Employment at SHoP
3D Architectural Rendering Specialist

SHoP Architects is seeking a talented and creative in-house 3D Architectural Artist to join our Visualization Department and staff of over a hundred people. As the firm has grown, so has our demand for consistent, high-quality architectural imagery. Working with teams of architects and designers, the candidate must visualize the design intent through a combination of 3D and 2D composition techniques. The ideal candidate would have a background in architectural design and visualization and be capable of producing both photo-real and stylized output from drawings, diagrams and models (both digital and physical). This is not and will not lead to a position in architectural design. As a full time member of our staff you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, full benefits, and a fun, creative work environment.


  • Working closely with design teams and interpreting architectural designs as specified within project sketches, architectural drawings or models; realizing those designs as compelling imagery.
  • Converting existing models from CAD or other 3D modeling packages.
  • 2D image compositing, finishing and retouching operations on rendered frames.
  • Preparation and set up of scenes for distributed and/or network rendering, and submitting those scenes to our render farm management system.
  • Work independently and as part of a team project.
  • Maintain high quality standards and meet tight deadlines.

Specific Skills / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design or Industrial Design
  • 3 - 4 yrs experience in a design firm environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding of color, composition and lighting in imagery
  • Intermediate / expert knowledge of modeling, rendering and animation with 3ds Max
  • Intermediate / expert knowledge of lighting and rendering with VRay
  • Expert knowledge of editing and compositing with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Familiarity with After Effects and Lightroom is a plus
  • Familiarity with workflow and document management using Adobe Bridge and Version Cue
  • Familiarity with modeling and rendering in Rhino with VRay
  • Proficiency in freehand sketching, and or painting / photography is a plus
  • Immediate availability

To Apply
For immediate, confidential consideration, please send your resume, relevant information, and a series of 5-10 portfolio images (pdf format <5MB or web link) that include visual examples of 3D renderings, sketches, photography, illustrations, and/or finished animations to:

SHoP Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants must have legal US work status.
Absolutely no freelancers or contractors will be considered.



SHoP is not your typical architecture firm, and we do not submit typical proposals.  We are currently seeking a talented, visionary, and motivated candidate to join our Marketing team.  The primary role of this position is to work with our marketing team to be involved with office’s RFP/RFQ responses, from conceptualization to final execution.  Additional responsibilities of this position may also include sector analysis and working with the Principals and department to shape and execute the company’s goals, depending on the candidate’s background and experience level.  The ideal candidate has strong writing skills as well as a great design sensibility, with an understanding of the power of the intersection of the two in developing a message.  We are looking for someone who is excited about telling our story and representing our firm, who exhibits enthusiasm for the proposal process.

Title, responsibilities, and salary will be commensurate with education, professional experience and demonstrated knowledge. 

This is NOT an architectural design position, anyone interested in a design position should apply to

Personal Qualifications

  • A great attitude! Enthusiasm and excitement about the job is important to us, for us, and for you
  • An interest in architectural design; we want you to enjoy the work you are marketing
  • Self-motivated, extremely organized driven, and embraces responsibility
  • Effective in team leadership and time management with the ability to juggle competing priorities
  • Works well collaboratively with our team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including consensus building

Professional Qualifications

  • A great eye for design, detail and layout
  • 2-5 years of experience in marketing in architecture, or a related field (coordinator)
  • 5-10 years of experience in marketing in architecture, or a related field (manager)
  • An in-depth familiarity with the RFP/RFQ processes
  • Familiarity with consultant team-building
  • Understanding of print and production procedures and services
  • Proficiency in the following software:
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Microsoft software: Word, Excel, and Outlook

Responsibilities (responsibilities vary depending on position)

  • Proposal Strategy and Content
    • Coordinate proposal selection
    • Oversee proposal from the moment it comes in the door, to the moment it goes out the door, maintaining the SHoP standard and brand in all aspects of the proposal
    • Develop concept for response to each client's identity, needs, and the specific goals and aspirations of the project brief with Principals as well as Project Managers
    • Allocate team resources to specific proposal production tasks (graphic designers and coordinators)
    • Oversee consultant team formation and coordination
    • Direct involvement in the written strategic response and content for the proposals
  • Analysis
    • Analyze architectural design markets and competitive landscape
    • Work with the Principals and department to shape and execute the company’s goals

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to Susan Heiser, (including ‘Marketing Position’ as the subject line). Please include a specific cover letter exhibiting your interest in the position and being a part of the SHoP team.