CAREERS

At Cuningham Group, we strive for excellence by aligning the skills, talents, and energies of a diverse group of people. Our team approach creates an energizing and empowering work culture where dynamic, self-motivated individuals thrive in pursuit of the same goal—great sustainable design.

In describing our firm, we like to use words like passionate, collaborative, and unpretentious. We can genuinely say that we love what we do, and we provide an environment to have fun doing it! Every day we expect to work hard and laugh often. We are ready to create and innovate. Our shared enthusiasm for design, communication, mentoring, managing, volunteering, teaching (and all things we excel at individually and collectively) allow Cuningham Group to be consistently ranked among the top firms in the industry.

Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience. Design applicants, please include a portfolio of drawings in mix of formats (including plans, sections, and 3D renderings), construction documents, details, and photos of built work.  Submit to:  hr@cuningham.com.

Benefits and salaries are competitive. Cuningham Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Resources
Cuningham Group
201 Main Street SE, Suite 325
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tel: 612 379 3400
hr@cuningham.com

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Los Angeles
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Phoenix
Administrator

Los Angeles

Our Culver City office has an excellent opportunity for an energetic, self-motived, creative problem solver to join our administrative team. In this role you will assist our Live/Work market group, answer phones, ensure the office is running smoothly and support office staff including Principals. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Specific Tasks

  • Provide administrative support to the Culver City office and our Live Work Studio.
  • Provide reception and phone coverage by greeting clients and guests in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Manage documents (manual and electronic).
  • Assist with construction administration, AIA documentation including AIA Agreements and project tracking in Deltek Vision database.
  • Coordinate meetings, seminars and conferences including travel arrangements with in-house travel service and organize employee gatherings.
  • Back-up reception and phone coverage by greeting clients and guests in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Provide administrative support on special projects as requested or needed.

Education and Work Expereince Requirements

  • Seven plus years of relevant work experience in office administration; B.A. or A.A. degree preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and follow-through with a keen attention to details.
  • Ability to maintain a positive outlook and ability to adjust to variety of working styles and personalities.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and focus on solutions-oriented results.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and work as a team or independently.
  • Strong client service orientation.

Preferred Requirements

  • Prior experience working in the A/E/C industry, preferably at an architectural firm.
  • Certified Design Firm Administrator (CDFA) certification.
  • Expertise using Deltek Vision and knowledge of construction documents.
Architectural Designer

Denver

Cuningham Group is seeking an Architectural Designer in our Denver office. The ideal candidate is talented and motivated and ready to join our team and contribute to the success of the firm’s growing Denver, Colorado office.  At Cuningham Group, our ability to deliver design excellence is based on our ability to attract and retain creative people who are curious to learn and eager to grow professionally within a highly collaborative team environment.

Specific Tasks

This position will focus on design and perform a broad range of architectural tasks on a variety of projects both independently and within a team structure.

  • Be comfortable sharing and presenting design concepts to team members, clients and contractors.
  • Be committed to design innovation, technical craft, and environmental stewardship.
  • Invite clients and consultants into our uniquely collaborative creative process.
  • Have a track record of achievement, along with a healthy sense of humor.
  • Be a self-directed learner and have superb technical skills related to 3D- modeling software (SU, Revit, VR).
  • On occasion, and when called for, draw on napkins and build, rip and tear apart models.
  • Care about making a difference in the community and uplifting the human experience by design.

Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • Prior experience in Cuningham Group’s core markets of educational facilities, multi-family housing, and mixed-use buildings is strongly desired.
  • An architecture degree and a minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience is required.
  • Licensed Architects with LEED accreditation are preferred, but not mission critical.
Architectural Designer

healthcare
Los Angeles

Cuningham Group is seeking an Architectural Designer in our Los Angeles office. Candidates should have one to five years of experience to focus on projects for healthcare facilities including acute care and outpatient services. The ideal candidate is talented and motivated and ready to join our team and contribute to the success of the firm.

Specific Tasks

This position will focus on design and perform a broad range of architectural tasks on a variety of projects both independently and within a team structure.

