Mission: Diverse. Curious. Strategic. Inspired. Planning and design for a better world.
I have been working at Sasaki Associates full-time (More than 3 years)
Sasaki is at an interesting point in its identity as a firm where it seems to be beginning to embrace the idea that it can have a global footprint. The planning and urban design work being done around the world is at the top of its class. Landscape architecture projects are also getting better. Architizer even named Sasaki one of the 15 landscape architecture firms to watch... It would be great if the architecture group embraced this design ethos. Architecture is still dragging the rest of the firm down, failing to really have any breakthrough projects with a very regional and campus focus instead of embracing an opportunity to do something truly cutting edge.
Still a very parochial feel in the architecture group, despite others in the office doing amazing work around the world. Maybe that's because we are stuck in Watertown. Leadership doesn't seem to embrace that they are perceived as one of the top international design firms and don't really celebrate that type of work.
Advice to Management
Focus on improving design quality of the architecture studio and try to lead the conversation in the industry by doing something bold instead of the status quo of safe project types.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sasaki Associates.
Good questions. It was a few year ago so I don't remember much. Recommendations from those who currently work there or have worked there in the past seems to matter a great deal.