and engineering professionals in documenting the vision of new buildings.

What you’ll do:

  • Administration of the construction process for a variety of projects for our firms and on behalf of our clients.
  • Review / management of submittals, shop drawings, substitution requests, etc.
  • Respond to RFI’s providing interpretation of construction documents on behalf of the firm.
  • Create punch lists and closeout documents.
  • Participate in the resolution of construction issues and conflicts.
  • Act as a liaison between our design professionals, contractors and our client representatives.
  • Provide field-learned experience to the design teams, helping to continually improve our shared knowledge of construction means and methods.
  • Understanding of project budgets and working within those constraints.
  • Occasional participation in marketing, relationship building activities, and project interviews.
  • Required to work in office and at job site environments.
Who you are:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in construction project administration.
  • Strong understanding of quality construction means and methods.
  • Comfortable with computer and tablet based Construction Administration tools.
  • AutoCAD and Revit familiarity not essential but preferred.
  • Read, understand and work from construction drawings and specifications.
  • Strong time management and problem resolution skills while working on concurrent projects.
  • Knowledge of building codes and appropriate industry standard practices.
  • Attention to detail, strong organization skills, and thorough written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in a customer focused, team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope.

Quality Control Architect

We have an opportunity for a talented Quality Control Architect.  You will be responsible for successfully executing and monitoring a Quality Assurance program designed to manage project risks and foster continuous improvement in all our deliverables.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure the quality of the project deliverables through a strong QA/QC review.
  • Perform document review to ensure drawings and documents are prepared and coordinated between disciplines to the highest quality while maintaining consistency amongst projects.
  • Identify inconsistencies, errors and omissions between and within design disciplines as well as lessons-learned from previous projects, and provide direction on how to remedy.
  • Partner with cross-functional team members in Architecture, Engineering and Construction Administration to ensure adherence to internal processes and quality standards expectations on all deliverables.
  • Provide strong technical, practice-based leadership and quality assurance oversight to establish and ensure best-in-class design/drawing/document quality standards on all projects.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years’ experience in the production and quality assurance review of drawings and documents relating to various building types.
  • Registered Architect required.
  • Demonstration of strong leadership, and ability to motivate, develop and hold teams accountable.
  • A strong understanding of Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp and other design/rendering software packages.
  • Leadership personality with the ability to apply and create quality procedures to our technical work processes.
  • Mindful of timelines and deadlines and works proactively to achieve these goals.
  • Well organized, able to coordinate and balance multiple projects.
  • Responds timely and appropriately to clients – both internal and external.

Interior Design Technician

We have an opportunity for a talented Interior Design Technician.  You will provide support to our Interiors team which includes design consultation, project collaboration, and space planning.  You will support and collaborate with team members to develop creative, functional and aesthetically pleasing design solutions for interior environments.

What you’ll do:

  • Support schematic-level design, programming, space planning, and client needs assessment as assigned.
  • Research materials and concepts to advise and support the design team on technical issues influencing interior design concept development.
  • Assist in the creation of presentation materials (finish boards, renderings, etc.) and coordinate with the design team for client presentations.
  • Utilize drafting/design software, ensuring accuracy and that standards and protocols are maintained.
  • Create and edit drawings, thoroughly and accurately, depicting the design direction and decisions made.
Who you are:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture with internship experience in the design field.
  • Proficient in Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop and other design/rendering software.
  • Skilled working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic understanding of applicable building codes, regulations and standards.
  • Well organized; able to balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Professional demeanor and good communication skills required as you will be attending client meetings, project coordination meetings, and interviews with potential clients.

Architectural Technician

We are seeking an Architectural Technician to support Project Architects, Project Managers, and Designers with design, construction documents and technical specifications on projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Supports design, production and construction administration efforts as assigned.
  • Provide design support and advance schematic design into design development and detailed construction documents.
  • Utilize drafting/design software, ensuring accuracy and that standards and protocols are maintained.
  • Maintain clear communications with and support other team members; architects, designers, engineers, and interior designers.
  • May assist and participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities.
  • Must be comfortable working independently and also in a team-oriented environment, with multiple projects and varied deadlines.
Who you are:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with internship experience in the design field.
  • Proficient in Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop and other design/rendering software.
  • Skilled working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic understanding of applicable building codes, regulations and standards.
  • Well organized; able to balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Professional demeanor and good communication skills as attending client meetings, project coordination meetings and interviews with clients is expected.

Didn’t find your exact role but are in search of a fun place to work and grow? Send us your resume – because tomorrow we may have the perfect position for you. 

Candidates should submit their resume and compensation requirements to: Traci A. Mortensen, Director of Human Resources Traci.Mortensen@zastudios.com.

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