Senior Designer / Project Manager

Alda Ly Architecture Alda Ly Architecture Diversity Badge Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Oct 8 '21Posted on:

Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Years of Experience Required: 6-8 years min.
Employment Terms: Full time. Salaried

Alda Ly Architecture is an award-winning full service integrated design and architecture firm, whose past clients include The Wing, Parsley Health, Rent the Runway, & HealthQuarters. 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, and wellness spaces of all scales for entrepreneurs and creative brands—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 Senior Architectural Designer/ Project Manager. Our ideal candidate is a kind, well-rounded designer who is a powerhouse in both interior architecture and project management. This person should be comfortable independently managing & leading small to medium sized projects and executing a cohesive design vision throughout. Licensure is not a must, but our projects do require a high level of creative ability, good drawing & modeling skills, prior experience with code & construction, and top-notch organization. We’re lucky enough to have some fabulous clients, so this person should also be an open, effective communicator who can facilitate an enjoyable and collaborative process.

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


  • Independently manage 1-3 small projects, or 1 medium project at a time

  • Drive development of design concept, user-experience journeys, diagraming, & mood boards (with support from Director)

  • Help drive unique, creative solutions to design problems

  • Develop project models in Revit (along with other tools you find useful including Rhino, SketchUp, AutoCAD, etc.)

  • Create 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.

  • Manage project workplan, schedule, & budget

  • Potentially manage junior designer(s) on medium-sized projects

  • Manage and coordinate project subconsultants such as MEP, structural, AV/IT, & lighting designers

  • Lead Construction Administration, including review of shop drawings, drafting RFI responses, and providing clarification sketches as needed (with support from Director)

  • Responsible for day-to-day communication and interfacing with client teams (with support from Director)

  • Coordinate Permitting set & process if required (with support from Director)

  • Bring kindness and thoughtfulness to the work, always.


  • Minimum 6-8 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 (experience with Autocad is helpful but our office is mainly working 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 a plus

  • Familiarity with NYC building codes and DOB permitting process is a plus

  • Currently living in NYC and available to start soon

  • 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 late 2021 or early 2022.

How to apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples in a single PDF to Please use the subject title “Application for Senior Architectural Designer/PM (Archinect)”

We look forward to hearing from you!

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