We are a collaborative team of diverse individuals. We are proud of our studio culture promoting personal and professional growth while producing excellent work in Des Moines and several other cities. Team members are encouraged to be active in the community, pursue licensure, build expertise, build relationships and achieve a balanced life between work and home. The ideal potential “Slinger”:
Exhibits the ability to thrive in a small team fast-paced environment, where a commitment to exceed expectations for meaningful, specific solutions is a daily goal.
Has a strong design instinct, generous work approach and clarity in communication.
Shows a desire to further develop the ability to organize, problem solve, and communicate as that applies to a wider representation of the architectural profession.
We engage community boldly so that people and place transform. As local champions and visiting experts, we believe in the possibilities of vibrant Midwestern urban spaces. We solve our projects with simplicity and specificity, always focused on the desired impact. As a part of our team, you will:
Quickly learn and contribute in all phases of design and construction for projects aimed at revitalizing cities and improving human experience.
Work on varied project typologies including mixed-use urban infill, historic rehabilitation, workspaces and hospitality.
Gain exposure to and build relationships with clients, consultants, and contractors.
We are a teaching studio. The growth of our team members is pivotal to the success of Slingshot. We work together to be a little better each day. We are currently seeking:
Emerging professional on the path to licensure or licensed, with up to 5 years of experience.
Self-starter who shares our drive for creating meaningful work in a collaborative environment who looks forward to being part of an enthusiastic and passionate team.
Highly motivated individual yearning to grow personally and professionally.
Slingshot Architecture offices are located in the vital, growing, Midwestern cities of Des Moines and Iowa City. We are local champions of evolving our cities through each intervention in built space and public realm. We also work as visiting experts on mixed-use urban infill projects throughout the Midwest in other cities of similar scales.
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To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and clear portfolio highlighting your qualifications, as they relate to this opportunity and submit answers to these ten questions.
Why are you interested in Slingshot?
Why Des Moines / Iowa City?
What are your Core Values and Core Mission?
Provide a one paragraph critique of a Slingshot project.
If you could change one thing about our profession what would it be and how do you want to make a difference?
What is your 20 year plan?
What was the last book you read and tell us about it.
What role do you envision playing at Slingshot?
What do you want to know about us?
When are you available to start?
About Slingshot Architecture
Since 2002, Slingshot Architecture has offered innovative solutions for a wide range of projects in Iowa and across the Midwest. Our offices are located in the vital, growing, Midwestern cities of Des Moines and Iowa City. We are local champions of evolving our cities through each intervention in built space and public realm. We also work as visiting experts on mixed-use urban infill projects throughout the Midwest in other cities of similar scales The firm is driven by meaningful work created through personal relationships and strives to boldly engage the community so that people and place transform.