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Entry-level Architect


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About SMMA

Driven by the passion of our people.

Defined by the creativity of our ideas.
Measured by the quality of our work.

Since 1955, SMMA has balanced architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design to afford clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Our practice is guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence and social responsibility.

We are believers, ideators, makers, listeners, fixers, sharers, crafters, planners, communicators, connectors, organizers, engagers, restorers, storytellers...

We are SMMA. We design places.

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About This Position

SMMA is seeking a recent architecture graduate or a 1 to 3-year experienced design professional to join our practice within our architecture discipline. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on some of the area’s largest and most cutting-edge new school commissions to be completed over the next several years, expressive commercial buildings shaping the Boston skyline, and many other projects — big and small — throughout SMMA’s diverse markets. Beyond working on interesting projects, the way we work is truly unique collaborating within the firm’s integrated design model: a dynamic mix of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, site and building systems engineers, design technologists, researchers, and planners.

As an entry-level design team member, you’ll be working among peers, expert architects and designers, and engineers within a collegial and collaborative setting. Since we strive for a healthy balance of seasoned experts, mid-level architects, and those just entering the profession, internal knowledge-sharing and learning by doing are top priorities. SMMA is committed to new digital-focused techniques, maker-inspired design exploration, computational design, and other progressive trends in academia and industry which are part of how SMMA operates today and into the future.


• Bachelor's or Professional degree; Master’s degree preferred
• 0-3 years professional experience, project work experience similar to SMMA’s portfolio preferred
• In pursuit of Architectural licensure; LEED, WELL, or other sustainable accreditations a plus
• Familiar with a BIM-centered workflow and other common and novel digital design and management tools
• Capable of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders
• Committed to pursuing excellence in written, visual, and verbal communication
• Flexible, proactive, and optimistic

Digital portfolio must be submitted with the application for consideration.

About the Firm
SMMA remains one of the area’s most unique design firms due to its composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since its incorporation in 1955, the firm focuses on creating lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.
The firm was founded by MIT alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, SMMA continues its dedication to a flexible integrated approach while remaining guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence and social responsibility.
SMMA is organized into five studios of market focus: Corporate and Commercial, Federal Government, Higher Education, K-12, and Science and Technology. At SMMA, studios represent specialized communities of practice working together to foster knowledge flow around common interests. Together, the firm’s studios form a larger design ecosystem, sharing best practices and nurturing professional growth and project excellence.

SMMA does not offer H-1B visa sponsorship for this position.

How To Apply

Please apply on our careers page.


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