  • Be comfortable sharing and presenting design concepts to team members, clients, and contractors.
  • Be committed to design innovation, technical craft, and environmental stewardship.
  • Invite clients and consultants into our uniquely collaborative creative process.
  • Have a track record of achievement, along with a healthy sense of humor.
  • Be a self-directed learner and have superb technical skills related to 3D- modeling software. (Sketch up, Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, VR).
  • On occasion, and when called for, draw on napkins and build, rip, and tear apart models.
  • Care about making a difference in the community and uplifting the human experience by design.

Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • A professional degree (B.Arch/M.Arch) from an accredited program.
  • One to five years of professional experience with a focus on design.
  • Excellent verbal and graphic communication skills and the ability to work within multiple media, including hand sketching and model building.
  • Proficiency in SketchUp and Photoshop and a familiarity with Revit and Adobe Creative Suite are required.
  • Experience in Rhino, Grasshopper, 3DS Max, and CAD model fabrication are desired.
  • Prior experience in healthcare and/or institutional buildings is desired not but not required.
  • Master planning/campus planning experience preferred.
Director of Workplace Environments

Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Denver

This exciting leadership opportunity to grow Cuningham’s Workplace studio will focus on business development while strategically leading the studio and project teams.  Collaboration across offices to develop and design solutions for clients while supporting project teams to deliver is required.

Specific Tasks

  • Business Development (50%) to include workplace industry networking; new opportunity and sales development; and work with marketing to develop Cuningham Group to workplace industry.
  • Workplace Studio Leadership (20%) to include participate in strategic annual planning development; participate in firm Discipline Groups; assist Market Group Leaders in coordinating staff efforts; and support staff development initiative including coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Specific Project Leadership (30%) to include lead, guide, and manage projects, teams, and budgets; develop strategic project planning; and client care and retention for key workplace projects.

Experience Requirements

  • Professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design and 12+ Years of experience in Design Industry in the capacity of Designer, Interior Designer and/or Registered Architect.
  • Minimum of eight years of experience with workplace type projects.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a leadership capacity; strong leadership. organization, communication and relationship management skills required.
  • Well-networked in local or national business/CRE community.
  • Demonstrated verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated success building and maintaining new client relationships and securing design work from significant new clients.
  • Professional Certification or License preferred.
  • Familiarity with Excel, MS Project, and Deltek Vision a plus.
Information Systems Support

Los Angeles

We are seeking an individual to join the Information Technology team to provide user help-desk support and training, both locally and remotely on a Windows based system.
General Skills
  • Strong customer service skills in face-to-face and remote environments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Strong problem solving capabilities.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic and collaborative team setting.
  • Ability to act on own initiative.
  • Ability to self-learn as well as instruct.
 Technical Skills
  • Build, deploy, and maintain PC laptop and workstations efficiently.
  • Knowledge of Windows 10 Pro.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and their configuration.
  • Knowledge of mobile devices including Apple iOS and Android.
  • Knowledge of Autodesk and/or Adobe products is a plus.
  • Ability to service computers remotely.
  • Ability to create technical documentation for IT staff and end users.

Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Information Technology, Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, or equivalent work experience.
Interior Designer

senior living/healthcare
phoenix

Cuningham Group is seeking qualified candidates, with five to fifteen years of experience, to support our projects for senior living facilities and healthcare facilities including acute care and outpatient services.

We are looking for motivated individuals committed to high quality design experienced in multiple phases of design.  Successful candidates will be responsible for work on multiple projects, leading junior staff, collaborating on design, guiding/producing construction documentation, product sourcing, preparing presentations and specifications including FF&E.

