Employment

Büro Ole Scheeren is an award-winning international architecture firm that practices architecture, urbanism, interior design, and research, with projects across Asia, Europe and North America, and more than 75 staff worldwide.

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. Büro Ole Scheeren’s work ranges from city-defining structures and innovative urban prototypes, to carefully crafted cultural buildings: including the Guardian Art Center in Beijing, the mixed-use development DUO in Singapore, and the MahaNakhon tower in Bangkok, which have all been recently completed. Projects under development include two residential towers in downtown Vancouver; an innovative adaptive re-use project in Frankfurt, Germany; a high-rise complex in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and a landmark super-highrise complex in South China.

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

Senior Project Leader, London/Berlin
Project Leader with Super High-rise Experience, Hong Kong/Beijing
Mandarin-Speaking Project Manager with High-Rise Experience, Hong Kong / Beijing

Senior Technical Director, Hong Kong/Beijing
Lead Interior Designer, Hong Kong / Beijing

Architectural Designers, Hong Kong/Beijing
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

Senior Project Leader , London/Berlin

For our growing team in Europe we are looking for a Senior Project Leader with a strong track-record of working on medium to large-scale projects in the UK. You will join our creative and dynamic international practice with the opportunity to lead a talented project team for a high-profile architectural commission in London – from concept to construction. You should bring extensive experience, architectural and management skills, as well as a true passion for what we do. We want you to become a strong member of our offices leadership team with a key role in the design and management operations of our growing number of European projects. We welcome candidates with an interest in opportunities for advancement in our firm. You will be working in London and in our European head offices in Berlin.

Requirements:

  • More than 10 years’ work post-qualification, Master of Architecture or equivalent.
  • Experience in complex projects in the UK and excellent project management skills.
  • Experience in an international architectural design firm.
  • Experience in all stages of design from concept to construction administration.
  • Excellent design, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to perform and deliver in a highly dynamic and ambitious work environment.
  • Sound knowledge of AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino and Revit/BIM.
  • Fluency in English; German a plus.
  • Registration as licensed architect in the UK a plus.

Please email your CV and portfolio (in PDF format less than 10MB, no web links please) to employment@buro-os.com. quoting ‘Senior Project Leader – London / Berlin’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

Project Leader with Super High-rise Experience, Hong Kong/Beijing

We are looking for a Senior Project Leader with a strong track-record of working on Super High-rise projects. You will join our creative and dynamic international practice with the opportunity to lead a talented project team for a once-in-a-lifetime high-profile architectural commission – from concept to construction. You should bring extensive experience, architectural and management skills, as well as a true understanding and passion for what we do. We want you to become a strong member of our office leadership team with the potential to take on a key role in the design and management operations of this rapidly growing global company.

Requirements:

  • Experience in complex projects and excellent managerial skills.
  • Experience in an international-level architectural design firm.
  • More than 10 years’ work post-qualification, Master of Architecture or equivalent.
  • Sound knowledge of AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino. Knowledge of Revit/BIM a plus.
  • Experience in all Stages of Design from Concept to Construction Administration.
  • Good design, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to perform and deliver in a highly dynamic and ambitious work environment.
  • Ability to coach and mentor junior staff
  • Fluency in English; Bilingual (Cantonese/Mandarin) a plus.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with ability and experience. Positions are currently based in Hong Kong and/or Beijing.

Please email your CV and portfolio (in PDF format less than 10MB, no web links please) to employment@buro-os.com. quoting ‘Project Leader with Super High-rise Experience, Hong Kong/Beijing’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

Senior Technical Director, Hong Kong/Beijing

We are looking for a Senior Technical Director with a strong track-record of working on and implementing complex medium to large-scale mixed-use and residential projects. You will join our creative and dynamic international practice with the opportunity to introduce and develop innovative technical design solutions for our high-profile commissions – during design stages and on-site. You will be our in-house ‘Go-to’ expert who coaches and mentors our teams in materializing ambitious architectural concepts. You will share your passion and a sense of rigor for architectural detailing, broad knowledge of building materials, extensive experience in construction documentation, as well as a true understanding for what we do. We want you to become a strong member of our office leadership team and take on a key role in maintaining and advancing the technical quality standards of our rapidly growing global company.

Requirements:

  • More than 10 years’ work post-qualification, Master of Architecture or equivalent.
  • Experience in complex mixed-use and residential projects in an international-level architectural design firm.
  • Experience in all Stages of Design from Concept to Construction Administration, and in the delivery of Architecture, Façade and Interior packages.
  • Good knowledge of materials, products and construction methods.
  • Capability to maintain quality standards on the production of drawing and submission packages from design to construction stages.
  • Ability to coach and mentor staff on a regular basis.
  • Ability to perform and deliver in a highly dynamic and ambitious work environment.
  • Sound knowledge of AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino. Knowledge of Revit/BIM a plus.
  • Registration as a licensed architect a plus.
  • Fluency in English; Bilingual (Cantonese/Mandarin) a plus.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with ability and experience. Positions are currently based in Hong Kong and/or Beijing.

Please email your CV and portfolio (in PDF format less than 10MB, no web links please) to employment@buro-os.com. quoting ‘Senior Technical Director, Hong Kong/Beijing’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

Architectural Designers, Hong Kong/Beijing

We are looking for talented Architectural Designers on all levels of experience to join our creative and dynamic international practice with the opportunity to work on high-profile architectural commissions globally – from concept to construction. You should bring strong design experience as well as a true understanding and passion for what we do. We want you to become a strong member of our global design network with the potential to take on an important role in the development of our growing practice.

Requirements:

  • Professional degree in Architecture or Urban Planning.
  • Experience in an international-level architectural design firm.
  • Strong conceptual, design and graphical skills.
  • Ability to perform and deliver in a highly dynamic and ambitious work environment.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team in an international environment.
  • Sound knowledge of AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino. Knowledge of Revit/BIM a plus.
  • Fluency in English; Bilingual (Mandarin/Cantonese) a plus.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with ability and experience. Positions are currently based in Hong Kong and/or Beijing.

Please email your CV and portfolio (in PDF format less than 10MB, no web links please) to employment@buro-os.com. quoting ‘Architectural Designers, Hong Kong/Beijing’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

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.