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 - 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.

Communications Coordinator

We are seeking a Communications Coordinator. This highly creative and detail-oriented individual develops and implements external communications that support firm strategic goals, increase awareness, build strong brand equity, and align us to win new work. As an integral part of the Marketing Team, you’ll help shape our communications strategies and play an active role in evolving our brands and marketing channels.

What you’ll do:

  • Support key communications initiatives including project storytelling, crafting of proposal narratives, creating award submissions, and developing messaging for various marketing materials.
  • Help set our Communications strategy and develop plans to implement it.
  • Identify opportunities for and assist subject matter experts in the development and authoring of thought leadership articles.
  • Develop and execute social media content and campaigns that achieve firm goals and incorporate best practices. Explore new ideas, including creative concepts and approaches.
  • Develop and distribute press releases, media alerts and proactive pitches to media.
  • Create and edit images and video for social media, firm websites, and a variety of marketing materials.
  • Assist in maintaining firm websites including case studies, articles, and press releases.
  • Track and measure communications initiatives, provide regular reports, and identify trends and opportunities for improvement and actionable recommendations for application.
  • Help drive process to ensure the most efficient procedures and protocols are in place.
Who you are:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of professional marketing/communications experience.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to create compelling, clear and concise content.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) and MS Office Suite.
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus.
  • Marketing communications experience within the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) industry or another professional services environment preferred.
  • A proactive self-starter who is able to plan, prioritize and multitask; manage and adhere to multiple, concurrent deadlines and in a fast-paced environment, and work cross-functionally to accomplish results.
  • Enthusiastic and collaborative team player with strong interpersonal skills.

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.