Junior Architectural Designer

Robert Young Architects Robert Young Architects Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Mar 1 '21Posted on:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for an immediate opening at Robert Young Architects as a Junior Architectural Designer. Junior Architectural Designers at RYA contribute to all aspects of projects from conception through owner move in. Junior designers are assigned tasks in the context of the big picture project goals and are expected to increase their responsibility, ownership and autonomy over time. Prerequisites for the position include a passion for design and problem solving, a commitment to build well in the real world, exacting standards of self and others, and above all, a growth mindset. 

Qualified candidates should have, at minimum: 

  • 2 years post graduate professional experience, preferably in a small to medium sized firm focused on private residential projects for exacting clients. 

  • Professional degree in Architecture from a US accredited school.  

  • On AXP track to licensure. 

  • High level of proficiency with AutoCAD and Adobe Suite software and Sketchup Pro. Experience with Lumion rendering software preferred but not required. 

Robert Young Architects is a 10 person firm, with a large sunny studio space adjacent to the Highline in the West Chelsea arts district in Manhattan. 

COVID-19: The RYA team is currently working hybrid remote/in person. Most team members are currently working remotely but we anticipate transitioning back to working in the studio as soon as it is safe to do so.  

RYA is driven by design. We hold ourselves to a simple but unrelenting standard of good design. First and most importantly, a good design must solve the problem effectively. Second, it must do so poetically, in a way that transcends its utility. RYA team members identify and exploit the unique qualities of each problem with an open mind, so the first often leads to the second. We work collaboratively and non-hierarchically in pursuit of the best design solutions. Every design is the result of countless iterations. Good ideas are adopted regardless of where they come from. Experimentation and free thinking is encouraged. Critical thinking is required. 

Salary offered will commensurate with experience. RYA offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees. 

RYA is not able to sponsor visas. Applicants who are not authorized to work in the United States will not be considered. 

Instructions to candidates:

  • Send email to with “Junior Architectural Designer Winter 2021” in the subject line

  • Attach cover letter, CV and portfolio. 

  • Limit total size of attachments to 5mb, or provide link to a download, shared folder or website. 

  • No phone calls or emails other than to please. 

  • Ability to follow these instructions is a minimum qualification for the position.

  • We value everyone’s interest and apologize that we will not be able to respond to every application.

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