Market/Service & Location

Madison, WI

At RDG, our architects are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of possibility for our clients and communities. As we expand our presence in Madison, Wisconsin, we're seeking an experienced architect to play a pivotal role not just in designing innovative spaces but in helping lead and shape the future of our new office.

As a seasoned architect at our Madison location, you'll lead design efforts across various markets. Your work will focus on creating versatile, collaborative environments that enhance the well-being of individuals. Beyond your design responsibilities, you'll serve as a mentor within the office, helping nurture the team's growth and the office itself. This dual focus on design excellence and office development offers a unique opportunity to influence both our projects and our practice at a fundamental level.

Because of the uniqueness of this role, our ideal candidate is someone who is entrepreneurial, seeks opportunities for personal development and is proactive in pursuing pathways that enhance both individual and collective achievements. This person should be motivated by a desire to make a significant impact and go the extra mile to ensure the success of our Madison office and collaborate with RDG’s healthcare team and other studio leaders.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Regional healthcare market leader for the development and maintenance of client relationships in Wisconsin and surrounding areas.

  • Collaboration with RDG’s Healthcare studio and other studio leaders

  • Collaboration with multiple disciplines, clients and the public 

  • Essential involvement in helping to recruit and build the Madison and healthcare teams 

  • Serve as mentor and resource for junior-level staff

  • Direct the development of design ideas from conceptual planning phases through design detailing and construction administration

  • Produce presentations that communicate our design knowledge, inspire our clients and effectively communicate design solutions


  • Possess strong leadership, written and verbal skills to instill confidence and trust in our clients and staff

  • Serve as a resource for our Madison office, helping to grow RDG's brand and market share

  • Critical thinking collaborator with excellent soft skills, relationship and executing strengths

  • Sound design communication and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated history of building long-term relationships with team members and clients

  • Able to develop successful strategies for helping to complete work on time and budget

  • Proficient in Revit, Sketchup, and Microsoft Office applications

Education & Experience

  • 10-20 years of professional work experience with 5 plus years of healthcare-specific focus

  • Licensed Wisconsin architect or the ability to acquire certification and licensure required

  • Knowledge in Healthcare specific code requirements and FGI guidelines

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Past project management experience in planning and developing projects from the conceptual design phase through construction documentation

Electronic cover letter, resume and portfolio submission only: APPLY ONLINE

RDG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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