Junior Designer

Smith Maran Architecture + Interiors Smith Maran Architecture + Interiors Employer:
Montclair, NJ, USLocation:
Tue, Jan 9 '18Posted on:

Smith Maran Architecture + Interiors in Montclair NJ seeks a Junior Designer.

We are looking for a well-organized, design-sensitive professional to work with and support senior staff in the development of projects of various types, including corporate interiors, commercial and residential work. Tasks to include field surveys and documentation of existing conditions, code research, design schematics and 3D visualization, production drawings, bidding and construction administration.

As members of a small firm, we learn from each other and mentoring is a given. If you know us, you know we and our clients prize someone who speaks, writes and listens well. If you don’t know us, our office is in the cultural heart of NJ and we serve a broad range of clients with interesting design challenges and high expectations.  


  • BArch or MArch degree from an accredited university
  • 3-5 years of experience in an architecture firm
  • Able to complete tasks for two, three or four projects at a time
  • Experience:
    • Comfortable participating in team efforts
    • Commercial and Residential new-build and renovation
    • Recording and issuing meeting minutes
    • Reviewing local, state, national, and ADA codes
    • Concept development and visualization for large and small scale projects
    • Preparing construction documents and specifications
  • Fluent in Autocad, SketchUp (preferred) or Revit, Photoshop or Illustrator, InDesign
  • LEED Accreditation a significant plus
  • Adaptive Re-use/Historic Preservation a plus
  • NYC Project Experience a plus
  • Licensing: pursuing or getting on track
  • Report to Senior Architect/Project Manager

The ideal candidate will be a team player with a high-end, modern sensibility, will possess a strong 3D ability – digital and freehand – and will have experience with concept development and visualization for large and small scale projects.

Send samples of your work and a statement of interest via email, with “Junior Designer” in the subject line. Tell us in your statement where you
saw this job posting. Email: Please, no calls.

Salary is paid according to experience and portfolio. The position is full-time and an immediate hire.

About Our Firm

Smith Maran Architecture + Interiors llc is an award-winning design firm. Founded in 1997 by Erik Maran and Ira Smith, the firm is located in Montclair NJ. Our firm creates outstanding private and public spaces for a wide range of clients, from small businesses and institutions to Fortune 500 companies. Every project, regardless of size, is handled with a seriousness of purpose and a passion for interpreting our client’s culture and expressing it in a quality environment.

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