Grimshaw has cultivated a work environment that attracts and retains the best talent in the industry. Our employee make-up is diverse, with over 50 nationalities represented across the global practice.
Working to a set of shared principles and embracing innovative ideas ensures the best design solutions, resulting in beautiful functional interiors that add value for our clients.
Head of Interior Design
I am constantly being challenged and learning from my peers in an atmosphere of mutual respect and critical design.
John Leimbach, Research Manager
There's a culture of mutual respect and while we critique each other in design reviews, the common goal is always to produce great work.
Olumide Fagbewesa, Architect
It’s exhilarating working as part of a team that sets the bar high and keeps challenging and inspiring one another in order to reach it.
Katerina Examiliotou, Architect
There's a strong sense of community that manages to be inclusive and welcoming to new ideas, but also consistent in its values and heritage.
Violet Burrowes, Controller / Associate Principal
I love working at Grimshaw not just because of the work we do but also the culture and creative individuals that make every day exciting and interesting.
Will Nguyen, Architectural Graduate
Working at Grimshaw allows me to be part of exciting and innovative projects that have the ability to shape our cities.
Jennifer McLoughlin, Associate
People choose to work at Grimshaw because they are given the freedom to be creative and everyone's contribution is valued. Staff are encouraged to see beyond their projects and to participate in a range of opportunities, including cross-office design charrettes and R&D groups.
We focus on providing a range of technical and practical support to all employees, with an established global mentoring scheme, a rolling CPD programme, and student support including partial funding, study leave, loans, lectures and site visits.
With over 80% of the office paired with either a mentor or mentee the programme offers our staff the opportunity to share and gain knowledge, expertise and skills.
The Women in Architecture group organises panel events, workshops and guest speakers as part of a range of initiatives which look at issues affecting women in the built environment industry.
To help Grimshaw identify the skills and experience in our office we ask all staff to complete a skills profile.
We encourage our people to find a healthy balance in their day-to-day lives with diet, stress relief, and fitness activities.
Development reviews and appraisals ensure each individual is on track to achieve their goals.
International assignments present employees with the opportunity to take their skills around the world and build their breadth of experience.
Recognising the need to encourage a culture of creativity and skills development, Grimshaw offers in-house life drawing and sketching courses. We gain inspiration from others both within and outside the industry with regular presentations by external guests at the practice's Tea Time Talks.
Social events celebrate the company’s inclusive culture, and there are a range of services to support a healthy work-life balance including yoga, meditation, a book club, weekly fruit delivery, and inter-practice softball and football games.
of employees took part in 2018's mentoring programme
architectural staff globally
of staff are female
We invite all candidates to apply to Grimshaw via the form below. Please complete all fields and attach a CV and portfolio of your work where applicable. During times when there are no vacancies we welcome speculative CVs, however as it stands for all applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.
Grimshaw recognises that our people are our greatest asset, and that a diverse workforce produces the best ideas. To deliver even better work for our clients we are taking active steps to increase the repertoire of experience, cultural background and global insight of our staff. Through fostering an open and inclusive environment we are improving the balance of under-represented groups, making sure that everyone feels welcome and inspired to progress their career with us.
The main role of the BIM Specialist is to support Grimshaw architectural project teams in the use of BIM tools and workflows, specifically Autodesk Revit. The BIM Specialist provides technical support directly to project team members and reports to the Project BIM Manager, providing feedback on the team’s requirements for training, workflows or content.
Grimshaw want our staff to be fulfilled by their time here, as we know the key to our continuing success is working with and engaging the most talented people we can find. Grimshaw are committed to helping our people reach their full potential, so there are a variety of opportunities to progress within the organization or the global Design Technology team.
In the New York Studio you will work collaboratively in a team environment, perform design and technical production of documents through all phases of architecture. This role includes coordinating with the project team, model shop. You will learn about the daily realities of architectural practice, acquire comprehensive experience in basic practice areas, explore specialized areas of practice, and develop professional judgment.
Specific knowledge, skills and techniques will be learned:
Skills & Qualifications
Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org → with the title “Intern Application” in the subject line. All applications must include a CV and portfolio or school work examples.
Grimshaw is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people from all backgrounds and recognize that in order to be successful we need to create an inclusive environment where everyone can realize their potential and succeed.