Façade & Fabrication Designer/Draftsperson

LaufsED LaufsED Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 8 '18Posted on:

The ideal candidate loves solving spatial problems, is familiar with construction methods, and is an excellent user of output software.  This person would spend roughly half their time creating fabrication drawings, and half their time learning façade architecture and contributing to technical design and drafting in all phases: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Shop Drawings.  In both capacities, the candidate would work collaboratively with others at the firm.  Clients include Frank Gehry, DS+R, Tadao Ando, and more.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with senior staff to produce precise, accurate, and logical fabrication drawings for custom building façade components
  • Working with senior staff to produce façade drawings in all design phases, including shop drawings
  • Interacting with fabricators to understand their capabilities and needs so as to create buildable drawings
  • Interacting with architectural clients, owners, manufacturers, and contractors during design assist, schematic design, and design development to understand façade needs and assist with design decision-making.
  • Communicating with clients to establish their needs, and maintaining a dialogue throughout the project. 

A qualified individual should have:

  • Bachelors’ or Masters’ level education either in architecture, structural engineering, or industrial design
  • Good creative problem solving skills and a detail-oriented disposition
  • 1 years’ work experience in architecture or fabrication
  • Proficiency 3D computer modeling in Rhino, Revit, and especially Solidworks a strong plus.
  • Familiarity with 2D drafting in CAD
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to identify and solve problems using available resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as in team

Our New York City office of fifteen creative facade architects and engineers gets light from three sides and includes a great outdoor terrace and barbecue.  Hope to see you soon!


Please submit your resume and portfolio to Justin Fabrikant,

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