For 29 years, JLG has worked hard to make life better for our families, co-workers, clients, and communities. From what was once a two-person design studio by Gary Johnson and Lonnie Laffen has grown to become the fastest growing architecture firm in America, according to Inc. Magazine. We have had the great honor to work with thousands of the most engaged and frankly, totally awesome, clients and communities in the Midwest, including 60 college campuses and some of the largest healthcare providers in the world. We recently turned the keys to the firm over to our staff and become 100% Employee-Owned. Because the best place to work - for this generation and the next - is the one you own.
We offer a 3-year development program that kick-starts your career — a JLG investment: $15,205/per employee
We are 100% Employee-Owned — you will become an owner of JLG and part of our Ownership Stock program
We share our rewards and aid in the opportunity for employees to build wealth
We allow you to leverage and explore strengths and provide opportunities to thrive
We have a fun, innovative, engaging, collaborative and inspiring JLGfamily
We provide opportunities for advancement
We are a design-focused growth firm
We strive for work-life balance and workplace flexibility
Opportunity at JLG emerges when individual skills, interests, passions and goals are well-communicated, pursued with dedication, and strongly align with company needs.
JLGdna is a peer-organized professional development program committed to developing new architects. JLGdna is intended for new graduates and project support staff to gain the necessary knowledge to complete AXP, pass the A.R.E.'s, and gain experience to become competent Job Captains capable of running a job thoroughly. Together, we will create an environment that is engaging, exciting, and rich with mentorship.
FUN FACT The National Average time to complete AXP and obtain licensure is approximately 6.5 years. The JLG EMPLOYEE average to complete AXP and obtain licensure is 3.7 years.
I chose to work at JLG because I had the idea that it was a community and design focused Architecture firm. I found out the JLG culture was even more integrated than expected! I found out that this wonderful architecture firm was about learning, design, and giving their employees opportunities. Every person and personality that works here is what makes this design culture so engaging. The young people who make up the JLG DNA are motivated, creative and always thinking of ways to incorporate the community into what we do as designers. Because that is what Architecture is all about.
JLG has a culture that is one of its kind in the architecture profession. Emphasis is placed on creating a positive and fun workplace. Young professionals are given every opportunity to excel in their growth as architects, so long as they show ambition and drive. At JLG, we know that exceptional design is created by dedicated professionals who have a passion for creating great communities.
JLG has provided me the opportunity to explore my interest in various project types and various project responsibilities – from interviews and proposals to specifications to LEED Certification to construction administration. I’ve received a wide range of experiences that have prepared me to become a well-rounded architect with a clear vision of my future in the profession. The wide range of project types and JLG’s ability to accommodate an employee’s interests has resulted in an impressive and expansive personal portfolio for each employee.
JLG for me stuck out above the rest of firms due to its student outreach. I was curious what the firm was like, and chose to apply. Even though I had other opportunities elsewhere JLG’s culture was an influence in my decision. I appreciate that JLG allows me to develop my skills and asks what my interests are. Because of this I am working in Architectural Visualizations and researching Virtual reality applications in the field of architecture. Everyday there is a new problem to solve, and JLG has given me the tools and support that helps find the solution.
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Summer Internship application deadline is December 28th, 2018 at 12:00p.m.
2019 Post-Graduate, Full-time applications open December 28th deadline is February 10th, 2019 at 12:00a.m.