Come Make A Difference


IKM Architecture is now hiring for a variety of open positions. Read on to learn more about our atmosphere, the advantages to joining our firm, and how you can “Come Make A Difference”


The IKM Atmosphere

  • We strive to find innovative and informed design solutions that create enduring value in a changing world
  • Curiosity, knowledge, and technology drive us to improve the human experience through design
  • IKM is consistently identified as “One of the Best Places to Work” in Pittsburgh, an energy we will commit as we grow into new locations and markets
  • Our practice focuses on 5 primary areas of expertise: healthcare, education, workplace, science & technology, and civic
  • Integrate your unique skill sets into a collaborative environment that values curiosity, supports knowledge acquisition, and embraces technology
  • Align your interests with IKM as we integrate research, resilience, technology, mentorship and more into our collective firmwide project experience
  • Find our inclusive social culture that engages through in-house design competitions, regular out-of-office gatherings, family activities, weekly happy hours, holiday and project milestone celebrations, and community service opportunities
  • Gain first-hand experience growing an exceptional regional practice into a new national and global design firm
  • View our Make a Difference Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6nhKGLWAuc

Advantages to IKM

  • Signing bonus or support for H1B Visa application process
  • Comprehensive employee benefit package
  • Competitive salary, 401K, and bonus program
  • Open paid time off (PTO) program
  • Remote work opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and tradition specific holidays
  • Professional organization dues reimbursed
  • We believe that our people are extraordinary and value their growth. When you join IKM, you will be joining a firm that cultivates growth by building a culture of curiosity, communication, education, and equality; where all staff can learn and grow to their greatest potential.
  • Access to educational conferences to support professional growth and knowledge acquisition
  • Opportunities to utilize the IKM maker-space and VR tools to explore ideas and push boundaries
  • Help us make a difference and have fun while you do it!
  • Join our commitment to community involvement

Positions Require

  • Excellent thinking and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for making a difference
  • Quest for knowledge, a curious spirit, and an embracement of technology
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative abilities that applies to a team approach to problem solving and execution
  • Familiar with Bluebeam, Rhino, Enscape, Lumion, Photoshop, Microsoft Suite, REVIT, and SketchUp



Open Positions


Emerging Professionals – Pittsburgh/Cleveland

  • Seeking enthusiastic professionals that are on the path to licensure (1-3 years of experience)
  • Collaborate alongside mentors and team members in the design process
  • Receive licensure support, study materials and exam reimbursement
  • Acquire real professional development and mentorship
  • Attend on-site construction reviews
  • Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture (professional degree) is required. Degree must be from an accredited school of architecture

Please submit your resume and portfolio to:  mmastay@ikminc.com

Architect I & II – Pittsburgh/Cleveland

  • Seeking enthusiastic professionals that have 5-8 years of professional experience
  • Healthcare and Science & Technology experience a plus
  • Solid technical foundation in the building sciences that leads to an understanding of how buildings go together and how to effectively document that process
  • Ability to lead projects from schematic design through construction administration
  • Ability to coordinate staff to achieve outstanding results
  • Responsible for design and technical underpinning of assigned projects, including investigate, evaluation and recommendation of design solutions that best meet our design aspirations and the client’s goals
  • Commitment to deliver outstanding results at every step of the delivery process
  • Responsible for project specifications including data gathering and analysis
  • Knowledge of local and regional jurisdictional authority and code requirements (including NFPA, IBC, FGI, and other codes or standards of care)
  • Current registration required
  • Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture (professional degree) is required. Degree must be from an accredited school of architecture

Please submit your resume and portfolio to:  mmastay@ikminc.com

Interior Design – Pittsburgh/Cleveland

  • Must have 3-5 years’ experience in an architect’s office creating interior architecture
  • Experience in development of interior construction documents and details
  • Works with project team and client to develop interior finish concept and strategy
  • Responsible for space planning as it relates to the interior architecture and conceptual design approach
  • Strong working knowledge of finish materials, maintenance and service requirements of finish materials, and appropriate substrates needed to support finish systems
  • Responsible for all elements of design and documentation of interior architecture
  • Participates in the development of specifications relating to CSI Divisions 6, 9, 10, and 12, and other sections as the design intent suggests
  • Reviews submittals and shop drawings pertaining to finishes, casework, and other elements of interior architecture
  • Provides mentoring for less experienced designers
  • Verifies specification of sustainable products and materials
  • Access to and development of extensive finish library
  • Responsible for building relationships with outside product representatives
  • Pathway to NCIDQ certification developed and supported

Please submit your resume and portfolio to:  mmastay@ikminc.com

Project Manager  – Pittsburgh/Cleveland

  • Seeking enthusiastic professionals that have 8+ years of project management experience
  • Lead projects through all phases of development.
  • Drive overall client satisfaction through effective use of pull planning and other lean process tools
  • Facilitate design sessions and, “Big Room,” workshops with stakeholders to gain consensus on project vision and guiding principles
  • Analyze and design architecture to support program vision
  • Prepares work-plans for project success
  • Works with project team to prepare and present design solutions to design leadership and client
  • Ability to communicate with and coordinate with consultants
  • Lead the development of project work plans and schedule development, including fee and budget analysis
  • Be a strong advocate for the Client’s design, financial, and schedule goals for the project
  • Participate in negotiating and development of contractual agreements with the Owner and consulting team members
  • Coordinate and participate with business development team members for the pursuit of new opportunities
  • Implement quality control and technical assurance protocols
  • Establish transparent communication protocols, to assure well-coordinated documentation of the project
  • Mentor younger staff within the project team
  • Knowledge of local and regional jurisdictional authority and code requirements (including NFPA, IBC, FGI, and other codes or standards of care)
  • Must possess the ability to apply critical thinking, influencing strategies and decision making within a team structure
  • Current registration required
  • Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture (professional degree) is required. Degree must be from an accredited school of architecture

