Design Architect

Safdie Architects Safdie Architects Employer:
Somerville, MA, USLocation:
Wed, Mar 6 '19Posted on:

Job Title: Design Architect

Safdie Architects welcomes highly motivated candidates who can work effectively in a team environment and contribute new insights into projects and our office culture. We are seeking experienced architects with exceptional creativity and communication skills to join the practice.

Design Architects work directly with Moshe Safdie and the firm’s Principals to develop design concepts and architectural ideas and are responsible for organizing and coordinating the design efforts of all members of the design team across multiple projects concurrently. Given the diversity of the firm’s projects, with regards to project type, scale and geographic location, the Design Architect needs to be extremely nimble and be comfortable working within such diversity.

Candidates must be able to effectively supervise and lead teams of junior architects, have demonstrated experience developing and maintaining communication between architects and consultants and a strong knowledge of the design and detailing of complex projects. The position requires experience in the production of concept, schematic and design development documents for large scale, programmatically complex public and private projects. In addition to managing a team and being proficient with the tools of design, candidates need to be keen on being involved directly in the production of design studies, presentations and drawings.

Candidates must be highly motivated, have the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and possess a willingness to assume both project-wide and office-related responsibility.

  • Knowledge and experience requirements:
  • Strong basis in dealing with rational and complex geometries;
  • An investigative nature and superior problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent visual and verbal communication skills;
  • Expertise in AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Suite and various rendering software;
  • Expertise in REVIT and experience with BIM
  • All applicants must have current authorization to work within the United States.

Headquartered in Somerville, MA with offices in Toronto, Jerusalem, Singapore and Shanghai to support ongoing projects, Safdie Architects is constantly engaged in the design of a diverse range of projects in terms of building type, scale and geographic location. Current work in design and construction includes the National Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina; a residential tower in Manhattan; medical education and research facilities in Sao Paulo, Brazil; a hospital in Cartagena, Colombia; and mixed-use developments in Saudi Arabia, China and Singapore.


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and work samples in PDF format to

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