Architect / Designer


Heidi Lightner Architects / Chicago, Illinois United States


Heidi Lightner Architects is a Chicago based, architecture & design firm that was established in 2016. HLA was founded with the goal of creating timeless and memorable spaces that seamlessly integrate our client’s vision and goals into the physical space. Our team is comprised of driven and optimistic professionals who have a proven history of cultivating close partnerships with their clients and delivering highly-acclaimed projects that offer rewarding experiences. We continue to build upon our past experiences as we work to create tailor-made spaces that exceed expectations.


We are seeking a talented and well-rounded architect and/or designer with 2-6 years of professional experience to join our team. HLA is a small but growing firm.  We do a wide variety of work, and this position will mostly focus on our residential and hospitality projects. Our current portfolio has projects in and around Chicago, as well as projects in Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Southwest Michigan, and Dallas. As we are a small firm, we are looking for someone that will fit well into our team and will be positive and flexible about working on various types of projects at different stages of design.  From restaurants in concept to houses under construction, we are looking for someone who is eager, excited, and motivated to be a part of it all! 


The candidate must be self-motivated, driven, and be able to work well in a small team environment.  

Bachelors (4 or 5 year) and/or master’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design and 2-6 years of experience working in an architecture or interior design office.  

Proficiency in Revit, AutoCad, SketchUp, Enscape, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel is required.   

Experience in residential and hospitality projects is a plus. 


Compensation based on qualifications and experience.