Staff Architect

Meryl Kramer Architect Meryl Kramer Architect Diversity Badge Employer:
Southold, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 18 '21Posted on:

Established in 1999, MKA has grown from a solo practice to a locally recognized and respected firm known for service, quality, and design integrity. We are currently a talented group of four, looking to increase in size. Our culture fosters growth, collaboration, and personal job satisfaction. MKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values workplace diversity.


We are looking for a motivated and talented Emerging Professional/Architect-In-Training to join our team.  You will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of project design, development, and construction administration.

  • Typically 3-5 years of experience and tracking hours towards licensure
  • Annual salary ranges depending on experience, skill level, and ability to self-direct. Additional benefits include:
    • Medical coverage
    • Retirement plan
    • 2 weeks vacation (increases with tenure), 1 week sick leave and 10 paid holidays per year
    • Annual Technology Training

Architects-in-Training work directly with the Principal and Senior Architects to initiate, develop, and execute projects, support marketing efforts, support office-wide initiatives, develop office procedure improvements, and help grow all aspects of MKA services. Other opportunities and responsibilities include:

  • Work with project teams to produce necessary documents at all phases of design and construction administration
  • Conduct field surveys to confirm as-built conditions; convert into 3-D models
  • Attend client meetings for programming, design, and construction administration. Support projects with meeting minutes and follow-up assignments/tasks.
  • Maintain project files, both electronically and physically
  • Support project teams during construction administration by attending site visits, producing minutes, reviewing submittals
  • Archive project files
  • Supports development of proposals, award applications, and various other submittals

Required Professional Skills

  • Knowledgeable about Design Phase and Contract Document sets, including Specifications
  • Knowledge of Construction Administration processes
  • Knowledge of Code and Zoning requirements, and how to research them
  • Knowledge of sustainable and universal design principles
  • Comfort with presenting ideas to internal teams, clients, and contractors
  • Able to quickly learn and utilize multiple technologies related to project documentation and marketing (renderings)
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with clear direction
  • Able to work with other project staff in a positive, collaborative manner
  • Able to consistently meet deadlines and manage multiple, diverse, and complex tasks

Required Technical Skills

  • Vectorworks or other BIM software (will train for VW)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Apple Computers

Beneficial Technical Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop

Located on the North Fork of Long Island, Meryl Kramer Architect offers the ideal setting for anyone interested in dynamic communities, outdoor year-round recreation, and a high quality of life.  We are an established, energetic and profitable design firm providing career growth opportunities. The firm offers competitive salaries and an engaging and enjoyable culture.

We are an established, energetic and profitable design firm providing career growth opportunities. The firm offers competitive salaries and an engaging and enjoyable culture.


Interested? Please e-mail a cover letter, work samples, and resume to

Identify your response as Meryl Kramer Architect -  STAFF Architect Position.

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