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Shive-Hattery has an immediate opening in our Cedar Rapids office for an Architect with 6 years of professional experience. 

Under the direction of the Studio Leader this position performs a variety of duties associated with design expertise primarily on industrial ( Industrial Food + Pharmaceutical + Manufacturing ) projects and related services, to assist in achieving desired client satisfaction, and business results. Participation in applicable AIA, NCARB, and/or community activities is preferred. Primary focus: Industrial. Secondary: Commercial, Educational, Healthcare, Public Building.

Required Experience:

  • The position applies to individuals with up to 6 years’ experience 
  • Completion of accredited professional degree program with a Bachelors degree or Masters degree in architecture
  • Architectural License is required
  • Strong building code knowledge and ability to develop life safety code plans 
  • Experience working with client and building officials
  • In-depth knowledge of design of architectural systems, construction documentation and associated technology
  • Demonstrate a high degree of aptitude in critical, creative thinking associated with design and the design process
  • An understanding of architectural specifications, international building codes, life safety code and current ADA requirements
  • Motivated and creative professional; able to design with an understanding of building systems. Capable of designing projects in Food and Manufacturing. Knowledge of pharmaceutical design is a plus
  • Self-motivated and able to problem-solve independently. Strong working knowledge of Autodesk Revit is required. Working knowledge of AutoCAD is beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work directly with clients and lead a larger project team
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Be an advocate for your team members as we design people centric spaces 
  • Participate and contribute to design discussions, idea generation, collaboration, and design work in drawing, model and 3D image formats
  • Engage with clients and the design professionals to promote well coordinated and thoughtful solutions
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to individual team members
  • Production and coordination of design process and technical documents
  • Creation of 3D images which demonstrate design intent and building component interface
  • Collaboration with mechanical, electrical, civil, structural and various stakeholders
  • 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
  • Bring strong architectural solutions forward as we bring what matters to life

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 offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and portfolio for consideration. If unable to submit your portfolio due to size constrains, please include a link to your portfolio in your cover letter.