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Sports Project Architect

Posted Friday, September 17


JLG Architects




JLG – #23 of the top 100 Sports Architecture U.S. Giants and one of the fastest-growing firms in the country – is looking for architects for its Sports Practice Studio. As the Sports Project Architect, your expertise is applied to meet client, project, and sports studio success outcomes. You deliver the full spectrum of projects, with the greatest focus on the technical and systems, establish sports studio standards, conduct sports studio quality assurance reviews, and more.

JLG Architects is seeking a Sports Project Architect. Someone who: — Loves sports… A JLG Sports Project Architect knows what it takes to build collegiate and professional sports facilities for all types of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, indoor and outdoor athletic activities – and how to take those spaces to the next level. You have completed collegiate and or professional athletic projects. You are knowledgeable on sports trends involving hospitality, seating configurations, fan experience, contemporary construction techniques, sports technologies, and the business of sports. — …Both on and off the field.

A JLG Sports Project Architect is as knowledgeable of the fan experience as they are on owners and operators’ needs and requirements regarding sightlines, assembly spaces, unique code requirements, ADA requirements, A/V, food service, and more. — Is a team and client champion. A JLG Sports Project Architect leads teams of specialty consultants, vendors, and other athletic entities, and gains the unequivocal trust of our clients.

If this sounds familiar, here are a few more qualities of a future JLGer: — You are experienced in sports architecture. You are a registered architect with a minimum of 6 to 8 years of experience in planning regulations, design, documentation, building codes, zoning, and construction administration of collegiate and professional sports, public recreation and wellness projects. You are experienced with building budgeting, cost shaping, and financial responsibility. You are proficient in Revit and building technology.

If your resume includes experience on LEED sports building and award-winning or large-scale athletic projects, even better. — You have a great attitude. You have excellent verbal, graphic, and written communication skills. You are highly analytical. You are willing to relocate to the Minneapolis area, and to travel outside the Midwest for projects. You have the ability lead mid-to-large size teams to produce a fully coordinated sets of drawings; can oversee the final construction of sports facilities; can mentor a team to do so; and can be led according to the needs of the project team. — You are ready to apply.

Visit and suit up for the first day of the rest of your life. About JLG: On a 20-below day in 1989, Gary Johnson and Lonnie Laffen opened the doors to JLG Architects with little more than a stack of bumwad and a burning desire to truly make a difference through great design (and probably a space heater, because brr). Thirty-two years later, we are one of the country’s 50 Most Admired Companies (MSN Money), 50 Best Places to Work (Inc. Magazine), and Architecture Giants (Building Design+Construction). That two-person firm may have grown to 150 professionals in 11 offices, but our driving force remains the same.

Every day at JLG is a new day for creating, inspiring, and solving challenges. The team – from our Intern Designers to our Construction Administrator and Marketing staff – are the heart and brains of the process, and we work closely, because together, we find the inspiration to go further. We live and work with passion; never stopping at “good enough” when it comes to our own expertise and aptitude. We are innovative, creative, and resilient in seeking out new ways to actively participate in the experience of being a JLGer.

In fact, our JLGers are so important, that we became a 100% Employee-Owned ESOP in 2014—because the best place to grow your career is at a business of your own design. Within the structure of an ESOP, in-house competition is eliminated, and unified collaboration reigns – encouraging all to equally succeed. We start with a competitive salary and fantastic benefits, plant your roots with employee ownership, and keep the doors wide open for endless advancement possibilities. If you are someone who wants more from you career, and the support to soar, you’re someone we want to meet.