SHKS Architects Is Hiring


Architectural Staff 1, Architect 1


SHKS Architects fosters a culture of conviviality within the practice and with our client, consultant, and community collaborators. Our best work comes from a shared belief in architecture’s potential to improve our social, environmental, and cultural lives.

SHKS was formed on the basis of friendship among its founders and friendship still pervades the practice. As a mid-sized practice, everyone knows everyone else in both professional and social ways.

Leadership at SHKS is dispersed among a group of principals and associates with a commitment to making places better and a deep appreciation for differences among the leadership group. Respect, empathy, warmth, and humor are fundamental to productive dissonance.

Our practice has been shaped to be much like the buildings we design: adaptable, resilient, and comfortable. The studio atmosphere includes a balance of work and life and the flexibility to work from home sometimes, to enjoy other dimensions of life while still making excellent architecture.

We’re looking for people to join the fray in our Burlington, VT office; professionals deeply committed to making our client’s places and our own workplace more diverse, more comfortable, and more fun. We are looking to fill positions ranging between the Architectural Staff I level (unlicensed with 3 or more years of experience) up to Architect I level (licensed with over 3 years of experience).


SHKS offers compensation comparable to our peer architecture firms and recently received JUST Label 2.0 certification from the International Living Future Institute.

- Hourly pay with time and a half over 40 hours per week.
- 100% employer paid health insurance (medical, vision, and dental), disability insurance, and life insurance
- Simple IRA retirement plan. Employer matching 3% after the first 90 days, fully vested immediately
- PTO: 3 weeks per year (including sick and vacation) which can be used at the employee’s discretion.
- 8 paid holidays
- 16 community service hours per year
- Professional development tuition budget of $500 per year and 8 hours per year
- Professional memberships fully paid, including reimbursement for completing ARE tests at SHKS upon licensure
- Flexible work hours, 50% in-office remote work policy
- Summer hours, office closed by noon on Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day

SHKS Architects provides a supportive and creative work environment. We welcome applicants of any sex, race, color, religion, gender identity, physical ability, sexual orientation, age, and other classes protected by law.


Please email resume, cover letter, and portfolio to nelsonm@ 4mb maximum file size. Interviews will be conducted following review of resume and/or subsequent information. You can visit our website at to find out more about our practice.

Contact: Nelson Martelle
Email: nelsonm@