Design Architect

Join our team at TowerPinkster and open a new door to an amazing career! TowerPinkster, an architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky, is looking for a talented Design Architect. The purpose of this position is to listen and collaborate with our clients to develop programming and design concepts which bring creativity and innovation.


  • Collaboration with design team on medium to large size projects and teams (25,000sf to 200,000sf).
  • Developing design iterations and leading discussions during concept design to refine ideas.
  • Interpreting, organizing, and coordinating assignments while executing client vision.
  • Collaboration with design team during the project programming to understand client needs.
  • Planning and developing architectural projects with high complexities.
  • Exploration of subject area, definition of scope, innovation potentials for architectural concepts.
  • Create architectural design, renderings and graphics utilizing the strength of the design department.
  • Assist with material definition, outline specifications.
  • Support role in project coordination and document development (all phases).
  • Business Development, marketing, marketing graphics, interviews, and presentations.
  • Mentor junior design team members and promote learning opportunities.
  • Delegate work assignments for growth, matching responsibility to person.
  • Work independently and connect with Department Manager for reviews and resources.
  • Set right expectations and monitor activities and progress of project.


  • Licensed Architect with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field.
  • Technical understanding of constructability and material selections that relate to design expression.
  • LEED, WELL of LFA accreditation preferred.
  • Able to sketch and draw by hand and create computer generated 3d graphics.
  • Able to create dynamic graphic presentations and exhibit solid design and communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of REVIT, Rendering software and Photoshop/InDesign.
  • Solid foundational knowledge of health and safety codes.


This is a full-time position located in either Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo, Michigan.


  • National award-winning culture and a supportive work environment that empowers employees to stay healthy, fulfill their interests and passions, and balance work and life goals.
  • Industry-leading total compensation (paid overtime, performance bonuses, profit sharing).
  • Work-life balance program providing six additional holidays per year.
  • Paid community service hours.
  • Annual team training and professional development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to reach your career goals with an award-winning firm.

TowerPinkster is a firm of architects and engineers committed to design integrity, quality, and environmental responsibility. Our doors opened in 1953 with just six people, and now we have more than 200 of the best employees in the Midwest. At our firm, it’s our people who make us different. We have the freedom to explore new ideas, the tools to create innovative strategies, and the talent to inspire our clients through interactive design.

Our expertise and collaborative, client-centered approach means the best ideas rise to the top. TowerPinkster received the 2022 National 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for Award, the 2022 AIA Michigan Firm of the Year Award, and the 2022 Best Firm Award from Zweig Group. We are proud of this achievement and are thankful for our client relationships, generous communities, and all the employees who contribute to TowerPinkster’s exciting and creative culture! Our supportive work environment helps employees reach their career goals, and we have fun doing it! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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