Preservation Architect

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New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Mar 11 '21Posted on:

Located on Union Square, AYON Studio Architecture • Preservation, P.C. (AYON Studio) provides comprehensive professional services in the fields of Architecture and Historic Preservation. We are service-focused. We integrate architecture, design, engineering, historic preservation, and materials conservation in our projects to ensure a structure’s new life is even better than its previous one. Our team offers deep knowledge of a range of historic materials and construction methods. This helps ensure our designs and recommended corrective actions are responsive to our clients’ goals and aspirations while remaining sensitive to each building’s original character and potential. We devise sustainable solutions that ensure future viability and create value. We are currently seeking a Preservation Architect to join the firm.


Responsibilities include documentation and conditions assessments of existing buildings for a variety of institutional and residential projects that include a combination of building conservation (building envelope repairs), adaptive reuse (interior and exterior alterations) and/or rehabilitation (interior and exterior alterations). The position requires working with the firm's Principal and the rest of the staff to implement conditions assessments on historic properties; develop design and construction documents for interior renovations or exterior repairs; assisting with filing the proposed work with regulatory agencies (LPC, DOB, SHPO, etc.); and overseeing the contractor's work on designated Landmarks or Landmark-quality buildings. Other responsibilities include project documentation for compliance with regulatory agencies (DOB, LPC, SHPO, etc.); and following up with the same during the review and approval process.


An understanding of historic materials and assemblies, as well as their decay pattern and the ability to detail and specify the required repairs is required. Experience with both building envelope repairs and interior renovation projects is also required, including submission to, and approval by NYC LPC and DOB. Adaptability to a dynamic work environment coupled with substantial experience in all aspects of Construction Administration, including site observations; managing contractor submittals and RFIs is essential. Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently while responding timely to deadlines is expected. We are looking for a motivated, self-driven applicant with excellent communication skills and the ability to fulfill project responsibilities while focusing on clients' needs. The ideal candidate would have an architectural degree and/or a M Sc in Historic Preservation or related field, as well as a minimum of ten (10) years of previous experience working at an architectural office. Proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD), Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office is required, as well as hand sketching for on-site existing conditions documentation along with willingness to perform fieldwork. Architectural licensure or completion of ARE exams is desired but not required.


In addition to holidays and paid time off AYON Studio offers various professional development opportunities, employer-sponsored health and dental insurance, as well as 401(K) plan with employer contribution and profit sharing plan. Scaffold training for NYC DOB compliance will be sponsored by the firm. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. AYON Studio is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, portfolio and salary requirements to No calls please.

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