Intermediate Project Manager/Designer

Alda Ly Architecture Alda Ly Architecture Diversity Badge Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 1 '21Posted on:

Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Years of Experience Required: 4-6 years min.
Employment Terms: Full time. Project-based consultant (1099) or Salaried

Alda Ly Architecture is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm, whose past clients include The Wing, Parsley Health, Rent the Runway, & Tia. Our team is small but mighty, and built around a collective desire to create thoughtful, innovative, designs for projects we care about. We specialize in workplace, retail, health and wellness spaces of all scales—often with clients who have unique visions and are doing things that have never been done before.

We’ve got a number of exciting projects on tap, and are looking for the next key player in our integrated design team: a full-time Intermediate Project Manager/Designer. Our ideal candidate is hard-working, kind, and an incredible communicator who is comfortable independently managing & leading small to medium projects and executing a cohesive design vision. This person should have solid experience in Construction Documents and Construction Administration phases. She/he/they should be someone who is looking to have ownership and responsibility from day one and is interested in becoming an integral part of a growing team.

If this is you, please reach out and consider bringing your talents to our studio!

  • Independently manage 1-2 small projects, or 1 medium project at a time
  • Responsible for managing and coordinating project schedule
  • Responsible for managing and coordinating project subconsultants such as MEP, structural, AV/IT, & lighting designers
  • Responsible for tracking project budget
  • Responsible for reviewing shop drawings, drafting RFI responses, and providing clarification sketches as needed during Construction Administration (with support from Director)
  • Responsible for day-to-day communication and interfacing with clients (with support from Director)
  • Responsible for development of design concept, user-experience journeys, diagraming, & mood boards (with support from Director)
  • Develop key project presentations and present work during client presentations (with support from Director)
  • Produce and execute project deliverables including project work plan, SD/DD/CD drawing sets, project schedules, and specifications.
  • Coordinate Permitting set & process if required (with support from Director)
  • Help drive unique, creative solutions to unique design problems
  • Bring kindness and thoughtfulness to the work, always.
  • Minimum 4-6 post-degree years of relevant experience at an architecture office, including experience on DD and CD phases for interior architecture projects
  • Experience with production of Construction Documents and managing Construction Administration, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing RFI responses
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and collaboration within a context of fast-paced projects
  • Organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to take on a variety of tasks
  • Excellent English language communication and client-facing skills
  • Work examples that demonstrate, in addition to technical detail, a sophisticated design sensibility
  • Proficient in Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, & Project Management tools (Google Suite, Excel, Smartsheet). Experience with Rhino or SketchUp is a plus.
  • FF&E sourcing and specification experience preferred
  • Familiarity with NYC building codes and DOB permitting process is a plus.
  • Ideally living in NY and available start ASAP.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States, without need for employer sponsorship.

For full-time salaried staff, ALA provides subsidized medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401k with matching contributions, PTO, and professional development subsidies.

Our office is working remotely for the time being. You may be asked to attend periodic project site meetings in the NYC area. We anticipate shifting to a hybrid model of both WFH and in-office in NYC sometime in 2021 or early 2022.

How to apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples in a single PDF to We look forward to hearing from you!

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