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www.sasaki.com
Watertown, MA
201 to 500 employees
1953
Private Practice / Firm
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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Collaboration is one of today’s biggest buzzwords—but at Sasaki, it’s at the core of what we do. We see it not just as a working style, but as one of the fundamentals of innovation. We think and work beyond boundaries to make new ... Read more

Mission: Diverse. Curious. Strategic. Inspired. Planning and design for a better world.

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    Current Employee - Architect in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Architect in Watertown, MA
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    I have been working at Sasaki Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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Sasaki Associates Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sasaki Associates.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Focused on the portfolio. Asked "do you have any questions for us?"   Answer Question
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Sasaki Associates Awards & Accolades

  • National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm, American Planning Association, 2012
  • Landscape Architecture Firm Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, 2007

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