Cooper Robertson Cooper Robertson Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Mar 14 '22Posted on:


Cooper Robertson integrates architecture and urban design across all scales, from individual buildings to campuses and city districts. Founded in 1979, we are a dynamic and diverse mid-sized office that operates as a collective of architects working closely together to wed practicality and professional rigor with art and design.  We are seeking a highly motivated designer who takes initiative and will excel in an atmosphere of exploration, collaboration, and design.

The firm’s work includes programming, planning, design of new buildings, adaptive reuse, and urban and campus planning.  In addition, Cooper Robertson offers a range of opportunities to engage in pro-bono projects, office volunteer days, and internal design and research committees that inform and enrich our practice. 

Acclaimed works by the firm include major cultural and educational buildings, exceptional residences and resorts, and large-scale urban redevelopments and campus master plans.  Recent projects include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Drury University Business School, Princeton University Art Museum, George Washington University Master Plan, and Edible Academy in the New York Botanical Garden.

Cooper Robertson is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to addressing racial and social justice in all that we do – as professionals, community members, and global citizens.


  • Contribute significantly to the design process, working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams of consultants
  • Prepare programming documents and design and construction drawings for a range of project types
  • Participate in construction phases of design projects
  • Develop presentation graphics, reports, 2d and 3d analytic and conceptual drawings, digital and physical models
  • Engage in firm-wide design discussions and research initiatives 


  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience is preferred, but we are also considering new graduates for this role
  • Professional architectural degree required; advanced architectural degree or advanced degree or concentration in urban design or planning a plus
  • Experience in architectural programming and design; additional experience with urban design and planning preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in REVIT, AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Graphics Suite, and Microsoft Office
  • Active participation in AXP, and on licensure track. LEED accreditation or other green building professional certification is a plus.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries, commensurate with experience
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Flexible hours and parental leave for new families
  • Reimbursement for professional licensure, registrations, and continuing education
  • Visa and immigration support
  • Firm-sponsored healthcare and retirement plans
  • Pre-tax transit contributions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, work samples (max 10MB), and salary requirements to with “Designer” in the subject line. 

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