Intermediate Architect

Heitler Houstoun Architects Heitler Houstoun Architects Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Apr 4 '17Posted on:

Heitler Houstoun Architects, an award-winning Manhattan based architecture and interior design firm, with a diverse portfolio of Residential, Retail, and Corporate Interior projects is seeking talented and motivated Architects with 4-7 years of professional experience (5-year B. Arch or M. Arch).

Job description:

The ideal candidate for this position has worked for several years under the guidance of a talented Senior Architect and is ready and able to lead a project team with minimal senior supervision. 

Candidates should demonstrate experience in any of the following project types:

  • New Construction –Multi-family Residential – Block and Plank, Steel Frame Detailing (Construction Type I and II)
  • Gut Renovation – Single and Multi-Family Residential – Masonry Bearing, Wood Joist (Brownstone type) – (Construction Type III, IV, V)
  • New Construction – One and Two Family Residential – Wood Frame Construction, Detailing, Permit Approval Process
  • Interior Renovation - Residential – Multi-family Renovation, Apartment Combinations, Light Gauge Steel Stud Detailing
  • Interior Renovation - Commercial – General Office (Business, Investments, Law), Academic Space
  • Retail – Apparel, Beauty, and Fitness for Local or National Brands – Urban/Storefront, Interior Mall Fit-outs

Candidates should demonstrate the following personal skills:

  • Ability to manage internal and external deadlines through personal time management and effective team delegation.
  • Experience with oversight and management of the workflow of a small project team.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a dynamic team in a fast-paced and rigorous environment.
  • Self-motivated, well organized, and able to execute projects with little supervision
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a highly creative and disciplined environment through strong communication, organizational and collaborative skills.
  • Define and solve complex problems, complete tasks accurately with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced deadline driven environment

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:

  • Experience organizing & assembling construction documents with proven technical skills in detailing.
  • Experience navigating third party approvals (building management, local zoning, local building department).
  • Knowledge of national, state, local, and federal Accessibility Codes.
  • Knowledge of national, state, and local Energy Conservation Codes.
  • Knowledge of New York City zoning text, building codes, and the DOB permit application process.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in the following technical skills:

  • Hand drawing and hand-sketching abilities to quickly express creative ideas or technical details
  • A high level of AutoCAD experience, speed, and knowledge of the software
  • Google Sketch-up, V-Ray, (Revit experience a plus).
  • Knowledge of presentation and communication software tools: PowerPoint, In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Outlook.
  • Knowledge of organizational software tools: Microsoft Project, Excel.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and at least five (5) work samples (5 MB maximum) of the candidate's professional technical and design experience in a bound PDF (no multiple files or website links, please), with a strong emphasis on construction document organization and preparation.

HHA offers full-time employees an industry leading benefits package.  Compensation commensurate with experience and will be within the range of a 4-7 year position.


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