Designer, Fabrication

SHoP Architects SHoP Architects Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Apr 19 '19Posted on:

Designer, Fabrication (FAB LAB)

Job Purpose/

The position will require excellent physical model making and building skills with attention to graphic presentation. The best candidate will have demonstrated enthusiasm for architecture with a strong visual awareness to detail and the will to capture the vision of the company. Previous model making experience is a must.

Job Duties/
• Strategize and collaborate with Model Shop Manager on upcoming and current projects.
• Utilizing digital fabrication technologies in a creative capacity that advances our capabilities to work with materials and produce models and mock ups in-house
• Maintaining fabrication tools and equipment, cleaning and organizing shop, maintaining a current inventory of materials and supplies, and operating and maintaining laser and 3D printing. CNC Knowledge a plus.
• Collaborate with the project designers to produce design presentations
• Collaborate with the project manager to produce efficient method of model fabrication.
• Follow established standards for project production.
• Demonstrate an understanding of traditional woodworking and machining tools as well as the latest digital fabrication equipment
• Strong graphics, presentation and communications skills.
• Ability to think and design three-dimensionally, and to interpret architectural drawings and sketches
• Performing work on basic segments of a project
• Research cost of production materials and labor to produce product.
• Design and fabricate projects from start to finish by shop drawing, cutting, machining, forming, welding, sanding and finishing work in the shop.
• Work from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans
• Knowledge on typical fabrication materials, as well as willingness to research and develop methods for new materials in the market.
• Ability to produce in tight time frames that can yield efficient solutions to design and fabrication challenges.

Skills and Qualifications/
3D printing
Laser cutting
General Shop Tools
Rhino, Grasshopper, Auto Cad, Illustrator
Traditional model making techniques


To Apply/

Please email your application to with “YOUR NAME – Designer, Fabrication” as the subject line in a PDF format.

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