Help Wanted: Architectural Staff Level 1

DLA is nationally ranked for educational architecture and one of the Midwest’s top overall architecture design firms. We have a great company culture. We work hard, and we have a lot of fun. Our kitchen is stocked with healthy snacks and caffeinated beverages. Almost every week we host a luncheon with a continuing education program and once a month we provide a full, catered breakfast. Our conveniently located office building has an on-site deli, ATM, convenience store, and complimentary fitness center, along with miles of walking paths in a park-like setting. Once a quarter, we get together for a social outing with activities ranging from our annual summer picnic to Top Golf to go-kart races or laser tag. To top that off, we finish the work week with a happy hour.

We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Partial reimbursement for membership in professional organizations, such as AIA
  • 401k
  • BCBS Health
  • Dental and Disability Insurance available
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays


  • Educational project experience is preferred.
  • Engage project team.
  • Able to undertake complex technical and design issues and develop solutions

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Must possess 3-8 years of relevant experience in technical production in an architecture firm.
  • Experience preparing construction documents for projects in the US.
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards, and building structures
  • Ability to understand how buildings are constructed and to create technical documents that succinctly describe the work to be done
  • Strong organizational, communication, and relationship management skills
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Word and Excel. Revit preferred, AutoCAD.
  • BA in Architecture preferred

Submission guidelines:

Please complete the form and attach your resume with your portfolio in PDF form to Lou Noto.

No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

In order to be considered for this position, you must provide a resume and your portfolio. US experience required (Illinois preferred).

Apply today