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We leverage the heart, passion and intelligence of our more than 1,000 creative thinkers to develop solutions for the greatest challenges facing our clients and society.

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About This Position

CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Architect based in our Boston, MA office. Take a look at the description below. If you think your skills and experience make you a good match for this position, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for creative, curious, empathetic people to join our Living-Centered Design movement.


CannonDesign is an integrated design solutions firm focused on helping people continuously flourish. Whether designing for innovations in health, new scientific discoveries, equity in education or the next big idea in business, we use our Living-Centered Design approach to help organizations realize widespread change. Our ability to design transformational places, plans and strategies is why Fast Company named us a World Changing Company and one of the most innovative design firms in the world.


The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing architectural support in the planning, design, coordination, and detailing of architectural projects.


  • Independently contribute design, production, coordination and architectural detailing as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Supervise, monitor, train and direct work of interns and less experienced team members.
  • Assist in coordination of engineering systems with engineers and consultants.
  • Maintain communications with the Owner and Consultants on project status, design intent, concerns and questions.
  • Prepare design sketches of moderate to complex site plans.
  • Communicate with other disciplines to ensure coordination of project documents.
  • May take a leadership role within the project team.
  • May participate in marketing proposals.
  • Evaluate design for code compliance and assist in plan check review and approvals.
  • May independently process “Requests for Information.”
  • Perform field site inspections. Field site visits frequently require a physical walk-through of site.
  • Coordinate with all other team members on project assignments.
  • Take a leadership role in team meetings.
  • May perform other duties as required.


  • Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor in Architecture. Bachelor/Master of Architecture from an accredited program preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of related work experience on mid to large scale projects required.
  • Architectural Registration and LEED Accreditation preferred
  • Strong creative design portfolio and strong communication, teamwork, presentation, graphics, organizational skills as well as the ability to handle multiple projects required.
  • Proficiency with Revit is required. Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Bluebeam and other graphics/design applications a plus.


  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about.
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us – and focused on the future of design We advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our Diversity + Inclusion Council, Women’s Forum, and other community advocacy initiatives.
  • We’re about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we’re ready for you.

Please note that candidates can only apply to our positions on our company Careers site. It's not uncommon for scammers to create positions that look legitimate on other sites; never enter your information or apply for CannonDesign positions on any platform. Should an issue arise that you feel we should be aware of, please contact us. Please provide your resume and portfolio when applying.

As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.

CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.

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