SOM

SOM

Working at SOM

When you join SOM, you're part of something bigger. Our global collective is committed to improving the built environment and enhancing people’s lives. We assemble creative, interdisciplinary teams that work as small, dynamic studios, with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. Here, you’ll collaborate with industry experts on some of the most exciting and transformative architecture, engineering, and planning projects in the world.

We Nurture Your Creativity

A career at SOM will expand your thinking. Here, emerging designers work alongside the world’s leading experts, architects partner with engineers, and all of us learn from each other. Collaboration goes beyond the studio, too: we engage with innovative practitioners, from artists to scientists, to find new solutions. For bold, inventive thinkers, the sky’s the limit. In the words of architectural historian Nicholas Adams, “The future of SOM depends on attracting that kind of person—the one who wants to make no small plans, who thrives in collaboration, and has the determination to realize his or her ideas.”

We Invest In Your Success

Our staff make use of many professional development opportunities, including licensure resources, in-house learning, and leadership training. We foster team well-being through benefits that encourage healthy, balanced lifestyles. SOM is committed to an inclusive, supportive workplace, where every employee can achieve their full potential. We bring together diverse teams and support programs like the SOM Women’s Initiative, which is committed to expanding opportunities for women throughout the design profession.

Join Us

SOM offers a rewarding career experience, a collaborative interdisciplinary environment, and the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most exciting and transformative architecture, engineering, and planning projects.

Internships
Internships

SOM Women's Initiative hosts 39 students in 6 offices for winter internship program

Building Community
Building Community

Volunteer workshop leads to pro-bono redesign of Lower East Side Girls Club

NOMA at SOM
NOMA at SOM

Advocating for equity and inclusion

SOM Women's Initiative
SOM Women's Initiative

Challenging institutional barriers to gender equity

SOM Pride
SOM Pride

Elevating and celebrating the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community

Spotlight
Spotlight

An ongoing series on the people behind our designs