Principal Architect - Sports


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Every serious athletics and wellness architectural studio leader should have a deep passion and portfolio in award-winning arenas along with superior communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.


You are more than an architect; you are the builder of communities, the voice of the people, and the greatest sports fan who ever lived. You not only can sell ice cubes to an Eskimo, you know the secret to setting up those ice cubes juuuuuust so in order to lower ice plant costs and improve per-seat profitability.

You want to lead, and reap the profits of your efforts, and work with some of the most creative, fun and progressive people in our industry, and eat chocolate-covered potato chips.

Guess what? We have the job for you. 

JLG Architects is seeking a Principal Architect for our Sports studio. Not just any Principal Architect, mind you.

The JLG Sport Principal Architect:

A few more attributes of a future JLG-er:

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 13 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 are passionate, resourceful problem-solvers who inspire and innovate through creative solutions that elevate our clients and communities.

RELATIONSHIPS | We build friendships.  We go beyond the standard definition of a team player; we hold ourselves accountable for nurturing collaborative, supportive, respectful relationships through clear and honest communication and adaptive decision making.

COMMUNITY | We make a difference.  Above all else, we know that it is our responsibility to constantly 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.  Time, money, materials – everything is finite. We humbly take full responsibility for our clients’, firm’s, and Earth’s resources to make smart decisions and calculated risks for today and tomorrow.

INTEGRITY | We do what we say.  We are authentic, consistent, and transparent in our actions, words, and beliefs; we are courageous to 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 Director of Operations

Responsible for leading and engaging with clients and teams through all phases of the project delivering services to creatively solve problems on multiple projects simultaneously.

Position Location: Minneapolis, MN

Job Description



Business Development and Client Relationship Development

Project Delivery





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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