Specific Tasks

  • Concept design development (solo and/or as part of a team).
  • Schematic Design.
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents (above and beyond finish plans and elevations).
  • Specifications (working with a specification writer).
  • FF&E specifications.
  • Construction Administration a plus but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge of building and ADA codes.
  • Knowledge of appropriate material and finishes selections.
  • Space planning.
  • Presentation documentation skills.
  • Client presentation skills

Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Interior Design from a college or university that is accredited by CIDA or an equivalent program.
  • Five to fifteem years work experience as an Interior Designer.
  • Strong Communication Skills – be able to work with a team and communicate with clients.
  • Previous experience integrating 3-dimensional interior design with architectural elements.
  • Collaborative team player attitude.
  • Proficient in Revit, Microsoft Office applications, and preferred aptitude in Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketch-Up.
  • NCIDQ / CID a plus but not required.
  • Interest and commitment to sustainable design.
Marketing Manager

PHOENIX

This position will focus on supporting the marketing efforts of our Phoenix office.  Reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer and working closely with the Principals in the Phoenix office, the Marketing Manager will focus on the proposal submissions and other related marketing and business development efforts. The ideal candidate is someone who has a thorough knowledge of marketing architectural professional services across multiple market sectors including but not limited to healthcare, senior living, multi-family and mixed-use market sectors. To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated the ability to work in fast-paced environment with changing deadlines while effectively managing time and resources.

Specific Tasks

  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of proposals, qualifications packages, presentations, brochures, and award submissions.
  • Possess strong writing skills in order to generate original written content for proposals, project pages, resumes, press releases, and social media posts.
  • Works in Adobe Creative Suite to generate proposal documents and marketing presentations.
  • Work seamlessly in Deltek Vision to monitor and track opportunities and marketing events.
  • Working closely with Market Group Leaders and Principals, helps implement the marketing plan in order to meet market specific goals.
  • Leads overall development and implementation of marketing and sales strategy for the Phoenix office.
  • Represents firm to clients, business associates, and industry-related organizations, as needed.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with changing deadlines while effectively managing time and resource.

Experience Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, and/or communications is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of previous experience in marketing for an architectural, engineering or construction firm.
  • Ability to maintain a positive outlook and ability to adjust to variety of working styles and personalities.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and focus on solutions-oriented results.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated ability to be part of a growing, fast-paced, creative, team environment.
  • The ability to work independently or collaboratively on multiple deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and follow-through with a keen attention to details.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and InDesign specifically.
  • Experience with Deltek Vision is ideal.
Project Architect

Senior Living
Phoenix

Cuningham Group is looking for an architect/designer with 2 to 7 years of experience with resort/hospitality projects. If you have a degree in architecture, a desire to have a career with a firm which supports your participation in professional organizations Cuningham Group is the place for you.

Credentials/Experience Desired

  • Revit expertise
  • Adobe Creative Suite Expertise
  • Microsoft Office expertise
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, Deltek Vision, Grasshopper, Rhino, SketchUp, 3ds Max, and 3D printing/fabrication is desired but not essential.
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree Architecture
  • Understanding of specifications
  • Understanding of putting a set of documents together
Project Architect

MIXED-USE & MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL
Los Angeles

We are looking for an architect/designer with 10 years of experience, at least five of which are in Mixed Use/Multi-family Housing. We need someone who can put a set of documents together with little direction, is passionate about architecture, is interested in building a career with Cuningham Group, is willing to do what it takes to get the job done correctly and meet deadlines, understands client satisfaction, will put in an honest 40 hours of work, understands the words “work ethic”, and “sense of urgency.” This person also has to have a good attitude and know how to have fun.

Credentials/Experience Desired

  • Revit expertise
  • Knowledge of the CBC
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree Architecture
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a design role
  • Graphic skills and proficiency in 3D modelling software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in hotel, hospitality, multifamily residential, senior housing or healthcare preferred
Project Architect/Project Manager

HEAL
SAN DIEGO

Cuningham Group is seeking a Project Architect/Project Manager in our San Diego office. Candidates should have ten to fifteen years of experience with a focus on projects for healthcare facilities including acute care and outpatient services. The ideal candidate is talented and motivated and ready to join our team and contribute to the success of the firm.

