At SEI we offer solutions to complex designs and figure out how to correctly deliver them to our clients, making sure all our designs are safe and inviting. Since design is in the details, it requires a lot of concentration and teamwork within our company. For this reason, SEI has a relaxed atmosphere and we strive to keep a good balance between work and play for creativity to grow, while preventing burnout.
We work hard, and need to take a break from time to time! Whether it’s a simple birthday celebration or a quick trip to a food truck for lunch, it often ends up being a large group. We also enjoy free time at company picnics, our Christmas party, office events (dress up theme days) and our famous cooking competitions. We even have our SEI group of motorcycle enthusiasts, who hit the road every summer!
It’s our work hard/play hard attitude that keeps us moving forward
Our interns are exposed to a wide variety of tasks and take part in project team meetings and site visits. Other activities may include rendering work for upcoming projects, competitions and community volunteer team events. Mentors at all levels will be available to enrich your time at SEI. A successful internship can provide an excellent path to future full time employment!
In order to expand our design opportunities, the studio participates in design competitions. Those design competitions help us to explore new software techniques, graphic workflows, presentation styles, and challenges our problem-solving strategies. We utilize competitions to build camaraderie within the studio and for the fun of a new project. We use that time to charrette about the competition and come back to our normal work with new ideas. We select competitions that both align with our current project typologies and also competitions which are outside of our areas of expertise.
SEI is pleased to announce the promotions of Alastair Aitchison, Sarah Bald, Becky Cokelet, and Melissa Zeh-Gross to Associate ...Read more
SEI Design Group was recently ranked one of New York's 2019 Top Design Firms by ENR/Engineering News-Record. ...Read more
SEI staff member Galen Richmond is our newest NYS licensed architect at the firm. Congratulations Galen, great job! &...Read more
SEI's Albany office was rated one of the 2019 top local architecture firms by the Albany Business Review. Kudos to the ...Read more