Senior Architect/Designer – 10 to 15 years

Katz Architecture Katz Architecture Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Mar 28 '18Posted on:

Katz Architecture is seeking a Senior Architect/Designerto join our team. We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate with strong design ability and recognized technical building knowledge with 10 to 15 years’ experience. This is a leadership role with wide responsibility and growth potential in a stimulating, fast paced, and fun office.

Katz Architecture is a 10-person architecture and design firm located in Chelsea. We specialize in the renovation, restoration and preservation of landmark properties. Our projects include brownstones, residential apartments, historic interiors, retail shops, full building gut renovations and expansions. We are recognized for both quality design and technical expertise.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

In this role, the Senior Architect/Designer will manage a team of 3 to 6 juniors and will have the following responsibilities: 

  • Design residential and commercial interior projects
  • Develop exterior facade and roofing details for new construction and restoration projects
  • Space Planning
  • Millwork design and detailing
  • Organize and produce complete construction document packages 
  • Coordinate submissions and present to municipal agencies
  • Consultant Coordination
  • Bid leveling and contract negotiation
  • Review shop drawings and submittals
  • Attend construction meetings and resolve issues on site 
  • Produce technical reports including feasibility studies, zoning and code analysis
  • Mentor and train junior staff

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Professional degree in Architecture
  • 10 - 15 years’ experience in the office of a registered architect
  • Strong technical knowledge base with proven design sensibility
  • Expertise in all phases of work from schematic design through construction administration
  • Knowledge of construction process and trades
  • Ability to analyze, simplify and resolve design problems
  • Restoration, renovation, commercial, high-end residential experience 
  • Advanced exterior and interior detailing skills 
  • Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD 
  • Familiarity with building codes and zoning 
  • Experience leading a team in coordinating presentation and full construction documentation sets 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with consultants, clients, and contractors 
  • Proven record directing and mentoring junior staff members 
  • Friendly, outgoing personality with exemplary verbal and written communication in English 
  • Must be legally able to work in the US

Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, transit, paid holidays, paid time off, summer hours and weekly happy hours. We also offer a 401k enrollment with profit sharing and annual bonus opportunities. Our firm strives to maintain a healthy work-life balance for our employees. Established in 2002, Katz Architecture is an expanding team made up of enthusiastic, talented, creative individuals dedicated to quality design and exemplary client service.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, work samples and salary requirements to with ‘Senior Architect/Designer” as the subject. No calls please.

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