John Ronan Architects
420 W Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

t 312 951 6600
f 312 951 6544

 

client +media inquiries
John Ronan
ronan@jrarch.com

vendor inquiries
Marcin Szef
mszef@jrarch.com

 

 

Opportunities:

John Ronan Architects seeks talented, highly-motivated candidates. Please send cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF format to personnel@jrarch.com. For current job openings:

 

Project Architect
We are seeking highly-motivated project architects with 5-7 years of professional experience. Prior experience in cultural and higher education projects a plus. Candidates must have an accredited degree in architecture (registered architects are preferred), possess excellent design and communication skills, and be detail-oriented. Applicant must have the knowledge and skills to match responsibilities at all phases of the project including planning, programming, code / zoning issues, construction documentation, bidding, permitting, along with an in-depth experience with the construction administration process.

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF format to personnel@jrarch.com. Please use Project Architect in email subject line. No calls, please. 

 

Junior Design Architect
We are seeking a highly-motivated architect/architecture school graduate with 4-6 years of professional experience for a full time position.  Candidates must have an accredited degree in architecture, possess excellent design and communication skills and be detail-oriented.  Good visualization and digital modeling skills are preferred.  Project management experience in all phases of design and construction is a plus.  Expertise in the following software is required: AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Vray; please describe your proficiency with these programs in your cover letter.

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF format to personnel@jrarch.com.  Please use Junior Design Architect in email subject line.  No calls, please. 

 

Intern Architect
We are seeking a highly-motivated architecture school graduate for a full time position.  Candidates must have an accredited Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and possess excellent design, communication and making skills and be detail-oriented.  Excellent visualization and digital modeling skills are valued. Job responsibilities include: Prepare design presentation documents for client meetings, Assist in the generation of design studies for building projects, which requires sketching ability and digital modeling software expertise; Prepare scaled design drawing and contract documents with computer software; Build physical models in paper, styrofoam, cardboard, plexiglass, etc.; Conduct materials and product research for inclusion in architecture design projects; Write algorithms for parametric modeling studies of building projects using Grasshopper Software; Research applicable building codes and zoning codes for projects; Meet with product representatives to gain information about products for potential inclusion into building projects; Assemble material and color palettes for building interior finishes; Assist in the preparation of specifications, the detailed descriptions of material components of a building, building materials, installation criteria, the quality of finishes, and another related details their handling installation; Meet with engineers and consultants to coordinate the architectural design with design of building systems (structure, heating and cooling systems, electrical, plumbing systems); Estimate the amount of required materials for a building project, or quantity surveying; Visit work sites to ensure that construction adheres to the design intent of architectural plans; Meet with clients to determine objectives and requirements of the design and contribute to marketing efforts of the firm and proposal submissions. Expertise in the following software is required: AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator), Rhino, Vray, Grasshopper and 3D Max. Please describe your proficiency with these programs in your cover letter.

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF format to personnel@jrarch.com.  Please use Intern Architect in email subject line.  No calls, please. 

 

Graphic Designer
We are seeking a talented graphic designer with a background in architecture for a full-time position working directly with the firm principal and architects in our collaborative studio environment.  Candidates should have excellent graphic communication skills and be detail oriented.  Tasks include graphical layout of design work, client presentations and competition boards; publications; marketing materials (award and proposal submissions, website updates, email blasts, etc.); environmental and building graphics for the firm’s projects.  Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite software is required; familiarity with other types of graphic and architectural software (Autocad, Rhino), and/or photographic skills, is advantageous but not required.   Please describe your software proficiencies in your cover letter and your understanding of how your work and design approach is a good fit with our firm’s work. 

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF format to personnel@jrarch.com.  Please use Graphic Designer in email subject line.  No calls, please. 

 

Model Maker
We are seeking a highly-motivated architecture school graduate for a full time position as model maker.  Candidates should have an accredited degree in architecture and possess excellent skills in making (in a variety of materials), craftsmanship, and strong attention to detail. Good design skills and communication skills are valued. Expertise in the following software is required: AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino; familiarity with Revit and digital fabrication is also desirable. Please describe your proficiency with these programs in your cover letter. 

Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF format to personnel@jrarch.com.  Please use Model Maker in email subject line.  No calls, please.