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3D Visualization Specialist


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Gensler — Career Opportunities

3D Visualization Specialist

Careers Site Location: Chicago, IL, US


3D Visualization Specialist / 3D VR Visualization Specialist

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems.  Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.

Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. Whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient and more impactful.

Your Role

Our Chicago, Illinois office is looking for an Architectural 3D Visualization Specialist to join our team. In this entry level position, you will be responsible for creating 3D visual media for project visualization as well as virtual reality environments. This will include creation of geometries and materials as well as 3D modeling for real-time platforms. We are looking for a new team member who is proficient and can demonstrate knowledge of virtual reality game engines and associated work processes for geometry optimization and material creation. Additional knowledge of programming software is also beneficial.

Understanding of the 3D visualization production processes for modeling, texturing, lighting and environment setup, as well as real time application development is critical.  This role will help us enhance the creative media platform in our office. This platform focuses not only on visualization, it explores experimental application development for projects, looks in to alternative presentation techniques, physical model fabrication as well as aerial photography and videography. Candidate should be also organized in file management and have high sensibility and attention to detail.

What You Will Do

·         Develop 3D visualization, workplace performance, occupancy and real estate portfolio strategy.

·         Read and accurately interpret architectural illustrations, 2D CAD files, or other 3D modelling data, as specified within projects and realizing those designs as compelling imagery and VR environments.

·         In addition to core rendering and animation skills, this will include 3d modeling for real-time simulation, UI development, and writing code for various interactions within real-time platforms.

Your Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;

·         Advance Knowledge of Game Engine Software (Unity3D - min);

·         Advance Knowledge of digital material creation methods, lighting and texturing;

·         Proficiency in 3D Modeling software (Rhino, 3Dsmax – min, Revit is a plus);

·         Knowledge of visualization techniques across software platforms (3Dsmax - min);

·         Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects - min);


Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities. 

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes.   We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future. 


Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.