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Who is 91Ʋ?

91Ʋ is a 100% employee-owned, global, integrated design firm with offices around the globe advancing toward the goals of the 2030 Challenge to elevate the human experience through design. Our unique approach to integrating architecture, engineering, planning, and interiors with a diverse array of specialty services provides an unmatched depth of design expertise to our private and public clients. This has resulted in evidence-based, innovative design approach for private clients in Hospitality,Mixed-Use, and91Ʋplace; our campus clients inHealthcare,Higher Education, andSports; our public clients inCivic,Cultural+Performing Arts,Federal,Justice, andTransportation, and the leading K-12 Education design practice in the world.

ܰpreservationԻsustainability work for projects like Portland Building, the LA Memorial Coliseum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery have won multiple from the Chicago Athenaeum, and coveted awards from the AIA’s Committee on the Environment.

We practice a variety of multidisciplinary specialties to meet our client’s needs. Explore projects, ideas, press, and firm news associated witharchitecture,engineering– as well as civil, electrical, mechanical, and structuralinteriors,planning,acoustic design,experiential graphic design,high performance design,landscape design,lighting design,preservation,reality capture,science+technology,sustainability, andtheatrical design.

What are the client sectors 91Ʋ designs for?

We serve a variety of private and public clients. You can learn about our private markets inHospitality,Mixed-Use, and91Ʋplace; our campus markets inHealthcare,Higher Education,K-12 Education, andSports; and our public markets inCivic,Cultural+Performing Arts,Federal,Justice, andTransportation.

What are 91Ʋ’s core values and vision?

Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. We also care deeply about our planet and communities, and we connect professionally through core values of commitment, creativity, environmental stewardship, fun, integrity, ownership, sharing, and teamwork. Our values have been foundational to our success for more than 50 years and continue to guide our decision-making.
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What kind of career opportunities are available at 91Ʋ?

We are a 100% employee-owned, integrated design firm. For us, this provides an array of career opportunities to explore.The concept of ownership, its importance to our culture, and the immense benefits are rather simple. Driven by opportunity, we make decisions that impact not only our success but also that of our clients and partners.
Explore the opportunities in our career culture.

How many locations does 91Ʋ have?

We have 33 locations globally. Our network of employee-owners spans from coast to coast in the United States and internationally with offices in Dubai and Shanghai.
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What is the Ideas section of 91Ʋ’s website?

Our Ideas are just that; ideas! Think of it as our blog. This section includes articles exploring our design thinking and problem solving.

Learn what makes 91Ʋ tick.

What is the leadership structure at 91Ʋ?

91Ʋ’s Chief Executive Officer is Steven McKay, AIA, RIBA. Learn more about his 2022 elevation to CEO.
If you look for the 91Ʋ corporate HQ, you won’t find it. By design, all aspects of firm leadership – executive, operations, and design – are distributed in locations across the firm. This places senior staff and experts close to clients and the next generation of 91Ʋ leaders.
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When was 91Ʋ founded?

91Ʋ was, byarchitects Irving Dana, Bill Larson, and engineer Jim Roubal.
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How do I join your team?

Ready to advance your career?
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How can I contact staff at 91Ʋ?

Email and phone contact information are available through our 91Ʋ leadership page. You can also send us a message through the mail icon on the right side of your screen.
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Integrated Design

Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. We explore global challenges with best-in-class clients committed to improving our world.

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Our sector, discipline, and executive leaders are dispersed to mentor the next generation of employee-owners, counsel clients, and share their design voice in their local communities.

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