Computational Design (Environmental)

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects are looking for a talented computational designer to join us at Digital Practice, our R&D unit.

Ansøgningsfrist 31. december 2022

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What we offer
We are looking for a talented computational designer with skills to inform design teams with climate-based analysis and data driven workflows. That includes daylight, energy modelling, wind analysis, indoor/outdoor comfort etc. You will also be involved with developing our library of internal computational design workflows, documenting, maintaining and deploying them either on designers computers or on our cloud computing infrastructure.

In our R&D group, you will be working closely with our team of designers, including head of Innovation and sustainability and Business Development departments on:

  • Extending the environmental analysis framework to help inform design decisions on early and late stages.
  • Share knowledge and educate designers on key performance indicators regarding the environmental performance of buildings.
  • Maintaining and further developing our suite of workflows and applications.
  • Working closely with our strategy and innovation leadership partners.


What we are looking for

  • You have a master’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Academic knowledge of climate-based building analysis (energy modelling, direct sunlight analysis, interior daylight, indoor/outdoor comfort, wind comfort etc.)
  • Understanding of Life Cycle Assessment concepts, methodologies and tools.
  • Expert knowledge on scripting through Rhino/Grasshopper or Revit/Dynamo together with environmental suite of tools, e.g. Ladybug Tools, Climate Studio, Spacemaker, Pollination Cloud, DIVA, Tally.
  • Strong data visualization and diagrammatic communication skills.
  • Basic programming knowledge on any language (C# or Python preferred).
  • Have fluent English professional proficiency


Bonus Skills

  • Knowledge with cloud-based platforms (Rhino.Compute, Autodesk Forge, Pollination, Speckle, Hypar or similar) are also very valued.
  • Experience with one or more environmental simulation engines (OpenStudio, Radiance, OpenFoam, EnergyPlus etc.)


How we work
Working in Digital Practice, you will be a part of a team of architects, engineers, UX designers and software developers engaging with technology that deliver more sustainable and efficient buildings. We work towards being a nimble team with a focus on causing impact to the architecture and construction industry. We strongly believe in the democratization of digital tools, the reason our developments are highly focused on the user experience and interface.

Working at SHL, we’re part of a competitive yet social and fun Scandinavian architectural practice. Also, we are part of the Perkins&Will group and work closely together with the Perkins&Will I/O innovation team on developing tech that gets deployed to +20 architectural studios around the globe


Practical information
The position is full-time, and you will be working from our office in Copenhagen.

Applications will be processed continuously, and we expect to fill the position as soon as possible – please don’t hesitate to apply.

Let us know of any solutions you have developed before, or any ideas you can help us develop. This could come as a slideshow, a link to GitHub repositories, a short demo video, or short text descriptions. You’re welcome to reach out to our Design System Analyst, Victor Wanderley Barbosa at vwb@shl.dk, if you have any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!


About Schmidt Hammer Lassen
With 30 years of experience, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects is one of Scandinavia’s most recognized and award-winning architectural practices.

Working out of studios located in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Shanghai, we provide skilled architectural services all over the world, with a distinguished track record as designers of international high-profile architecture. We are deeply committed to the Nordic architectural traditions based on democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability and social responsibility. In 2018, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects became part of global architecture and design firm Perkins and Will.