K-12 Education Architect

Job ID 1942 Location Iowa City, IA Job Type Full-Time Workplace Type On-Site Apply Now


Are you an architect driven to design what matters for public school students and staff?

Shive-Hattery's Iowa City K-12, architectural studio offers you...

  • More Design Opportunities. Reimagine existing spaces and design new buildings with a variety of local school districts
  • More Mentorship. Work closely with architectural mentors on large projects and be responsible for your own projects and mentoring up-and-coming design talent
  • More Learning. Join a learning and teaching community with an inclusive mix of architectural, interior design and engineering experts

Experience leading multi-discipline project teams through the design process. This may include preparing proposals, site evaluations, conceptual planning and programming, construction cost opinions, schematic design through construction documents, specifications, bidding and negotiations and construction administration.

You will collaborate with project leadership to plan, develop and deliver K-12 projects. Communication skills are valued along with the ability to act independently on assigned tasks aligned with a project’s objectives.


"School projects present a unique opportunity to provide solutions to complex challenges while balancing the needs of stakeholders, budgets and the functional and aesthetic aspects of school architecture. The reward for the hard work and dedication is the excitement of students, staff, families and community members when engaging with new spaces."

Meet Tandi Brannaman, K-12 Studio Leader


Design software (Revit, Sketchup, Rhino, Lumion, Enscape, Adobe Creative Suite and/or 3D Studio) is used for the timely, professional and accurate production of design documents, visualizations, technical drawings and other items associated with the delivery of architectural design services.


If you have a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture and are a licensed architect in the State of Iowa or are on the path to obtaining a license within one year, apply now.

About the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Area:

The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids metro area is home to almost half a million people and is consistently voted among the top places to live each year. Our community is teeming with vibrant energy from a diverse group of academics, medical professionals, and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re visiting the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City or shopping in the NewBo district of Downtown Cedar Rapids, our area offers an assortment of locally-owned restaurants, farmer’s markets, quirky shops, historical landmarks, breweries, and live entertainment venues. For the adventurous, the ICR Corridor boasts plenty of space to explore the great outdoors with a network of walking and bike trails, scenic lakes, and public parks that offer a variety of outdoor activities and recreation throughout the year.


  • Iowa City voted #4 in the top 100 places to live (livability.com)
  • Iowa City #2 Most fitness-friendly places for 2020 (Smart Asset)
  • Iowa City Named one of the best cities for creatives (Thrillist) 

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.

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package.

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: No

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