Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron is an international architectural practice based in Basel, Switzerland. Established in 1978, the practice is led by the two founders together with the Partners and the CEO. Today, an international team of over 500 collaborators is engaged in a wide range of projects across Europe, the Americas and Asia. The main office in Basel works in tandem with studios in Berlin and Munich, Paris, London, Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco.

We’re seeking an Environmental Performance Analyst to enhance our Design Technologies team in Basel.

With a robust understanding of sustainability, you’ll collaborate with our design teams to integrate building performance and Life Cycle Analysis into our design process.

Your Role:

  • Guide design teams in formulating early design strategies and metrics for building performance analysis.
  • Conduct and interpret analysis and simulations on climate data, wind, solar radiation, daylight, energy use in initial designs, thermal comfort, and embodied carbon.
  • Create presentation graphics and data visualizations to illustrate building performance and sustainable design principles.
  • Develop training workshops and materials, aiding design teams in using our tools and methodologies.
  • Collaborate with Design Technologies experts to develop new workflows and tools.
  • Skills and Qualifications:
  • A degree in Architecture or Engineering, and a master’s degree with a focus on Sustainable Design or Building Science.
  • At least 3 years of experience in architectural practice or in building performance.
  • Proficiency in passive design strategy analysis for early phase decisions.
  • Expertise in model-based environmental analysis and simulations, and calculations of Embodied Carbon and Lifecycle Assessment.
  • Mastery of Autodesk Revit, Rhino3D, Grasshopper, and sustainability toolkits like Ladybug and Honeybee. Revit API or Python programming is a plus.
  • Fluency in English; German is beneficial.

As part of the Design Technologies (DT) team at HdM, you’ll join the forefront of exploring and applying digital design methodologies. Our group intersects diverse areas of expertise — from BIM and Computational Design to AI, Visuals, AR/VR, digital fabrication, and Building Analytics.

In this role, you’ll engage in active collaboration across various projects and with external parties. Your contributions will not only enhance model and data utilization in the sustainability efforts but also bolster our collective knowledge through internal training and information sharing efforts.

Your application should include a cover letter, a complete resume, and a portfolio in a PDF format not to exceed 10 MB. You can send your documents either by using our online application form on our website or by posting it to us referring to the reference number P24-5.

Herzog & de Meuron
Human Resources/P24-5
Rheinschanze 6
CH-4056 Basel

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