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Project Designer

Department: Architecture
Location: Chicago, IL

The best integrated design firm in the world has an opening for a Project Designer with an architectural background. 


  •  Chicago, IL

Position Summary 

As a Project Designer at DLR Group you will be responsible for applying your architectural design skills and leading project teams in the realization of award-winning design projects. As part of our integrated design teams you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design.

If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset this might be the position for you. DLR Group is 100% employee owned and as such you’ll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm. We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their financial acumen to grow the Firm profitably.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Create effective graphic communications for clients and colleagues to effectively convey complex conceptual design ideas. 
  • Design, develop and document various project types. 
  • Additionally, you'll support design projects with exceptional design thinking, project imagery, design research, and project documentation.
  • Have excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • 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 proficiency in the production of graphic communication.

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3-10 years of architectural experience designing complex buildings. Please include a resume and portfolio of design projects when applying.
  • Experience designing hospitality and workplace design projects.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Design. 
  • Proficient in the use of computer modeling and rendering software.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Registered Architect, AIA.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SketchUp and V-Ray.
  • Proficient in the use of Revit and AutoCAD.

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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