Design Strategist

A+I (Architecture Plus Information) A+I (Architecture Plus Information) Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Apr 27 '22Posted on:


A+I, an award-winning strategy-led architecture and design agency, is looking for a creative and engaged person to join a team of Strategists focused on exploring the overlap between architectural design, experience of place, brand, culture, and strategic thinking. An A+I Strategist engages deeply in client research and helps collaboratively design the ideas and arguments that inform the early visioning and planning process for projects related to the built environment.  At A+I, we believe deeply that great design depends on the collaborative output of our teams.  As a member of A+I project teams, you will work closely and collaboratively with the architects, interior designers, and graphic designers across the studio to build and shepherd project strategies. You will bring the strong design thinking and narrative development capabilities necessary to communicate complex ideas with clarity: visually, verbally, graphically, and in writing.

A+I is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to achieving a workforce as diverse as the city we call home. 


You will create impact by:

  • Helping design the ideas and arguments that inform the architectural design and planning process.
  • Embracing and helping develop the strategies that guide design across disciplines.
  • Providing creative initiation of design ideas, both independently and with teams.
  • Offering and soliciting constructive critical design feedback.
  • Communicating complex ideas with clarity: visually, verbally, graphically, and in writing.
  • Demonstrating a passion for design and having a clear point of view, while fostering design collaboration within your team and with office leadership.
  • Caring as much about the culture and people you work with as the project.



  • A minimum of +/-5 years of hands-on strategy and design experience in a design-focused office, ideally a strategically minded creative design agency, architectural office, or similar.
  • Work examples that demonstrate a sophisticated design sensibility and an ability to operate in ambiguity and complexity in order to find the interconnections which lead to sensemaking and ultimately decision-making.
  • Deep knowledge/experience in strategic research processes and building client workshops and engagements.
  • A degree in architecture or a related design field, i.e., design impact, design strategy, information design, or innovation
  • Expert experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, & Photoshop,) Microsoft Excel & Word,
  • Familiarity with the following a plus: AutoCAD and Revit, 3-d modeling programs such as Sketchup and Rhino.
  • Comfort with multi‐tasking, upholding multiple lines of inquiry, and collaborating within the context of fast‐paced, dynamic projects.
  • Excellent English language communication and client-facing‐skills.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States, without need for employee sponsorship.


More about us:

A+I believes in building towards a responsible practice.

We stand firmly for progressive social policy, responsible stewardship of our planet and combatting climate change.

A+I builds to better the world we inhabit. We are an award winning, strategy led design agency focusing on design in the built environment. We live our purpose through our devotion to crafting more compelling human experiences -ones that seek to unite people and organizations, amplify their purpose, and better the world we inhabit.  We believe that researching and building informed strategies to guide the design of spaces and experiences is a powerful lever for achieving the greater goals of those for whom we design as well as building towards more humane, inclusive, and sustainable futures. As such, building beautiful, meaningful, purposeful, and sustainable spatial experiences is deeply dependent on the strategies that organize that thinking. We achieve this through fostering diverse collaborative creative teams, integrated across research and design disciplines, and aligned around our client’s vision. 


Please submit resume and work samples—with descriptions of your role in the work-- in a single PDF, maximum size 8 MB, (or a link to a personal website) to No phone calls, please.

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