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Senior Project Architect

Bowerbird Architects Bowerbird Architects Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Sun, Oct 11 '20Posted on:
Full-timeType:

Bowerbird Architects is a Brooklyn based, custom residential, and small retail firm. You will participate in all phases of the project from schematic design through construction documents, and construction administration. Unlike most, our office is very collaborative and non-hierarchical, and your creativity and input will be greatly relied upon and valued. You will make numerous contributions in design, so your aesthetic should be sympathetic with what you see on our website. We design, plan spatially and structurally, help choose all fixtures and finishes, and see projects through to a complete aesthetic solution. 

You will be expected to work on many forms of residential architecture from houses to apartment building, as well as offices and retail. Our work ranges from renovations and additions, to new, ground-up buildings, apartment buildings, and country homes. You will meet directly with clients, and eventually be in charge of running projects from start to finish yourself, so you should have excellent abilities to articulate ideas and organize complex projects.

If chosen for an interview, please be prepared to show working drawing sets you’ve put together in addition to your portfolio, and any if possible, photos of construction you have overseen. We expect you to be able to manage a complete project, from drawing it, helping to choose finishes and fixtures, and helping to with construction administration. You will also be asked to manage other junior employees. A major plus would be someone who owns a car or has the ability to visit houses 2 hours north of NYC, throughout construction. A candidate who lives in the Columbia County, NY area, will be highly considered, and can work remotely.

Additionally, think of architects and projects and details that have moved you, or you worked on, and be prepared to send links to photos of them, and to discuss what aspects of these projects intrigue and inspire you during the interview. Please also be prepared to discuss why you want to work at Bowerbird Architects.

We offer competitive salaries, health insurance, vacation, most major holidays, disability, and workman's compensation.

Candidates should send PDF's of their work or a personal website. 

Skills & Experience Required:

  • BArch or MArch required, and 5-10 years minimum office experience.
  • Ability to produce a complete set of construction documents
  • AutoCAD and Revit drafting expertise is mandatory
  • Adobe Graphic Design skills (proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In Design and Adobe Illustrator preferred)
  • 3D Modeling and Rendering (Rhino, Sketchup, Vray for Sketchup) is preferred. The ability to hand sketch or paint will also be greatly valued.
  • Ability to learn and work quickly, but carefully, look things up, and use all resources available to solve problems.
  • Strong and clear communication and organizational skills a must
  • Willingness to learn and take direction from supervisor, but also able to take initiative.
  • Min 5 years of experience on NYC projects, preferably residential, in all phases from NYC DoB Code and Zoning research, schematic design, DOB/Landmarks filing, through construction administration
  • Energy Code knowledge, passive house design, and LEED accreditation will be highly valued. 
  • Experience with technical detailing along with the capability of researching façade, materials, interior fixtures, and appliances, etc. and filing out architectural schedules.
  • Capable of managing a group of architects/designers, leading client communication and design progress.
  • Capable of managing contractors.

Additional Skills and Details:

  • Furniture, cabinet-making, and landscape design experience a plus.
  • Experience with FF+E, and organizing product specifications is a plus.
  • Building study models in creative and explanatory ways.
  • Candidates must be currently located in the New York City area and have valid work status in the US. Proximity of residence to Park Slope, or within 30-40 minutes of it, a plus, as is owning a car, bike, or using Citibike to get to site visits on one's own. 
  • For now, working from home will be expected, but eventually working from our Brooklyn office will be the norm.
  • A candidate who lives in the Columbia County, NY area, will be highly considered, and can work remotely until we establish a local office.

Please reply with the following:

  • Cover letter in the body of your email
  • Attached resume in PDF format - or your website
  • Portfolio and work samples, including samples of renderings and construction documents (limit 10MB) - or your website
  • Salary requirements
  • Two references that you have worked directly with in the last 3-4 years

Replies that do not meet the requirements above will not be reviewed. Please communicate via email only. Phone calls and walk-ins are not accepted. We are sorry that we are not able to respond to every applicant so please no follow-up calls. We will take a few weeks to review candidates and interview before making a decision, so please be patient.

We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

Please visit us at www.bowerbirdarchitects.com to learn more about our work and understand our philosophy.

 

Please apply by email only, no phone calls will be answered. Having your own website with your CV, Portfolio, and Work Samples is preferred, but sending PDFs is fine as well.

Email to: info@bowerbirdarchitects.com



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