Drawing in an Architecture Studio, Photo by Justine Bursoni
Career XPO

Hosted by Illinois Architecture, Career XPO features portfolio and résumé workshops plus interviews. More than 50 firms attended in 2018. For more information on this targeted networking event, contact Career XPO Director Carl G. Lewis (

Top Employers of Illinois Alumni
  • AltusWorks
  • Antunovich Associates
  • Bailey Edward
  • BLDD Architects
  • Callison
  • Cannon Design
  • Chicago Design Network
  • Columbia University
  • Dewberry
  • Earles Architects and Associates
  • FGM Architects
  • Gensler
  • Goettsch Partners
  • Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
  • HDR
  • JLL
  • Klein and Hoffman
  • Larson & Darby Group
  • Legat Architects
  • OKW Architects
  • Perkins+Will
  • Ratio
  • Sargent & Lundy
  • SPACE Architects + Planners
  • StudioGC
  • Thornton Tomasetti
  • Tria Architecture
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • VOA
  • Wight & Company
Career Paths
  • Architect
  • Architectural Artist
  • Architectural Writer/Critic
  • Architecture Faculty
  • Construction Manager
  • Contractor
  • Corporate Architect
  • Developer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Junior Designer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production Designer
  • Project Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Public Architect
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Senior Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • University Architect

Architecture is highly ranked among engineering professions and is listed as one of the 100 Best Jobs by U.S.News and World Report. The current median salary is $76,930.

With 56% of the Illinois Architecture class of 2013 pursuing additional education and the rest either interning or already on the job, our graduates are making a difference in the built environment.

More Assistance

Head to the Student Resources section on My.FAA for additional information and advice or make an appointment at The Career Center at Illinois for an individualized planning session. And seek out FAA's Writing Services for help with cover letters, résumés, grant applications, and other documents you'll need to get started in your profession.