Emerging Professional/Architect-In-Training

Meryl Kramer Architect Meryl Kramer Architect Diversity Badge Employer:
Southold, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Sep 15 '20Posted on:

Established in 1999, MKA has grown from a solo practice to a locally recognized and respected firm known for service, quality, and design integrity. We are currently a talented group of four, looking to increase in size. Our culture fosters growth, collaboration, and personal job satisfaction. MKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values workplace diversity.

We are looking for a motivated and talented Emerging Professional/Architect-In-Training to join our team.  You will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of project design, development, and construction administration.

  • Typical Architect-In-Training has 3-5 years of experience and is tracking hours towards licensure
  • Annual salary ranges depending on experience, skill level, and ability to self-direct. Additional benefits include:
    • Medical coverage
    • Retirement plan
    • 2 weeks vacation (increases with tenure), 1 week sick leave and 10 paid holidays per year
    • Annual Technology Training

Architects-in-Training work directly with the Principal and Project Architects to initiate, develop, and execute projects, support marketing efforts, support office-wide initiatives, develop office procedure improvements, and help grow all aspects of MKA services. Other opportunities and responsibilities include:

  • Work with project teams to produce necessary documents at all phases of design and construction administration
  • Conduct field surveys to confirm as-built conditions; convert into 3-D models
  • Attend client meetings for programming, design, and construction administration. Support projects with meeting minutes and follow-up assignments/tasks.
  • Maintain project files, both electronically and physically
  • Support project teams during construction administration by attending site visits, producing minutes, reviewing submittals
  • Archive project files
  • Supports development of proposals, award applications, and various other submittals

Required Professional Skills

  • Knowledgeable about Design Phase and Contract Document sets, including Specifications
  • Knowledge of Construction Administration processes
  • Knowledge of Code and Zoning requirements, and how to research them
  • Knowledge of sustainable and universal design principles
  • Comfort with presenting ideas to internal teams, clients, and contractors
  • Able to quickly learn and utilize multiple technologies related to project documentation and marketing (renderings)
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with clear direction
  • Able to work with other project staff in a positive, collaborative manner
  • Able to consistently meet deadlines and manage multiple, diverse, and complex tasks

Required Technical Skills

  • Vectorworks or other BIM software (will train for VW)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Apple Computers

Beneficial Technical Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop

Interested? Please e-mail a cover letter, work samples, and resume to

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