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.
Grimshaw is an internationally recognised architectural practice with over 600 employees throughout our offices in London, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, LA, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. Grimshaw is dedicated to working closely with our clients in the design of its buildings and environments to deliver projects which meet the highest possible standards of excellence and that inspire and transform our communities.
To be successful, you will be excited by the fact that you are helping to enable and support innovative design and understand you have a key role to play not only in the internal operations of the studio but also in the projects.
This is a unique opportunity to get real business experience and truly see the impact you make on a daily basis!
Key responsibilities include:
To be successful you will have:
In our workplace, we encourage creativity and innovation and employees are offered opportunities for continuous development in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding.
To apply send your application to: email@example.com. Please include a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your suitability for the role, as well as your portfolio as part of your application.
Grimshaw is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome people from all backgrounds and recognise that to be successful, we need to create an inclusive environment where everyone can realise their potential and succeed
Please note that due to a large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.