Junior Architect

Clawson Architects Clawson Architects Employer:
Maplewood, NJ, USLocation:
Fri, Dec 1 '17Posted on:

** Must be US citizen or have Permanent Resident 

**No recruiters please

About Clawson Architects We are a boutique architecture and interior design firm specializing in creating beautiful, functional high-end residential space that perfectly fits our clients’ lifestyles. We are master architects and artists who provide premium quality architecture and design services in the NYC metropolitan area, Vermont, and Florida.

We are currently seeking to grow our team of dynamic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial professionals to meet the demand for our unique process and perspective. Our work has been recognized with AIA Gold and Silver medals, and by our clients, who value our expert ability to guide them through the process of creating one-of-a kind, architecturally authentic work that provides enduring value beyond their investment.  

Job Description

We offer the exceptional opportunity for early career staff to learn the fundamental principles of being an architect, preparing them to take the professional examination at the conclusion of their internship.  Because all of our work is custom, staff members are consistently being stretched to solve new design challenges; because we are a small firm, staff have the rare opportunity to personally see designs through to construction at an early point in their career.  Past interns have often stated that “I have learned more in one week at Clawson Architects than I have in years of my education or any other place of employment.” 

The Junior Architect will:

  • Be carefully guided through process of developing a unique and highly detailed project through a defined process from the documentation of the Existing Conditions to Construction Administration.  Typical responsibilities include:
    • Attending project meetings with clients, consultants and contractors
    • Preparing design drawings using input from the Principal Architect and the client
    • Researching project details
    • Performing code analysis
    • Working as a team with other staff and the Principal-in-Charge of the project


Professional Orientation

Successful candidates will be:

  • Passionate about their work as an architect or interior designer
  • Interested in growing rapidly within a fast-paced, hands-on, entrepreneurial environment
  • Committed to excellence, function, beauty, and integrity in their work
  • Positive, emitting a “can-do,” team-oriented spirit

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s of Architecture required,  Master’s of Architecture preferred (or comparable degrees in Interior Design)
  • 3-5 years of experience in high-end residential architecture


Successful candidates will possess demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Innovative problem-solver 
  • Ability to think and resolve designs three-dimensionally
  • Creating designs that are technically proficient, highly functional, and beautifully executed
  • Communicating and collaboratively effectively with colleagues, supervisors, clients, and external partners
  • Managing multiple projects and work streams
  • Being resourceful, creative, and self-directed in obtaining information and input that facilitates project outcomes while following an established and refined process
  • Designing across a range of scales and styles with knowledge of Classical Architecture a plus
  • Strong attention to detail from initial drawings through construction
  • Skillfully using AutoCAD 2015, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office

Compensation and Benefits

Clawson Architects offers competitive compensation and benefits, including:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement contributions
  • Reimbursement for work-related educational expenses
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick days


Clawson Architects is working to build a dedicated team of professionals.  Applicants must be United States Citizens or have Permanent Resident status.  Those with limited or student visas need not apply.   Please forward resumes and a letter of interest to 

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