Junior Designer

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Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Fri, May 14 '21Posted on:

EC3 Seeks Junior Designer

If you would like the experience of working on world-class arts and cultural projects in an intimate, design-focused studio setting, this may be the right opportunity for you.

EC3 is currently seeking entry-level junior designer to join a growing team of 10 architects in the Los Angeles office.  Applicant is expected to work closely with the design team on upcoming mixed-use and cultural projects from Concept Design through Design Development.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-       In-house model making using a variety of materials such as cardboard, solid bass wood, metal, acrylic and plexiglass, etc.

-       In-house model shop and general office organization and maintenance

-       Coordination with out-of-house professional model fabricator

-       Digital model preparation and coordination using Rhino and other 3D software

-       Minor drawing preparation and graphic presentation using Adobe InDesign / REVIT / CAD and other digital software

Successful candidates should have:

-       B.A. in Architecture and preferably experience of working for professional architectural / creative offices

-       Proficient in hands-on physical model making with woodworking power tools

-       Facility with 3D modeling software (Rhino, REVIT etc.) and Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign etc.)

-       Excellent organizational and communication skills

-       Enjoys working collaboratively as part of a creative team

-       Fluency in English, both written and spoken is required

-       Background in visual arts (free-hand drawing, painting, sculpture, photography etc.) is a plus

-       Aptitude for professional growth and development in an emerging architectural / design practice

-       Interest in architecture, design and contemporary arts

-       Appreciation of cultural diversity and natural environment

This position is available immediately for summer 2021; but could be extended to be a full-time position in September.  Compensation is based on qualification and experience level.   Qualified candidates should submit resume / curriculum vitae to  (Please limit your file size to 5 MB).  EC3 is an equal-opportunity employer, but applicants must have legal status to work in the United States.

About EC3:

EC3 is an architecture and design practice in Los Angeles founded by Edwin Chan, former design partner of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.  The firm draws from Edwin Chan’s extensive experience in arts and cultural projects to inform EC3’s unique hands-on design approach that empowers cross-disciplinary collaboration in creativity, and balances practical and theoretical considerations for projects worldwide.  EC3’s design team uses physical models extensively to promote an interactive design process in close collaboration with clients, expert consultants, as well as artists and curators; while leveraging digital technology as a tool to evaluate design scenarios and optimize the most effective approach to project delivery.

Since its inception in 2013, the cross-disciplinary design practice has developed a diverse portfolio with a roster of international clients in California and across the US, as well as in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  EC3 and Edwin Chan have been recognized with numerous awards and distinctions, including the honor of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the Republic of France, a recipient of a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies for the Arts, winner of a 2017 Progressive Architecture P/A Award, winner of the 2017 AN Best of Design Award in the Residential / Multi Unit category; and most recently named one of six finalists for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) 2018, awarded biannually to the most distinguished and impactful project in North and South America.

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