Performance Driven, Poetically Crafted Architecture

SNHA is always interested in candidates of intellect with curiosity and a passion for architecture. We offer a creative and diverse studio environment and a commitment to developing the next generation of superior architectsdesigners.

If you are interested in working in our Chicago or London office, then submit a cover letter together with your resume and portfolio in PDF format to careers@snh-a.com.

Open Positions:

Chicago Office

General – Designers and Architects

Information Designer

Sustainability Director


General – Designers and Architects

Chicago Office

We are actively seeking top talent, even when we are not seeking to fill specific positions. We encourage interested candidates to submit their qualifications. Every application is reviewed and kept on file to be considered for future positions.

Please note due to the volume of applications received, we appreciate your patience in allowing for an appropriate response to your inquiry.


Information Designer

Chicago Office

SNHA is seeking to establish a role within the firm dedicated to building in-house capabilities and products that seek to explain and transform the architectural and construction industry. Blending applied research, strategic thinking, and design methods, we seek graphic innovation that will explain the future of our profession.

We seek an empathetic and insightful thinker who is curious about understanding our practice and cutting-edge architectural technologies, and can translate those insights into clear, visual products. In this role, you will work with our team and our clients and will have opportunities to wear many hats along the way – from researcher to designer to storyteller.

This role is all about visual storytelling, design thinking, and bringing ambiguous, abstract, and structured complex data and stories to life. Ideal candidates are strategic, flexible, and collaborative thinkers. In this role, you will translate research insights into models, frameworks, graphics, and concepts which will be utilized to help solve our clients’ most complex design challenges.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent sketching and prototyping
  • Graphic design and information modeling
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
  • Advanced visual design skills with a strong understanding of hierarchy, typography, balance, color use and white space
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud (Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams) and Data Visualization Tools
  • A portfolio that showcases advanced presentation-design skills, including animations, dynamic charts, and diagrams
  • Candidates with experience editing video (Final Cut, Adobe Premiere and After Effects) and/or visual storytelling preferred
  • Knowledge of coding and scripting a plus

Ideal candidates are:

  • Passionate about design and information and the stories that weave those
  • Flexible and capable of adapting to changing requirements and
  • Able to work within tight deadlines in a fast-paced
  • Willing to take the initiative to own projects and expand skills, knowledge, and
  • Professional and detail

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, or Industrial Design
  • 3-5 years of experience designing static and interactive presentations and graphics

Sustainability Director 

Chicago Office

SNH Architects are seeking to establish a new role within the firm dedicated to advancing sustainable, carbon-neutral, and healthy design solutions. We see these issues as being critical to ourselves, our clients, the building industry, and the world at large.

SNHA provides design services to cutting-edge technology companies with established sustainability programs and to civic and cultural institutions who are earlier in the process. The perfect candidate will need to understand our clients’ facility needs and inspire them to set higher goals and provide plans to help achieve them.

Within SNHA the director must be ready to implement sustainable architectural solutions, identify new technical approaches on project-specific issues and challenge the office to reexamine established solutions. They should have a keen understanding of our different project types and assess how the office is performing in those areas and critiquing where we can improve. All work should be viewed with an understanding of the anticipated life of the project’s materials, systems, and furnishings.

Ideal candidates are passionate about the full breadth of sustainability and committed to moving the industry forward in a fast-paced, precision-driven practice.

In this role, responsibilities include:

  • Becoming the recognized leader of SNHA Sustainability, by developing client relationships, publishing research, and presenting at industry
  • Communicating sustainable design practices among team members, sub-consultants, and
  • Developing and implementing sustainability and green building curriculum for the
  • Leading the conversation on building systems, pre-fabrication, material science and sourcing, and

Experience and Education:

  • Graduate degree in Architecture, Materials Science, Environmental Design, Sustainable Design, or Construction Management
  • 10+ years of work experience in Architecture / Academia / Construction
  • History of published articles or conference presentations
  • Certifications that could include LEED, BREEAM, WELL Building Standard, WELL AP, Fitwel, Just, Green Globes, EDAC (Evidence-based Design Accreditation), and participation in
  • Knowledge of established codes and best practices for building performance (US, California, and Europe preferred)