Please submit your resume and portfolio to:  mmastay@ikminc.com


Manager of Business Development – Cleveland

• Position reports to the Director of Business Development/Marketing/Communication.
• Position builds and maintains the company CRM database.
• Maintains existing and new opportunities database.
• Responsible for proper attendance by IKM staff at networking events (as necessary), tradeshows, golf-outings, client events, etc.
• Works with the Marketing & Communication Coordinator(s) to have effective engagement tools and messaging for initial contact meetings and follow-up meetings, trade shows participation and trade show follow-up, and meetings to introduce IKM thought leaders to new potential clients.
• Organizes and delivers annual business development training for officewide staff.
Outreach Responsibilities
• Develops and executes proactive tradeshow planning and follow-up plans for each tradeshow attended.
• Makes initial contact with potential clients and builds relationship to a point where it can be handed off to an IKM Principal as the content expert and relationship manager.
• Assisting in developing business development goals for EP and Associates with the Director of BD/M/C
• Coaching and mentoring EP and Associates in their development of BD skills with the Director of BD/M/C
• Participation in a board position/committee position in at least one industry/market sector organization
• Work with principals and associates to establish follow-up planning activities for business development contacts.
Research & Communication Responsibilities
• Develops and updates business development strategic plans for the IKM market sectors yearly for the Cleveland Office markets. Does this in conjunction with the Market Sector Leaders and the Director of Business Development/Marketing/Communication.

• Research and Identify institutional master plans and potential capital projects, through market analysis and information gathering, to target for business development activities.
• Research and identify emerging trends in current market sectors in conjunction with the Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications.
• Participation in IKMs Strategic Initiatives Group(s)
Skills & Experience:
• Goal-oriented, organized team player
• Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead
• Eager to expand the company with new sales, clients, and territories
• Able to analyze data and sales statistics and translate results into better solutions
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
• Self-motivated and self-directed
• Comfortable in both a leadership and team-player role
• Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
• Bachelor’s degree in business, administration, or related field
• Minimum 5 years of previous experience in A/E/C business development, management, customer service, or related field
• Demonstrated and proven sales results
• Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
• Utilized Deltek or other CRM program
• Fluent communication in person, on the phone, and in email

Please submit your resume and portfolio to:  mmastay@ikminc.com


Workplace Strategy Lead

The Workplace Strategist will be responsible for serving the client base by gathering statistical data and analyzing the balance of people, place and process in the workplace for the purpose of developing  solutions to assist clients in achieving their workplace goals, increase productivity, and improve cost efficiency. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer

  • Integrate people, place and process with design solutions
  • Engage with clients to gather data and performs research and strategic analysis of factors that affect the workplace (i.e. employee work patterns, communication, process integration, organizational culture, workplace effectiveness).
  • Combine multi-faceted elements including design thinking, human behavior modeling, visualization tools, and syntheses strategies to frame and solve client challenges.
  • Gather information into proposed solutions and recommendations; provide detailed data and findings that support the proposed solutions.
  • Work with clients to develop solutions for the project’s short and long-term workplace goals.
  • Identify how workspaces influence human behavior and identify potential barriers to human performance in the workplace.
  • Understand leading edge approaches to workplace and is connected to industry knowledge leaders in this arena.
  • Actively participate in professional networks and industry groups to stay up to date on relevant industry benchmarks and best practices in workplace strategy and design.
  • Recognize the critical synergy between workplace and business in a way that helps clients leverage the connection.
  • Continuously review and conduct on-going research on workplace strategies.
  • Is a subject matter expert. This will include authoring papers on strategies or making public presentations.
  • Create project deliverables in line with scope of work.
  • Manage own workload and coordinate with others for project support.
  • Make presentations and interact with clients on a regular basis.
  • Engage in initiatives to enhance practice tools and resources.
  • Ability to navigate confidently between the worlds of design and business, in some cases, across multiple projects.
  • Hold a firm grasp of how research guides and inspires the innovation process (with a specific interest in services). Willingness and aptitude to stretch firm thinking on design research best practices
  • Fully identify and engage strategic client partnerships and projects
  • Write (or assist in writing) portions of proposals and attend client interviews.
  • Build this service into a profit center
  • Develop and maintain a project pipeline for future business development
  • Research, develop a Business Development Plan for the service line in conjunction with the Director of Business Development,Marketing and Communications and Business Development Manager.
  • Execution of business development plan-Lead in recruiting support staff for this service line


  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, behavioral psychology, design or equivalent
  • 5-7 year min. experience in workplace strategy consulting
  • Project management experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Can bring value to expanding a delivery tool set.
  • Knowledge of workplace design principles and strategies.
  • Knowledge of business development practices / client management skills a plus
  • Intermediate documentation and field observation skills.
  • Reasonable understanding of relationship between workplace design and its value to business.
  • Strong presentation, written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Manage and lead junior staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise

Resumes, writing samples, and workplace references should be forward to mmastay@ikminc.com.

IKM is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the social aspirations of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.