Employment

Büro Ole Scheeren is an international architecture firm with a staff of seventy plus architects and designers that practices architecture, urbanism, interior design, and research.

As part of Buro-OS’ expanding portfolio of work throughout Asia and Europe, including high-rise buildings, mixed-use developments, and cultural projects, we are keen to receive expressions of interest to join our Berlin and Beijing offices.

We seek talented architects who share enthusiasm and commitment to critical thinking, innovative design, and a creative investigative approach. We are a growing office looking for motivated and forward-thinking individuals to join our team, and are actively engaged in projects of varying typologies and scales. Projects under construction include MahaNakhon in Bangkok, DUO in Singapore, and the Guardian Arts Center in Beijing; with many more designs currently being developed for projects worldwide.

Please email your CV, portfolio (in PDF format less than 10mb), timeframe of availability, and position you are applying for to:
employment@buro-os.com

Project Architect/Manager, Beijing
Chinese speaking Senior Project Architect, Beijing
Senior Architectural Visual Artist, Beijing
Design Architect with Expertise in Complex Geometries, Beijing
Junior Design Architects, Beijing
Junior Design Architects, Berlin
Architectural Internships, Berlin, Beijing
Architectural Internships – Visualization, Beijing

Project Architect/Manager, Beijing

We are looking for a Project Architect/Manager with extensive project management experience on large-scale projects from design through construction. Candidates should have a proven track record of having overseen and managed 2-3 large-scale projects, preferably in Asia, of high quality design at internationally renowned architectural design firms.

Candidates should have experience that demonstrates the ability to lead complex projects of the highest quality and ambition, coordinate and collaborate with an extensive team of local and international consultants (including Executive/Local Architect/LDI, SMEP engineers, façade, sustainability, traffic, etc.), as well as the ability to manage client relationships.

You will be responsible for managing the design and construction phases of the project, working directly with the Partner in Charge, and will coordinate the internal design team and drawing sets, consultant team, and maintain regular communication and conduct workshops with the client. The ability to collaborate, organize, and manage teams is essential.

Minimum requirements:

  • 8 years minimum experience in international design offices
  • Strong and clear communication skills and a systematic approach to overall project management and the design process
  • Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent)
  • Highly developed skills in team leadership and organization, client communication, project scheduling, staffing/manpower allocations, high-rise building design, technical detailing, consultant coordination, and construction documents and administration
  • Knowledge and familiarity with general planning and code regulations
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to a high level of design in a high energy work environment
  • Fluency in English; Bilingual (English/Mandarin, English/German) is a plus
  • Strong AutoCAD, Microsoft Office/Project, and Adobe CS skills

Salary and benefits are commensurate with ability and experience. Positions are currently based in Beijing. Please contact employment@buro-os.com.

Chinese speaking Senior Project Architect, Beijing

For our Beijing office, we are currently looking for a Chinese speaking Senior Project Architect with extensive design and project management experience on large-scale projects, preferably in China and Asia. Qualified candidates should have overseen the design and construction of large-scale projects at internationally renowned architectural design firms; they should have experience that demonstrates the ability to lead complex projects of the highest quality and ambition, coordinate and collaborate with an extensive team of local and international consultants, as well as the ability to manage, lead, and communicate with the client and consultant team.

You will be responsible for managing all design and construction phases of large-scale projects in China and potentially other Asian locations, working directly with the Partner in Charge. You will organise, guide and mentor our internal design team, coordinate all drawing sets, pro-actively direct the consultant team, and maintain regular communication and workshops with the client. The ability to collaborate, motivate, and build strong relationships with all team members is essential.

Minimum requirements:

  • 8 years minimum post-graduate experience in international design offices
  • Strong and clear communication skills and a systematic approach to overall project management and the design process
  • Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent)
  • Highly developed skills in team leadership and organization, client communication, consultant coordination, project scheduling, staffing / manpower allocation, high-rise building design, technical detailing, and construction documents and administration
  • Familiarity with general planning and code regulations; solid knowledge of Chinese codes
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to a high level of design in a high energy work environment
  • Mandatory fluency in Mandarin and English
  • Strong AutoCAD, Microsoft Office/Project, and Adobe CS skills

Salary and benefits are commensurate with ability and experience. Positions are currently based in Beijing. Please contact employment@buro-os.com.

Design Architect with Expertise in Complex Geometries, Beijing

We are currently looking for talented Design Architects with a strong understanding and command of complex geometries, and an ability to convincingly translate ideas and forms into digital and physical models, drawings, and visuals. Candidates should have project experience on mid- to large-scale projects in the concept and schematic design phases. Knowledge of technical principles and previous involvement in detailing stages is desirable.

You will join dedicated project teams to generate concept designs for projects of varying typologies and scales, and develop design directions for evaluation and testing against programmatic, aesthetic, and technical considerations.

Experience and knowledge:
Candidates should have at least 2 years post-graduate work experience in the development of high quality design concepts at internationally renowned architectural design firms. Expertise in Rhino, Maya and Grasshopper is essential. Candidates should possess clear communication skills, a systematic approach to design, and excellent graphic abilities.

Qualifications:

  • Highly creative and unique design approach
  • 2 years minimum post-graduate experience in concept designs in international design offices
  • Expertise and familiarity with Rhino, Maya and Grasshopper
  • Strong and clear communication skills and a systematic approach to design
  • Ability to deliver within tight time frames
  • Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent)
  • Fluency in English; Bilingual (English/Mandarin, English/German) a plus
  • Strong Adobe / AutoCAD, and Rhino skills, solid model making experience

Salary and benefits are commensurate with ability and experience. Positions are currently based in Beijing. Please contact employment@buro-os.com.

Junior Design Architect, Beijing

We are currently looking for talented Junior Design Architects with a fresh creative outlook and ability to convincingly translate ideas into models, drawings, and visuals. Junior Design Architects should have project experience on mid- to large-scale projects in the concept and schematic design phases. Knowledge of technical principles and previous involvement in detailing stages is desirable.

You will join dedicated project teams to generate concept and competition designs for projects of varying typologies and scales, and develop design directions for evaluation and testing against programmatic, aesthetic, and technical considerations.

Experience and Knowledge
Candidates should have at least 2 years post-graduate work experience in the development of high quality design concepts at internationally renowned architectural design firms. Clear communication skills, a systematic approach to design, and excellent graphic abilities are essential.

Qualifications:

  • Highly creative and unique design approach
  • 2 years minimum post-graduate experience in competitions / concepts in international design offices; detailing knowledge a plus
  • Strong and clear communication skills and a systematic approach to design
  • Ability to deliver within tight time frames
  • Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent)
  • Fluency in English; Bilingual (English/Mandarin, English/German) a plus
  • Strong Adobe / AutoCAD, and Rhino skills, solid model making experience

Salary and benefits are commensurate with ability and experience. Please contact employment@buro-os.com.

Architectural Internships, Beijing or Berlin

We are currently offering full-time Architectural Internships. We are looking for students or recent graduates who are enthusiastic and seek international experience in a thought-provoking environment. Internships are typically offered for a period of 6-12 months.

Minimum requirements:

  • Enrollment in a degree program for architecture or urban planning
  • Strong graphic and design talent
  • Excellent model-making skills
  • Excellent AutoCAD, 3D Max, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign skills
  • Fluency in spoken English

Successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend. Students and recent graduates are invited to apply. Positions are currently based in Beijing or Berlin. Please contact employment@buro-os.com.