Senior Architect - Farr Associates


Farr Associates / Chicago, IL / Website


Farr Associates is an architecture, planning, and urban design firm located in the historic Monadnock Building in Chicago, Illinois. We help visionaries create the most sustainable buildings and places, aiming to embolden leadership and accelerate change.


Farr Associates work reflects our values—a quest for beauty, equity, health, and ending fossil fuels. Can you say the same?

We are looking for an energetic leader, who shares our values, to join our architecture team.

We are growing and seeking a driven and passionate architectural designer. Projects in our studio focus on high-performance green buildings of all types including commercial, residential, institutional, and affordable housing in both new-build and renovation contexts.


The chosen candidate will possess these traits:

• Passion for sustainable, socially equitable, economically-viable design.
• Smart, strategic, highly organized, self-starter, who shares the firm’s vision.
• Great communication, writing, and editing skills.
• Excellent presentation preparation skills with strong graphic sensibilities.
• Licensed Architect with 6-12 years of professional experience.
• LEED AP BD+C and/or ND accredited with a strong interest in Living Building Challenge, Passive House, and the Well Building Standards.
• Strong IBC and Chicago Building Code knowledge.
• Experience in project delivery through construction including:
— Client management and communication including contracts, project budgets, and schedules.
— Internal team management including workflow, staffing, and coordination of deliverables.
— Coordination of consultant team members relative to project milestones.
— Construction Administration.
• Interest in actively assisting in business development, including preparation of project proposals, interviews, and assembly of consultant teams.
• Proficiency in Revit and/or Rhino or Sketchup.
• Proficiency in all Adobe Creative Suite applications.

If interested, please email resume, cover letter, and sample portfolio as a single PDF (one document, all other submissions will not be considered) less than 5MB to: with “Senior Architect Application” in the subject line.

No calls please.


Competitive salary and benefits.


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