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Principal Architect

Department: SHA - Studio
Location: Shanghai, SH

Perkins Eastman, a global architecture and design firm, is seeking an energetic, creative, and highly motivated Principal level architect to join our leadership team in our Shanghai studio. The Firm has been established in China for over 15 years and we are growing our presence in the Asia market.

Perkins Eastman is recognized as “a Global Design Giant” with 17 interdisciplinary design studios around the world and a dedicated staff of over 1000 people from 70 different countries. We focus on all aspects of design and planning in the built environment, and are driven by our core belief that great design has a positive impact on people’s lives, We design for people and capture this in our ethos “Human by Design”.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative and resourceful architect with 10 -15 years senior level professional experience with a minimum 5 years with international design firm in Asia (China preferred) and North America (or UK, Australia or another English-speaking country). The candidate should be able to act as the principal in charge of projects in one or more of Perkins Eastman’s practice specialties. This individual will report directly to the Managing Principal of the Shanghai office. The role will be based in Shanghai, China.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Business development with new and existing clients

  • Lead projects from master planning through design

  • Participate with office management

  • Partner in firm wide planning and development of the international practice

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture is required

  • Bi-Lingual – native Mandarin speaking architect with high English Language proficiency

  • LEED Accredited Professional preferred

  • Candidate must be a registered/licensed architect

  • Recognized industry leader or have the potential to become an industry leader

  • Must demonstrate design leadership in one of the firm’s core practice areas



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