Architectural Designer I - New York

Populous Populous Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 15 '17Posted on:

Populous is seeking an entry-level designer with 0-3 years of professional experience who would be interested in joining our New York office.

About us…

Populous is a global architecture and design firm that designs the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 2,500 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, branded environments, wayfinding and graphics, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, aviation and transport design, hotels and hospitality, and sustainable design consulting. Populous has 17 offices on four continents with regional centers in Kansas City, London and Brisbane.

The New York office opened in early 2016.  The office is located at 475 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 41st Street, in the heart of midtown and across the street from the New York Public Library and Bryant Park.  The office focuses on a wide range of project types and services including sports and entertainment venues, theatre and performing arts, aviation, convention centers, hospitality and mixed-use projects. It is an office founded on critical thinking and an ability to leverage digital technologies in service of exceptional design.  Populous New York is a dynamic and growing group with a wide-range of skills and experience. 

The position offers an opportunity to join in the further cultivation and development of a newer office within a global organization with abundant contacts and resources. 

Your responsibilities…

  • Assist in the conceptualization and development of design ideas, generate diagrams, digital models, presentation materials and provide production work for numerous project types

  • Assist in collaboratively reviewing and critiquing early phase design concepts

  • Assist in the production of design development and construction documents models and construction details and drawings

  • Assist in research and development projects as may be required by the office

  • Assist in the preparation of design presentations to clients, communities, and other pertinent stakeholders, including public agencies

Our requirements… 

  • Bachelor’s degree (required) in Architecture from an NAAB accredited program, Master’s Degree in Architecture (preferred)

  • 0-3 years of professional experience

  • Proficiency and working knowledge of the following design software and applications:  Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, NavisWorks and AutoCAD; and expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

  • Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively convey information and ideas in a presentation format

  • Ability to express information verbally and in writing in a clear and accurate manner

  • Basic hand drawing and illustration skills

  • Strong communication skills, work ethic; with demonstrated efficiency, flexibility and desire to grow and work within a dynamic team environment while being able to self-manage and work independently  

    Please include a portfolio link address or dropbox link within your resume.

    Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits. 

    For more about Populous New York:

    To apply, submit a resume and work samples at:

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