Architectural Team Leader (8 - 12 Years of Experience)


bKL Architecture / Chicago, IL


bKL Architecture offers new staff the opportunity to work on exciting projects in a collaborative environment alongside some of the most talented and experienced Architects in Chicago. bKL is best known for its many residential and mixed-use buildings that are either in design, under construction or recently completed here in Chicago, but the firm’s rapidly expanding portfolio includes both national and international projects as well, which range in scale from new large-scale mixed-use high-rises, to sensitive interior renovations. 

bKL’s culturally diverse team brings together a broad range of skills, experiences, and backgrounds to create a vibrant, inclusive studio atmosphere. At the center of bKL’s design process is a focus on in-depth analysis, intensive experimentation, and openness to collaboration. bKL develops designs that are elegant, modern and contemporary - that respond to and respect their context - that create a unique sense of place - that enrich the sites and cities where they are built.


This position offers the opportunity to take leadership roles on project teams during all phases of the design process, from concept design through construction administration, in a collegial office that gives people both responsibility and support. Project Architects regularly communicate with clients and consultants. They report directly to, and are supported by, the senior management of the firm.  Communication and organization skills are expected from, and cultivated in, all team members.


Ideal candidates have and display:
Strong visualization and conceptual skills
A passion for design
A collaborative approach to their process 
Excellent communication skills
Attention to detail 

Software Programs required:
Proficiency in Revit

Minimum education and experience required:
Bachelor and/or Master of Architecture Degree 
8 to 12 years of professional experience in the Architectural field
Experience in all phases of architectural services preferred

Architectural Professional License:
License, or on track to become licensed soon, preferred

Please send letter, resume, and work samples to:
Olivia Kempf
bKL Architecture LLC
225 N. Columbus Drive Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60601 

bKL Architecture is an equal opportunity employer.