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.

Exhibition
Exhibition

Graduate Show highlights work of Year One participants

Volunteering
Volunteering

Designers and students team up to support arts education in schools

Interview
Interview

Designer Lulu Li reflects on her first three years on the job

Leading the Way
Leading the Way

See how our people are contributing to the advancement of their fields

Mentorship
Mentorship

Design Voice Podcast checks in with SOM

Year One
Year One

Learn about Year One, our career accelerator program