Specific Tasks

  • Ability to work on more than one project at a time.
  • Able to coordinate specifications.
  • Directs or assists in assembly of project deliverables.
  • Familiar with applicable codes and construction types.
  • Define deliverables, schedule and fees during the proposal phase.
  • Plan internal and external communications.
  • Develop and update project schedules.
  • Evaluate opportunity for additional services.
  • Work with Accounting on invoicing and collections.

Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • Ten plus years of experience with minimum three years of Healthcare-related experience.
  • OSHPD experience preferred but not mandatory.
  • Proficiency in Revit and Office 365 required. Skills in other software such as Sketch Up, Rhino, Bluebeam, SD Max, Grasshopper, Adobe Creative Suite, Deltek Vision, etc.) are ideal.
  • Keen understanding of building design, systems, codes, and detailing.
  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Architecture.
  • Understanding of putting a set of documents together.
  • Some travel may be required.
Project Manager

Senior Living
Phoenix

Cuningham Group is seeking architects/designers with a strong background in Senior Living. We seek a registered architect with a minimum of 15 years of experience managing Senior Living architectural projects from concept design through construction.

Credentials/Experience Desired

  • Revit expertise
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a project management role
  • Experience in with AIA documents
  • Experience in proposal writing
  • Proficiency with Deltek Vision and/or Microsoft Project
Project Manager

Themed Entertainment Industry
LOS Angeles

We are looking for architects/designers with a strong background in Themed Entertainment. We seek a registered architect with a minimum of 15 years of experience managing complex themed entertainment architectural projects from concept design through construction.

Credentials/Experience Desired

  • Revit expertise
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a project management role
  • Experience in with AIA documents
  • Experience in proposal writing
  • Proficiency with Deltek Vision and/or Microsoft Project
Project Manager

Education and worship
Minneapolis

Cuningham Group is seeking a registered architect with a minimum of seven years of experience managing architectural projects from concept design through construction.

Specific Tasks

  • Define deliverables, schedule and fees during the proposal phase.
  • Plan internal and external communications.
  • Develop and update project schedules.
  • Monitor employee planned versus actual time and performance.
  • Support Market Group Leader and Operations Leader with staffing decision.
  • Generate contracts and agreements.
  • Evaluate opportunity for additional services.
  • Work with Accounting on invoicing and collections.

Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • Accredited Architecture or Design school graduate. Must be licensed.
  • At least seven years of  K-12 education or worship experience managing projects at a design firm.
  • Demonstrated success leading and inspiring technical and design staff.
  • Experience with budget creation, development, and management tools.
  • Solid experience with project scheduling and staff management.
  • Exceptional communication skills with ability to influence - up and down.
  • Project Management Software experience and Revit familiarity required.
  • Knowledge of education and/or worship projects with a big picture capability, understanding how complex systems interface.
  • Proven experience in successful client relationship development and management.
Senior Project Manager

Healthcare
Phoenix

Cuningham Group is seeking a Project Manager with a strong background in Healthcare. This position will play a key role in helping build our Phoenix healthcare business through project leadership and sales development. They will lead, guide, and manage projects and teams while also supporting business development including client care and retention.  The ideal candidate is talented, motivated, and ready to join our team and contribute to the success of the firm’s growing Phoenix office.

Specific Tasks

To be successful, you must possess a deep knowledge of healthcare projects with an ability to see the big picture and understanding how complex pieces go together.  In this role, you will exhibit deep knowledge of healthcare design in the following areas:

  • Project Management to include: ownership of delivering complex, high-value healthcare projects; lead, guide and manage projects, teams and budgets; develop strategic project plans; motivate and manage cross office project teams; and client care and retention for key healthcare projects.
  • Business Development: healthcare industry networking, new opportunity and sales development, work with Cuningham marketing department to promote to our brand to healthcare industry.

Education & Work Experience Requirements

  • Graduate of Architecture or design school.  Must be licensed.
  • 15+ years of healthcare project experience.
  • Keen understanding of how to lead and inspire technical and design staff.
  • Proven experience in successful client relationship development.
  • Experience with budget development and management.
  • Expert in project scheduling and follow through.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to influence, both up and down.
  • Must have experience with project management software and Revit.