Architectural Designer II

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Mar 17 '22Posted on:

Job Description: Architectural Designer II

At KPF, the Architectural Designer II is a dedicated, passionate team member with strong individual design and problem-solving skills. In addition, the Architectural Designer II will support project team leaders and produce presentations suitable for the KPF team and client. Our award-winning work covers multiple practice areas including master planning, commercial office buildings, mixed use residential and hotel buildings, multi-unit residential, academic and large infrastructure projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Make design recommendations based on functionality, physical requirements, regulatory codes, environmental rules and regulations, safety issues, infrastructure and other design and construction related factors.
• Strategize overall project vision, project goals, and delivery method at various stages of the project.
• Lead project specific coordination meetings with multi-disciplinary team and contractors.
• Apply theoretical as well as practical architecture skills to win visionary large scale competitions as well as execute them to physical completion. Develop sustainable green building strategies for LEED certification.
• Develop architectural façade systems for hybrid facilities involving curtain wall systems, window wall systems, exposed structural systems and structural skins for mixed-use master plans.
• Prepare tender issuance drawing sets and facade VMU (visual mock up) drawing sets for above-mentioned buildings.
• Collaborate and manage coordination with consultants from ancillary design disciplines of landscape design, lighting design and interior design in order to hand over a comprehensive building to the client.
• Liaise with the client on all design and construction related issues, assess their needs, develop strategies to satisfy their objectives, communicate the direction with the project team and aid their marketing strategy.
• Use Rhino to perform 3D modeling of complex geometries during the design process to resolve complex conditions occurring in hybrid buildings.
• Apply advanced knowledge of 3ds Max and V-Ray rendering techniques to articulate experiential design ideas and demonstrate spatial quality for client’s understanding. Implement Revit building information modeling techniques and CAD drafting knowledge to generate complete complex construction drawing sets, regulatory agency drawing sets, tender issue drawing sets, consultant coordination drawings and presentation drawings.
• Use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software in production of presentations for client meetings, discussion and competition work.


• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Architecture.
• 5-8 years of relevant architectural design experience.
• Construction Administration experience a plus.
• Ability to develop, communicate and present design concepts to project teams.
• Strong communication and excellent graphic presentation skills.
• Ability to speak and make presentations in front of large project team groups.
• Experience with site planning, zoning analysis, and relevant code compliance.
• Proficiency with Revit, AutoCad, Rhinoceros, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign is required. Grasshopper experience preferred but not required.
• LEED accreditation preferred.
• Architectural License preferred.

KPF is an engaging, high-performance, collaborative environment with excellent opportunities for merit-based advancement. This position offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary which is commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate. KPF is an equal opportunity employer.

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