Environmental Analyst

Urban A&O Urban A&O Diversity Badge Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Feb 25 '21Posted on:

Joe MacDonald founded Urban A&O in New York while serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, his alma mater. He regularly incorporates his academic research into practice at the scales of exhibition, building, interiors, landscape and urban planning and his work has been published and exhibited widely. His practice emphasizes parametric modeling, design and research, leveraging the powerful tools of parametric-based software and digital fabrication processes to produce sculptural and geometrically complex forms and environments to be experienced within the public sphere. The resulting innovative work tests the limits of material and space through the development of radically new geometries with strong conceptual underpinnings.

In the studio work of Urban A&O, after careful consideration and an expanded research net to include the EU and Scandinavia in particular, they thoughtfully question contemporary models and metrics for Sustainability currently standardized in the USA, however IES (Integrated Environmental Software) IESVE experience is necessary for this role. By combining their longstanding research and practice in computation design with new understandings of resilience, Urban A&O envisions a future of “computational machines”, where a balance between performance and character are met. 

We are looking for a high performing Environmental Analyst with experience in all phases of Architectural production. The ideal applicant will be extremely self-motivated, highly curious and have the ability to think and work on multiple projects at once. You will be involved in all aspects of design and construction and a person who thinks and works at the broadest and smallest of scales. The position involves contributing to the production, coordination and management of projects from design concept through construction administration. this is an exciting opportunity to work on new building types by Urban A&O. This person will have a minimum of 3-5 years of in-firm/office experience. Remote work is ok. Compensation is highly competitive. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a strong ability in the following:

  • Able to lead/guide a team on all phases of a project
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong client facing abilities
  • Strong graphic and visual presentation skills
  • Construction Documentation, (including design details)
  • Fluency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Expertise in Rhino, grasshopper, and various ecological and environmental plug-ins is a plus
  • Expertise in Germany's DGNB (or equivalent) standards is a plus
  • Strong in vendor management; HVAC, MEP, FFE, lighting, board approvals, landscape and master plan design.
  • Comfortable presenting ideas - both internally and externally

*FULL PORTFOLIOS SHOULD INCLUDE: Concept Design, DD/CD Sets, shop drawings/redlines, and IES experience, etc. Please do not submit a resume without a full portfolio.

*Please email your resume, cover letter, and portfolio/work samples in PDF format to

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*Please copy your cover letter into the body of the email.

*Please attach your resume and work samples documents in PDF format only, or via WeTransfer.

Urban A&O is an equal opportunity employer, with a 50% women and 50% Asian/Pacific workforce.

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