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Shanghai, China
Advanced design architects

UNStudio has an opportunity for advanced design architects to join its growing Shanghai practice. 

As an international architectural firm, UNStudio is active in the broadest fields of architecture. Our project portfolio covers every aspect of architecture, ranging from small to large scale projects, research and theory. The atmosphere within our offices in Amsterdam, Shanghai, and Hong Kong is international, multidisciplinary and ambitious, but also open, non-hierarchical, team-based and friendly, with attention to personal well-being, knowledge development and career planning.

We are currently looking for advanced design architects to join our Shanghai office. The ideal candidates should have strong design sensibilities, effective management and team leadership skills, a flexible mentality, strong communication skills, and later stage experience on constructed projects.


  • five-eight+ years of experience as a design architect who has overseen or assisted in overseeing a team
  • documented experience in multiple phases of the design, with the ability to implement a design concept from
    preliminary studies through to construction and detailing
  • strong aesthetic sensibilities and design skills, with keen awareness of how concepts drive and integrate
    design, language, constraints, and regulations.
  • experience in geometric optimization and fabrication processes for complex geometry and curvature
  • technical problem solver with the ability to work out architectural solutions through innovative thinking – documented through construction and shop drawings/details
  • good team player with the ability to organize both own work and others, clearly communicate with the director, and coach/motivate team members
  • proactive and self-motivated, with a continuous desire to learn and grow
  • fluent English communication skills with additional fluency in Mandarin a plus
  • good knowledge of Rhinoceros – Grasshopper and RhinoScript/Python a plus, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative
    Suite, etc.
  • professional BIM experience on geometrically complex projects, preferably Revit a plus


Working conditions are according to Chinese legislation. Applications consisting of a short cover letter, CV and portfolio can be sent digitally PDF, max.10mb to Feely Pan.

  • Applications have closed.