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STEM Leader

Department: Architecture
Location: CA Region - See Posting for Office Options, CA

The best integrated design firm in the world has an opening for a talented architect and design expert experienced in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math learning Spaces for higher education clients.


  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Other locations available

If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset for STEM spaces and enjoy working with project teams in the realization of award-winning design projects this might be the position for you. As part of our integrated design teams you will create buildings that elevate the human experience through design. DLR Group is 100% employee owned and as such youíll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm.

Position Summary

As a creator of cutting-edge educational spaces and an understanding of the complex nature of science and technology projects, you will be responsible for elevating our higher education practice by designing STEM type learning spaces.

The ideal candidate must have superior communication skills, the ability to design collaboratively, a track record of having guided STEM type design projects from beginning to end, working with college and universities developing and implementing design concepts while working within design budgets, As a STEM expert you will be responsible for promoting and marketing DLR Groupís STEM portfolio, developing a deep client base and helping build an industry leading higher education design practice.

The successful candidate will 

  • Be a recognized and proven design leader in designing and creating STEM learning spaces.
  • Contribute at least monthly, STEM specific thought leadership PR and expert insight.
  • Attend speaking opportunities to promote thought leadership and industry accomplishment.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of, and the ability to lead the design disciplines in developing technical solutions.
  • Have extensive experience in programming, planning and design of STEM type spaces at the university level.
  • Be able to work and present ideas in a team environment as well as self-manage and self-motivate in a creative environment.
  • Possess a high level of technical proficiency in the production of design drawings.
  • Supervise the design and technical development of the project.

Required Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated strong architectural design acumen evidenced thru design awards

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Design
  • Recognized industry expert demonstrated by articles and papers published, requested as market expert in conferences and workshops
  • STEM design experience
  • Strong presentation and client interview skills
  • Excellent client relationship skills 

Preferred Qualification 

  • Professional License
  • The ability to travel occasionally to support project tasks.
  • Extensive architectural design experience in the higher education. Please include a resume or portfolio of design projects when applying.
  • Bachelorís degree in Architecture, Engineering, Education or related field


DLR Group is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit and follow us on Twitter, and at LinkedIn.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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