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Ken Sheehan
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Ken Sheehan
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Ken Sheehan
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Carey Brendalen
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Carey Brendalen
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Stuart Stephens
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E sstephens@alliiance.us


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Are you interested in considering career opportunities with us? Please feel free to contact Stuart. Alliiance is an AA/EOE employer.


DIRECT   612.874.4152
EMAIL     careers@alliiance.us

Architect / Project Architect
We are seeking creative, energetic team players who are passionate about design to grow our multi-studio practice. Candidates must be graduates of accredited architecture programs with 3-10 years of experience and licensure in process or completed. Professional growth opportunities are available in our aviation, academic, civic/cultural, lifestyle, and workplace studios. Strong communication skills and a sound working knowledge of architecture principles are essential.


Primary Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely, on a day-to-day basis, with the project designer, project manager, and other team members
  • Developing project documents during the design, bidding, and construction phases
  • Coordinating the drawing work of the design team
  • Coordinating the efforts of the specialized consultants
  • Communicating the project related issues and decisions to the client
  • Assisting with project presentations to the client and others as required
  • Meeting established project budgets and schedules
  • Implementing the project quality control measures
  • Coordinating with the construction team, on a day-to-day basis, during the construction phase of the project
  • Effectively utilizing technical software and graphic tools; with required proficiency in Revit, some knowledge of SketchUp and AutoCAD, and competence in Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Participating in firm-sponsored training and professional development activities
  • Collaborating with team members and stakeholders through flexible work arrangements


Please submit cover letter and resume to Stuart Stephens at careers@alliiance.us.


Interior Designer
We are seeking a creative, energetic interior designer who is passionate about design to join our multi-studio practice. Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited interior design program with a minimum of 3 years of experience. NCIDQ certification desired. Professional growth opportunities are available in multiple practice areas.


Our interior designers work in conjunction with the project team; establishing design concepts and creatively solving functional, finish, and spatial project requirements. Interior designer involvement continues throughout the project duration to conceive and evolve the interior design. Strong communication skills and the effective use of graphic and visualization tools are essential. Participation in business development activities and design presentations in collaboration with other project leaders is likely.


The Interior Designer will have the day-to-day responsibility for the interior design aspects of the project including:

  • Communicate design issues and decisions related to the project
  • Participate in project presentations to the client and others as required
  • Work closely, on a day-to-day basis, with the design lead, senior interior designer, and other team members
  • Develop and document the programming and space planning requirements
  • Research, select, and integrate appropriate finish and material selections that comprise the overall design palette of the project
  • Research, select, and specify appropriate furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the project and assist the client with the procurement
  • Develop and review the interior design aspects of the project throughout all phases of the project
  • Meet established project budgets and schedules
  • Effectively utilize technical software and graphic tools with required proficiency in Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Participate in firm-sponsored training and professional development activities
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders through flexible work arrangements


Please submit cover letter and resume to Stuart Stephens at careers@alliiance.us.


Design Researcher
Alliiance is committed to rigorous research that informs exceptional design. We believe design research carefully investigates human experiences and behavior, sparking insight, and inspiring teams and clients to address people's needs through bold, effective design.


We approach each project as an opportunity to create an environment that improves the lives of our clients and their communities. As planners, architects, and interior designers, we provide integrated services that include feasibility studies, programming, research, campus planning, building and interior design, brand integration, and change leadership services. We are committed to an energetic, data-informed process where design elevates and enriches people’s lives.



We are looking for someone who is passionate about data driven research methodologies and knowledgeable in the design process. As a Design Researcher, you will be responsible to lead research projects by defining project objectives, timelines, and deliverables to ensure innovative insights that support our clients’ unique organizational and business challenges. We are flexible and will tailor this position for the most qualified candidate.



  • Demonstrate strategic thinking, alongside exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt research concepts and theories across all practice groups and influence change through informed design
  • Ability to identify potential research topics, develop new techniques and technologies for data collection, effectively interpret and disseminate findings, and apply conclusions to current design projects
  • Develop and issue survey tools, extract data reports
  • Translate complex data into clear and concise graphics
  • Lead pre-and post-occupancy evaluations to support various research interests of the practice groups and clients
  • Evaluate published research, distill themes, synthesize findings with accessible summaries and key data points
  • Effectively conduct observational research at client facilities
  • Analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data to identify corollaries
  • Prepare abstracts and manuscripts for conference presentations and publications
  • Present research concepts internally, to clients, and at national conferences
  • Ability to be nimble, work across several different projects concurrently
  • Effective team-orientated collaborator with a creative and analytical approach
  • Curious problem-solver with a proven track record of applying insights and delivering results
  • Self-starter, self-accountable, and action-orientated
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders through flexible work arrangements


Required Experience

  • Graduate level education in architecture, interior design, or other related design fields with an emphasis in environmental design research
  • Experience leading and conducting research studies
  • Proficiency with Qualtrics and Microsoft products such as Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)
  • Ability to conduct advanced statistical analysis with R, PowerBI, or SPSS
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field such as sociology, human factors, anthropology, or cognitive psychology


Please submit cover letter and resume to Stuart Stephens at careers@alliiance.us.