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Genesis AEC Architectural Lab Planner in Medford, Massachusetts

Are you passionate about architecture and design? Does pioneering a new approach motivate you to excel?

If so, we are looking for you to join our exceptional team as our Architectural Lab Planner!


We’re Genesis AEC – an award-winning architecture, engineering, construction management, and CQV firm and a leader i n the life sciences industry. Ranked #5 in Pharmaceutical Design by ENR magazine, we’re designing and constructing facilities that advance worldwide health. We’re proud to contribute to our clients’ success, earning honors that include a 2021 ISPE Facility of the Year (FOYA) award and an ENR Mid-Atlantic’s Best Manufacturing Project award for our work at the National Institutes of Health.

Our culture is based on inclusion, one where all identities, backgrounds, and perspectives are embraced. When you’re on our team, you’ll find you are supported, challenged, and encouraged to grow – with opportunities, training, and a work-life balance to help you succeed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Architects and Planners: BArch or MArch degree, or degree in related field and demonstrating prior experience with laboratory planning

  • Scientists and Lab Managers: BA or BS in biology, chemistry or related technical field and lab bench and/or lab management/operations experience

  • 3-5+ years experience in architecture or laboratory/science

  • Architects: General knowledge of lab projects and building construction related to lab projects

  • Scientists: General knowledge regarding lab safety, lab workflows, lab components (equipment, sinks, storage, benches/furniture, etc.), lab utilities (purified water, gases, exhaust, etc.), and lab support spaces (glasswashing, media services, waste rooms, stockrooms, etc.).

  • Experience leading design programming and planning meetings with client, or exposure to meetings with a willingness to want to lead these discussions

  • Architects: Proficiency in Revit software

  • Proficiency in MS Office software

  • Excellent communication skills – including speaking, writing and graphic communication - are a must. This includes being able to speak confidently and concisely, leading conversations in the programming and planning phases of a project, and developing materials to support those conversations.

  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Architects: Professional architectural registration or on the path and almost there! Familiarity with lab-specific code, furniture, equipment, finishes, and NIH design guidelines/best practices.

  • Scientists: Familiarity with reading floor plans and managing Excel lists. Willingness to learn drafting software and graphics/design standards.

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industries.

  • Flexibility to travel (occasionally to moderate, depending on project location)

  • Experience with Adobe Creative suite (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

  • Experience with database software


  • Working with a team approach and mentality in a collaborative environment that is both client-facing and internal.

  • Meeting with clients to assess needs and developing an associated project program.

  • Completing tasks associated with programming and concept planning, including the ability to delegate work to a support team.

  • Prepare conceptual design ideas, 2D and 3D presentation materials

  • Developing conceptual designs and coordinating with engineers on the design team.

  • Participate in research, selection and specification of laboratory-related architectural components

  • Oversee development of construction drawings and specifications that incorporate client, regulatory, and industry standards.

  • Mentoring, motivating, and inspiring junior architectural staff and lab planners and assisting in professional development.

  • Attending industry-specific social and educational events for networking and professional development.

  • Traveling as required for client development and project execution.

  • Time split between client site and office, with potential to work from home once trained


  • Our collaborative and positive culture sets us apart

  • We offer schedule flexibility* , including 9-hour days Monday-Thursday and 4-hour Fridays, all year long; daily hours that work with your commuting or personal obligations; and a hybrid in-office and work from home balanced work week. * For field-based personnel, flexible scheduling may be subject to client/project site requirements.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and RX insurance plans, with two-thirds of your premiums and deductible paid!

  • Competitive 401k match program

  • Generous paid time off

  • Thought leadership opportunities , including a $1,000 award for presenting or publishing your technical expertise!

  • Competitive company-paid training opportunities

  • A 5% salary increase for earning your professional license!

  • Endless opportunities to grow your career

  • And so much more!

    Are you ready to unlock your potential with us? With your passion and our vision, there's no limit to what you can accomplish here! Submit your resume today for immediate consideration.