Job ID 1814 Location West Des Moines, IA Job Type Full-Time Apply Now

Congratulations on what you have accomplished thus far! 

  • Earned your bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in architecture. 
  • Learned design of architectural systems and construction documentation. 
  • Excelled with Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Google SketchUp, and AutoCAD.
  • Studied architectural specifications, international building codes, life safety code, and current ADA requirements.

Shive-Hattery’s West Des Moines office welcomes you as an Intern Architect!

Join motivated and creative professionals to design a variety of high-quality projects spanning Civic/Justice, Educational, Healthcare, and private developments. You will expand your knowledge of programming, planning, and building performance. 

Beyond technical skill development, you will strengthen critical, creative thinking associated with design and the design process. As a self-motivated problem-solver who can work independently, you will continue to develop excellent communication skills – soft skills that are so important to becoming a lead design architect. 


  • Participate and contribute to design discussions, idea generation, collaboration, and design work in drawing, model, and 3D image formats.
  • Production and coordination of design process and technical documents under the direction of a licensed design professional.
  • Creation of graphical images.
  • Design and detailing in Revit.
  • Attend project  and client meetings with design professionals.
  • Interact with and be a representative of the company with clients and contractors as it relates to on-going projects.

Why Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.

About the Des Moines Office

Greater Des Moines region, home to more than half a million people. While being the fastest growing metro in the Midwest (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2016) it remains #2 as the “Most Affordable Place to Live” (U.S. News & World Report, 2016). The Des Moines metro regularly tops lists as one of the best cities to live in the country - 26 top ten lists in the two years, in fact!

Learn more about this welcoming, vibrant and affordable place to live.

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Future Consideration: Yes

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