Intermediate Technical Architect

LaufsED LaufsED Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Mar 15 '22Posted on:

Laufs Engineering Design is an exciting, young, growing NYC engineering and design firm specializing in specialty structures, facades, and unusual mid-size projects.  We are seeking an innovative, creative, independent, and, most critically, a technically oriented designer to support our world class high rise building envelope projects.  We are currently supporting clients like SHoP architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Morris Adjmi, Tadao Ando, Steven Hall, Renzo Piano, and many more.  The ideal candidate loves solving spatial problems, can manage a small team, is resourceful, and has extensive experience in façades and waterproofing, including in-depth knowledge of products, assembly types, and structure. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Interacting with clients during design assist, schematic design, and design development to understand façade needs and assist with design decision-making.
  • Managing projects and possibly supervising another person to develop full construction documents and shop drawings in AutoCAD or Revit for a variety of façade project types.
  • Reviewing and commenting on façade shop drawings by others.    
  • Communicating with clients to establish their needs, and maintaining a dialogue throughout the project. 
  • Ensuring production of deliverables to agreed timelines and within budget. 


Qualifications include:

  • Education in architecture, structural engineering, industrial design, or construction
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ work experience in facade engineering.
  • Extensive experience in façades and waterproofing, including in-depth knowledge of products, assembly types, and structure.
  • Proficiency 2D drafting in CAD; 3D computer modeling in Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, AutoCad.
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal).
  • Able to understand the balance of priorities on differing projects.    
  • Planning and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to effectively manage a small team of 1-3 people
  • Ability to identify and solve problems using available resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as in team

Our New York City office gets light from three sides and includes a great outdoor terrace and barbecue!  Full benefits.  Coffee Machine and snacks.  Hope to hear from you soon. 


Please e-mail resume, and work samples to LED; 

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