Intermediate Architect - Residential

Joseph Vance Architects Joseph Vance Architects Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, May 21 '21Posted on:

We are looking for an Intermediate Architect who has experience with NYC residential work and who is passionate about modern design to join our studio. If you have 5-10 years experience and currently live in the NYC area, we want to hear from you.

JVA is an award-winning, boutique architecture firm in the heart of Chelsea. We have focused solely on high-end, custom residential work for the last 30 years, including townhouse and apartment gut renovations, rooftop additions and new, ground up townhouses. Our current projects include a 6-story new, ground up townhouse (with basketball court beneath) on the Upper West Side, a 6,000sf triplex in a new West Village development, and others.

We are a tight knit group of creative problem solvers with a taste for well-crafted design and work in a collaborative team environment, pushing boundaries until a project is the best it can be. As a small team, this is a unique opportunity to lead your own projects and manage them from concept through completion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead your own projects under the direction of the principal and with the support of the team.
  • Generate designs and presentations.
  • Produce construction drawings and details.
  • Ensure compliance of buildings codes and industry standards.
  • Manage schedules and coordination of clients, contractors, expeditors, consultants, city agencies and vendors.
  • Execute construction administration including review of shop drawings and submittals.


  • This is a leadership position- you can take a project from concept through construction, and you are a critical thinker, problem solver, and able to manage multiple projects. 
  • Experience with NYC residential, freestanding homes and all phases of architecture 
  • High level of proficiency with 3D modeling or BIM software, Revit, SketchUp or Archicad, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Track record of successfully managing 2 or more projects at a time
  • Knowledge of NYC building codes, zoning and LPC
  • Strong conceptual, design and detailing skills

This is a full time salaried position with health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Please do not respond if you are seeking remote, part time or freelance work.

Please submit one pdf document that includes a *personalized cover letter with why you want to work at JVA and why you think you would be a good fit,* your salary requirement, resume, and work samples including 3D models you have executed to  

We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your interest in JVA!

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