For more than 75 years, NBBJ has been guided by a vision to design for life. We are an award-winning global design and architecture firm, a creative company fueled by ideas, and a place where everyone is empowered to contribute to creating a better practice. Recognized as the world’s most innovative architecture firm by Fast Company, we have partnered with some of the world’s leading companies and institutions — Google, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Amazon, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, and Massachusetts General Hospital, among many others — to set new standards for performance, organizational culture, health and wellness, and technology- and data-driven design.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to join NBBJ Seattle as a Mid-Level Lighting Designer role.
We are seeking a full time, in-house, Lighting Designer to contribute to creative projects at all scales. The individual we are seeking must be passionate about lighting, creative, and innovative. This individual will work diligently with Studio 9 Lighting Project Managers and architectural team members to collaborate in the development of the lighting design on a variety of projects. The role requires a proactive individual who is both a thinker and a designer, with an understanding of common lighting practices. The individual’s positive attitude, team-oriented process, and strong design and communication skills are desired.
Studio 9 is nbbj’s lighting design team consisting of a group of multi-talented, dedicated, and experienced professionals. We design integrated illumination solutions that inspire and enhance the built environment and the human experience. Our work combines the art and science of light to create award-winning spaces that are visually engaging and environmentally sustainable. As an integrated design studio we are embedded specialists, able to collaborate with the firm’s architects, interior designers, urban planners, environmental graphic designers and digital practice to unfold fearlessly creative visions which enhance the spaces in which we live, work, and play. Light is our powerful and boundless medium.
Our team firmly believes in the power of mentorship. We all understand that we are stronger as a group than as individuals, and that we would not be the designers we are today without the help of those who guided us. We want to pass this on to others, and actively work within the thriving global market to grow both as a practice and as individuals.
Your New Role:
Participate in all aspects and phases of a project
Collaboration and working with integrated teams
Lighting Layouts, Data Sheets, Lighting Specification, Details, and Mockups
Other projects/tasks as assigned
What you will need to Succeed:
College Degree in lighting related field
5-8 years of lighting design experience
Experience using Revit
Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
InDesign, MS Office
Experience using lighting calculation programs (i.e. AGI32, Diva)
Ability to uphold the highest standards in all physical communication materials
Excellent conceptualization skills
Ability to draw quick sketches to communicate lighting design ideas
Basic understanding of lighting technology, the impact of daylight and architectural process
Curiosity and willingness to work with light as a creative medium
Eagerness to further develop lighting design skills
Positive attitude and engaged team player
Since 2001, NBBJ - a leading global architecture and design firm (est. 1943) - has had an internal group of lighting designers. NBBJ Studio 9 Lighting Design works directly with design teams to integrate lighting into NBBJ’s diverse range of projects. From state-of-the-art healthcare and research facilities to top-performing world headquarters, civic and cultural centers to private hospitality environments, NBBJ strives to shape a future that enhances life and inspires human potential & spirit through design. NBBJ has ten offices worldwide: Seattle, Columbus, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, London, Beijing, Shanghai and Pune, India. The Lighting Studio currently resides in NBBJ’s Seattle office and aspires to build a virtual studio with designers residing in additional offices.