Isthmus – the place for your future. We’re hiring Architects, Landscape Architects, and Urban Designers.

At Isthmus we're anything but more of the same. We're embarking on a period of serious expansion, so we're looking for people to join us who'll question old ways of doing things and open discussions that can lead to exciting new possibilities. We're inspired by the land, by people, and by culture. The work we create is a reflection of this: culturally meaningful environments that help communities thrive, have emotional resonance, and influence the way people live, work and play together. We design places for people.

"No boundaries" is the core of our design philosophy. It means we design across disciplines, allowing the project to be shaped by different perspectives, collective intelligence, and the diverse design skills of our creative team. We're landscape architects. We're architects. We're urban designers. And we all work together in an open plan space where discourse is encouraged. No boundaries, remember? Lines are very blurry around here.

Join a design-led practice, run by people driven to do things differently

We're a studio of designers, led by designers. Here, you'll get to put design first. We're commercially savvy, but design is our craft and our first passion. We're careful to make sure our design enriches places and lives, whether that's an economy or a spiritual connection to place. We aim to integrate, to invigorate and to enhance.

Our place and our people

We're creators and innovators, driven by an urge to explore the possibilities of what can happen when a group of like-minded people get together. We've created a space where you'll be encouraged to share, collaborate and test ideas, where your contribution and ideas will be valued.

We have a team of great people who we love to look after. Alongside a competitive package, you'll also find lots of little extras like bike parks, fresh fruit, chocolate bikkies, Friday drinks, and dinner if you're working late.

We've carefully cultivated a culture that encourages a work-life balance. We provide flexi-work hours and time-in-lieu if you've had to put in some hard yards to meet deadlines. We even have our own public holiday ‘Matariki' - a day off and special dinner we throw to say thanks to the wider Isthmus team and whānau.

Nurture your talents; grow a career with no boundaries

Having your growth nurtured is more important to us than labels - sure, there are still titles like graduate, intermediate, senior - but if you've got the attitude, you'll have the encouragement to stretch your abilities beyond the traditional hierarchies. With us, you'll be enabled to fast-track your career.

We encourage you to develop your strengths and areas of interest. Because we're dedicated to your continual learning and development, some costs of professional development, conferences and institute membership will be covered by us gladly.

You also won't be pigeon-holed and stuck on specific types of work - instead you'll have the chance to push yourself across a wide variety of projects. You'll enjoy increased freedom to stretch your legs, have a greater level of ownership over your work and ultimately chart your own course.

Looking forward - we're ready to grow, with you

We have new projects happening from coast to country, neighbourhood to city. We have big aspirations to take our architecture and integrated design practice to new heights. You'll get a unique opportunity to help us build this within a well-established, exceptional environment. We're ready to bring on the right people to join us, and we'd love to hear from like-minded, intelligent, enthusiastic people.

If you think this sounds like the place for you then we'd love to hear from you.

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