Career Opportunity

Project Associate

(Illinois, Iowa, and Ohio Studios)

Legat Architects is currently searching for Project Associates with 1-6 years of professional architectural experience for our Illinois (Chicago, Gurnee, Moline, Oak Brook), Iowa City, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio studios.

Your Qualities

  • Thoughtful communicator and problem solver that is eager to observe, listen, learn, and teach.
  • Creative collaborator with design and environmental sensitivity and sensibility that can clearly and concisely present their ideas and communicate them in drawings and models.
  • Passionate craftsperson with a curiosity for detailing and how things are put together.
  • Efficient, organized manager of time and resources.
  • Proactive leader that inspires, emphasizes team, and seeks more.
  • Specific interest in healthcare related projects is a plus.

Our Expectations

  • Complete assigned tasks accurately, efficiently, and of a quality consistent with firm expectations, making appropriate and timely decisions.
  • Have awareness of building codes, industry standard practices, construction sequencing and constructability, and possess the ability to research, understand, and resolve the impacts of these on the design, detailing, and construction of a project.
  • Actively participate in research, design studies, preparation, and coordination of drawings, project manual and specifications through all phases of a project to achieve the design intent and client’s goals and mission.
  • Assist the project team with building authority and construction administration in-office and on-site responsibilities.
  • Be a proficient Revit user adept with the latest Building Information Modeling, clash detection, and rendering and visualization tools as well as having familiarity with other energy modeling and analytical technologies used during the design exploration and construction documentation processes.
  • Be licensed or currently on the licensure track.


We firmly believe in the transformative impact of design and architecture in a collaborative and inclusive culture. Apply to be a part of the Legat team by filling out our application.

Legat Architects is an equal opportunity employer offering flexible hours, a flexible benefit schedule, profit sharing, and a 401(k) plan.


About Legat Architects

Legat Architects, Inc. is a design practice specializing in planning, architecture, and interior design with studios in Chicago, Oak Brook, Gurnee, and Moline, IL, Columbus, OH, and Iowa City, IA. The firm’s portfolio includes commercial, governmental, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, mixed-use, preK-12 education, and transportation facilities.

Why + How

We believe in the transformative power of design and architecture. Everyone deserves a voice in the design of his or her physical environment. The environments that are created in our projects continually reflect this belief.


Our approach to design is collaborative and inclusive. We consider every challenge as a design opportunity, and we take a lifelong learner’s approach to every project. We also believe in an exploratory and inquisitive design approach.


We believe in architecture that inspires and elevates the individual. We have examined the research behind what makes environments exceptional, and we integrate this knowledge into our work.


An innate sensitivity to the natural and built environments is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to creating energy-efficient, high-performance sustainable environments that promote all aspects of well-being.

Our People

Though we have many different backgrounds and talents, our people have one thing in common: an eagerness to take on projects that aim to strengthen performance and improve lives.

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