Get in on the mission.

Our studio is a place for all people to thrive and find themselves fulfilled in the meaningful work we do. We are committed to taking care of our people. We celebrate diversity and believe everyone brings something unique to our culture. We are committed to the continuous development of an inclusive and equitable workplace and therefore completed our JUST Certification through the International Living Future Institute. Our office in Grand Rapids, Michigan is pursuing WELL Certification and values the holistic health of staff that uses it.

We are brought together by a shared system of beliefs that permeate our work, our relationships, and our behaviors.

We believe in a built environment that promotes both physical and mental well-being of its users. We have both an opportunity and a responsibility to make our buildings healthier, safer, and more nurturing of our wellness and relationships.

We believe that human and climate health are intricately linked. We are passionate environmental sustainability experts who seek to leverage our profession’s knowledge to create impactful building solutions that benefit our climate and those who live in it.

We believe in an inclusive and equitable process and that drives empathic design outcomes. Our process is rooted in the idea that to solve problems for others, you must deeply understand their lived experiences and empathize with their perspectives.

Together, we thrive in an open office environment. It fosters a collaborative and energetic studio that values design critiques, cross discipline thinking, and mentorship. We value senior staff and emerging perspectives, embracing the value of commingling new ideas and lived experiences. We are actively engaged in service through Board work, volunteer opportunities, and pro-bono projects. Among our many recognitions, we are most proud of our EPIC Award for Small Business of the Year which celebrates our people-first culture, design and business leadership, and the passion we exude for our clients.

If you share these values and are passionate about design, please send resumes and portfolios to

Benefits + Experiences

We care about the wellness of your whole person, both within and outside of work. As such, Pure Architects is proud to support its employees with a robust benefits package which includes:

  • Collaborative and highly engaged team environment with flexible work schedule
  • An inclusive environment that is accepting and supportive of everyone
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, and short-term and long-term disability
  • Paid Parental Leave for up to 14 weeks
  • Employee assistance program in partnership with Pine Rest
  • Annual HSA Contributions
  • Profit Sharing and Bonuses
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Earned Time Off policies
  • Charitable Giving Match
  • Professional organization memberships
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Culture and Wellness Programs like Donut Club, Hydration Challenge, and Pure FC Much, much more

Available Positions

Architectural Designer
Design Architect
Architectural Designer I
Project Architect
Senior Architect
Pure is growing! We're looking to expand our team with Senior and Intermediate Design Professionals, licensed and non, to lead our clients, partners, and peers in all phases of design. We're seeking Designers skilled in leading through programming and conceptualizing with an ability to execute into later phases of a project. We are also seeking Technical Leaders who thrive in all phases of a project, specifically on projects of scale and complexity. Interested in joining our team? Please email your resume and portfolio to