Health, Education + Research Associates, Inc. (HERA Laboratory Planners)
HERA Lab Planners provides national & international clients with state-of-the-art programming, planning and architectural design services for a wide range of laboratory environments. We have over 200 years of combined experience working for universities and academic medical centers, corporations, forensic and government agencies, and health and research industries. HERA architects and lab planners work as part of a collaborative team with other architects, engineers, contractors and scientists, to develop facilities that contribute to the quality of life and safety of the users, owners and staff. Founded in 1996, the firm is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).
Our mission is to enhance scientific discovery and client productivity through the design of optimal laboratory environments.
Position: Intern Architect
Location(s): St. Louis, MO / Philadelphia, PA / Atlanta, GA / Bethesda, MD
HERA is seeking an intern architect with interests in laboratory planning and design, to work in one of our offices including Atlanta, DC/Bethesda, Philadelphia or St Louis. This is an exciting growth opportunity for an energetic, self-starter to work with scientific clients across the country. HERA works on challenging projects in a variety of laboratory environments, including undergraduate teaching, graduate research, biotechnology, forensics, clinical, and corporate labs.
Experience: 3 years of experience in architectural offices; previous lab project building and/or production experience a plus.
Roles & Responsibilities Include
Working effectively in a collaborative teaming environment, taking responsibility for accomplishing tasks set out by the team and meeting deadlines.
Managing your own time and multi-tasking, while remaining organized and focused on several projects at one time.
Travel for client meetings, field surveys, and other project or office assignments.
Lab design, planning, illustration and documentation, working with Subject Matter Experts from all HERA offices.
Key Qualifications Include
Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Proficiency in graphics and rendering software such as SketchUp, Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
Bachelor’s degree working towards a master’s degree in Architecture or a related design field.
General knowledge of building construction technology.
Excellent speaking, writing, and listening skills.
Previous project team work experience is a plus.
We subscribe to the “work hard, play hard” mantra. The A/E/C industry can be stressful, and deadline driven, so we are always looking for ways to treat ourselves. This includes birthday celebrations complete with a birthday tiara, random potluck lunches and the occasional office happy hour.
In case that’s not enough, HERA also provides competitive salaries and a generous benefits package to help our employees’ lead healthy and balanced lives:
9 1/2 holidays off
3 weeks of PTO
100% Medical insurance premium and HSA account
401K with 4.5% matching funds
Professional development allowance
Summer hour schedule with eight Fridays off from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Flexible work schedule and work from home
“Leadership Ladder” employee growth program to encourage advancement
Clearly identify your ability to contribute to our firm’s growth in your cover letter when you submit your resume and work samples to Sandy Habeck, Office Manager:
Mail: 411 North Tenth Street, Suite 400, St. Louis, MO 63101
Alternately, you may apply on our website: www.herainc.com/contact-us/careers/
HERA recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
About HERA Laboratory Planners
As nationally-known laboratory planners with offices in St. Louis (our headquarters), Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington DC, HERA laboratory planners deliver programming, planning, design and consulting services. As architects who are also science planners, we understand current trends, relevant issues and operational approaches that shape a wide variety of scientific environments, including universities and academic medical centers, forensic, corporations, government agencies and health and research industries.