Sports Project Architect


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JLG – #23 of the top 100 Sports Architecture U.S. Giants and one of the fastest-growing firms in the country - is looking for architects for its Sports Practice Studio.

JLG Architects is seeking a Sports Project Architect. Not just any professional, mind you. A JLG Sports Project Architect:

- Lives sports… A JLG Sports Project Architect knows what it takes to build practice and competition fields and courts for all types of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, softball, soccer, and volleyball – and how to take those spaces outside-the-box.
- …Both on and off the field. A JLG Sports Architect is as knowledgeable of the fan experience as they are on sports medicine, sight lines, A/V, and food service.
- Is a team and client champion. A JLG Sports Project Architect leads teams of specialty consultants, vendors, and other athletic entities, and gains the unequivocal trust of our clients.

A few more attributes of a future JLGer:

- You are experienced in sports architecture. You have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in the planning, design, documentation, and construction of collegiate sports and public recreation and wellness projects.
- You have a great attitude. You have excellent verbal, graphic, and written communication skills. You are highly analytical. You are proficient in Revit.

About JLG:
On a 20-below January day in 1989, Gary Johnson and Lonnie Laffen opened the doors to JLG Architects with little more than a stack of bumwad and a burning desire to truly make a difference through great design (and probably a space heater, because brr).

Thirty years later, we are one of the country’s 50 Most Admired Companies (MSN Money), 50 Best Places to Work (Inc. Magazine), and Architecture Giants (Building Design+Construction). That two-person firm may have grown to 120 professionals in 12 offices, but our driving force remains the same.

Every day at JLG is a new day for creating, inspiring and solving challenges. Everyone – from our Intern Designers to our Construction Administrator to our Marketing staff – is the heart and brains of the process, and we work closely together because we are inspired by one another. We live and work with passion; we never stop at “good enough” when it comes to our own expertise and aptitude, and are innovative and resilient in seeking out new ways to actively participate in the experience of being a JLGer.

In fact, our JLGers are so important that we became a 100% Employee-Owned ESOP in 2014 because the best place to grow your career is at a business of your own design. So, if you are someone with fire in your belly and fun up your sleeve, you’re someone we want to meet.

Beyond a love for award-winning architecture and chocolate-covered potato chips (not required), here is what makes a JLGer:  

Design | We raise the bar.
We inspire and innovate through creative solutions that elevate expectations and outcomes.  
RELATIONSHIPS | We build connections.
We nurture collaborative, supportive, authentic, respectful relationships through clear and honest communication and adaptive decision making.  
COMMUNITY | We make a difference.
We find new ways to actively engage in and uplift all of our communities — from our professional network to our local neighborhood to our family of JLGers.  
STEWARDSHIP | We take good care.
We take full responsibility for our clients’, firm’s, and Earth’s resources to make smart decisions and mitigate risks for today and tomorrow.

INTEGRITY | We do what we say.
We do right by our clients, our communities, and ourselves. 

But wait, there’s more - here are a few other reasons why it’s good to be a JLGer:

- Agile workforce program
- Summer and flexible hours
- JLGfit program
- Company-wide events and in-house social gatherings

- 100%-paid Medical Insurance
- Dental, Vision and Supplemental Insurance; Health Savings Account; Life, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
- Paid vacation time; paid personal/sick time; paid holidays; paid volunteer time; paid military service
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health/Daycare FLEX)

- Formal peer mentoring program; Company-sponsored training and continuing education
- Paid Architectural Registration Exams
- Endless growth opportunities
- For new graduates, a 3-year development program that cuts the time to licensure in half

- Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
- 401(k) retirement plan with employer match contribution
- Licensure bonus program
- Discretionary bonuses

Job Summary
Reports to Project Manager | Supported by: Sports Practice Leader

Lead design and documentation in all phases of project, including execution of program, code, technical, and design requirements while meeting the owner’s project goals, schedule and budget in accordance with the firm’s quality control objectives per the JLG Project Checklist and standards.

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Job Description


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following (other duties may be assigned)

Project Initiation

Stakeholder Engagement


Monitor Project





Skill sets:

Management abilities:

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

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