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Going Full NELSON

On June 1, 2017, KA merged operations with NELSON to create a true full-service architecture and design firm. NELSON is a global architecture, interior design, engineering, and consulting services firm and through various acquisitions, NELSON has positioned itself as a global architecture powerhouse.  With KA, a NELSON Brand, this is a great opportunity to take your career to the next level with a growing firm of nearly 700 teammates across the nation and actively participate in a variety of project types and/or multiple projects in various phases of development.  

Are you ready to draw up a new plan for your career? Are you consumed by a passion for what you do and do you have a strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration? If so, and you want to make a lasting impression on future generations of the built environment, then we would like to meet you.

At KA, a NELSON Brand, what we do touches many lives. We're involved in nearly every aspect of a project from design through construction, providing services including architecture, interior design and site planning.

We're changing the way the world looks at architecture through innovative design of shopping centers, corporate headquarters and office buildings, residential facilities, urban mixed-use projects and hospitality/entertainment venues.

Who We Hire

We're looking for imaginative people with great ideas and insatiable curiosity. People inspired to cultivate their concepts from the ground up, who understand that teamwork and collaboration makes us all better. Passionate, dedicated dreamers who desire to grow and thrive in their profession.

Sound like you? Great. Then KA, a NELSON Brand is a place to build your future, and you'll be rewarded with challenging projects, professional mentoring and competitive compensation.

Building Your Career

If your foundation in our company is strong, we all reap the rewards. New employees are welcomed by experienced professionals who offer guidance and listen to ideas. We cultivate young talent and compensate candidates for time and fees required to take the registration exam.

Expanding Your Future

We want you to succeed. That's why we create opportunities for advancement for our employees. We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including:

  • Vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Health, life and disability insurance
  • Dental and vision program
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Flexible benefit and qualified transportation reimbursement plans
  • ARE registration fee and time off for exam

Exciting Surroundings

We are located near I-77 and I-480 Interchange, central and easily accessible to all of northeast Ohio.  We are in close proximity to Rockside Road restaurants and shopping in both Independence and Seven Hills. In addition to our brand new office space, furniture and state of the art technology, our building offers a workout facility, cafe and beautiful outdoor surroundings.

We are always eager to welcome talented professionals to be part of our team. Please see current openings below.


Current Openings

  • Associate

    We are actively seeking passionate, dedicated individuals to join our team on challenging projects. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in preparing both design and/or construction documents. This individual would assist the team in successful project completion.

  • Project Architect / Designer

    We are seeking a motivated, team-oriented individual that demonstrates leadership qualities and a collaborative approach to the successful production of design and/or construction documents. Candidates should demonstrate experience in all aspects of the design process including Programming, Master Planning, Conceptual, Schematic and Design Development presentations, 3D modeling, and the technical proficiency to successfully implement designs through the CD/CA phases. Responsibilities would include coordination with the client, consultants, and contractors throughout the project.

  • Senior Project Architect

    We are actively seeking a strong leader to lead one or more projects through production of design and/or construction documents and construction administration. This individual will maintain quality client relationships, providing direction to various teams to bring the project(s) to successful completion

NELSON Expands Architecture and Healthcare Practices in the Southeast by Merging Operations with MGE Architects

August 9, 2017 (Miami, FL) -  In a move that will significantly expand architectural services in the southeast, global architecture, design, and consulting services firm, NELSON, is merging operations with Miami-based architecture firm, MGE Architects. The deal is effective immediately. Representing one of the fastest growing areas for healthcare and related ...

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