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Architectural Data Analyst

ZGF is seeking an Architectural Data Analyst to join our team. This position focuses on developing research for the measurement and advancement of the firm’s work through a variety of tools, such as occupancy evaluations. Key responsibilities include designing surveys and other data collection processes; supporting firm-wide research initiatives; coordinating with a multi-disciplinary team and communicating research outcomes to a range of stakeholders. We have a preference for this position to be located in the Seattle office or for the candidate to spend extended amounts of time in Seattle. However, we are open to discussion regarding being placed in one of our other (5) North American offices.

As an Architectural Data Analyst, you will…

  • Lead the design and implementation of user surveys with best practice methodologies
  • Lead and support other quantitative and qualitative data collection initiatives, which may include focus group facilitation, in-depth interviews, building environment and space utilization measurement through sensing technologies
  • Design and implement analysis tools that a) automate previously manual processes and b) ensure that generalizable and predictable data is being collected
  • Create data visualizations that are clear to both the neophyte and the advanced client
  • Write explanations of analysis results that are jargon-free and clear to a variety of audiences in and out of architecture
  • Support the development and maintenance of relevant databases
  • Work with broader data/research team to develop and maintain data pipelines and related resources to ensure quality, accessibility and visibility of work product
  • Interact with project teams and clients to recommend and deliver appropriately designed analysis and interventions
  • Research and socialize industry trends in and out of the AEC industry
  • Attend and speak at relevant conferences


  • Advanced degree in a social science (anthropology, sociology, psychology), a quantitative discipline or related field
  • Proven experience in design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of applied research
  • Expertise in survey design required, and knowledge/experience with other quantitative and qualitative data collection is valuable
  • Proficient in Python, R, or other language for applying statistical methods in data analysis
  • Preferred qualifications: experience with Jupyter Notebooks; proficiency with Tableau, D3 or other comparable visualization platform; SQL knowledge or related experience with database design and maintenance
  • A collaborative and team-oriented disposition; a sense of humor and grace under pressure; persistent, tactful, and enthusiastic
  • Ability to thrive on an entrepreneurial team
  • Sound professional judgment, strong work ethic, positive and client-focused attitude
  • Able to travel to other ZGF offices and/or client project locations as needed

Apply With:

Along with a Resume and Cover Letter, please provide an example of one (or all) of the following materials:

  • A figure or visual graphic you produced to share study findings with a lay audience
  • A case study or white paper
  • A summary of an analysis or model implementation and the impact for the client, project, etc.

ZGF Architects LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite qualified candidates to apply online posting cover letter and resume.

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