Our greatest strength is you.
We know our most valuable asset is our people. That’s why we put people first—in everything we do. Happy, healthy individuals contribute to positive, high-performance teams. Your personal success is our collective success.
We believe everyone has the potential to be a great leader. So we’re committed to helping people realize that potential. Our Leadership Institute invites emerging leaders from around the firm to participate in a year-long program to strengthen and refine their leadership skills. With the mentorship of more seasoned staff, these rising stars follow a curriculum of activities that enhance their business savvy, sharpen their problem-solving skills, and bolster their emotional intelligence.
Sure, some might call us geeks. But we take that as a compliment. We’re proud of our culture of curiosity, and we go the extra mile to keep it flourishing. One way we do that is through our Innovation Incubator, which awards micro-grants to self-organized teams interested in researching a specific aspect of design. By nurturing idea exploration, we grease the wheels for creative problem-solving.
From volunteering at soup kitchens to teaching children in the classroom, we devote our time and resources every day to making our local communities stronger. We also support causes that are near and dear to you, allowing you to donate your design skills to make a positive difference in the lives of those who need it most.
We offer wellness workshops, reimbursement for fitness programs, and free flu shots every year. Each studio annually hosts a week-long wellness fair, too. We also provide a public transportation subsidy to get you moving more sustainably with mass transit.
In 2015, our U.S. practice began offering paid time off to new parents to care for and bond with their new children. The program offers four weeks of paid leave to new moms, new dads, and/or their domestic partners within three months of a birth, adoption, or foster placement. New parents have the option to take all four weeks consecutively, or create their own schedule based on a work-life balance that meets their family’s needs.
Diversity and Inclusion
We embrace diversity and welcome talent from every walk of life. Because the more diverse our perspectives, the more innovative our design solutions. We’re also an Equal Opportunity Employer.*
We proudly offer all of our U.S. employees paid parental leave and comprehensive health benefits—including those for same-sex spouses and same-sex domestic partners. We’re also pleased to offer, as of January 1, 2019, U.S. health benefits that include coverage for sex reassignment services specifically for our transgender employees. In March 2019, the Human Rights Campaign named us a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
The E. Todd Wheeler Fellowship honors the design luminary of the same name, who transformed healthcare architecture—and healthcare delivery—in the mid-twentieth century. The yearlong fellowship is open to recent design graduates, and is highly competitive.
The Phil Freelon Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) expands academic opportunities for African American and other under-represented students of design at the GSD. Established in 2016, the goal of the fellowship is to increase diversity in architecture.
The Cornell Future Architect Award is a merit-based award that gives under-represented high school students the opportunity to attend Cornell’s Introduction to Architecture Program, at no cost. The program introduces students to the rigors of a bachelor of architecture degree program and helps them prepare a competitive portfolio. The award was established in 2016.
The Nagle-Johnson Family Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)—established in 2018 by our firm’s Global Design Director, Ralph Johnson, and his wife Kathleen—provides financial aid to under-represented GSD students with the aim of expanding their academic and career prospects.
*As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we conduct all employment-related activities without considering things like sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, familial status, marital status, or veteran status.
The only exception—and pardon the legalese, here—is where, as required by applicable law, certain characteristics are essential bona fide occupational requirements, or where a disability is a bona fide occupational disqualification. For job seekers with disabilities who may not be able to fully access the online application system, we will make reasonable accommodations, as required by applicable law. See our Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities policy for additional details.