Project Architect / Entrepreneur / Partner

Robert Young Architects Robert Young Architects Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 27 '22Posted on:

Robert Young Architects is a small, fast-growing, award-winning architecture studio working out of a large sunny space by the Highline in West Chelsea. We are fortunate to be experiencing a period of glorious growth and looking to manage that growth intelligently by adding to our strong leadership team. Our intention is to leverage this growth to achieve three primary objectives: 1) to continue to build an organization and culture centered around the team’s personal and collective professional development, and 2) to build great architecture that serves our clients and society. 3) to build senior level bench strength with experienced, entrepreneurial Architects who love to design, deliver, and delight. Understanding that the first objective is a prerequisite to the second, RYA is committed to becoming a learning organization. We invite candidates who are excited to be a part of this journey to apply for the position.

Our active projects are mostly residential, high end, design intensive, ground-up projects outside of NYC on the East End of Long Island, Connecticut, Upstate New York, Massachusetts, Washington DC and Virginia. We also have extensive experience with NYC apartments and lofts, art galleries, retail and commercial projects.

Robert Young Architects practices an architecture of pragmatic response. Creative exploration and thorough investigation of the essential facts and distinctive possibilities of each site and client’s needs lead to organic, apt, and inevitable solutions that are true to their time and place. Whether architecture, interior, furniture, object, or landscape, the firm guides every project from conception to completion with passion and commitment. Each design decision integrates aesthetic and contextual imperatives with those of budget, program, materials, technology, and construction techniques. Our mission is to create compelling, practical and original architecture for informed clients who care deeply about the spaces where they live, work, learn and play.

RYA has switched to a flexible work schedule, with the option to blend in-person collaborative time in the studio with work from home for focused "in the zone" work.

As a Project Architect/Entrepreneur/Partner at RYA you will be empowered with responsibility for your projects from conception through completion and share in that projects profits. We are looking for someone with the following experiences and qualities:

  • You’ve had your own firm, maybe have it still, so you understand what it means to “own” your projects and take care of your clients like they are family
  • You desire a more balanced lifestyle, for yourself and your family, where you share the responsibility of ‘owning’ the firm with our firm’s partners
  • You aspire to build great architecture that enhances people's lives
  • Are passionate about design and problem solving, committed to build well in the real world
  • Understand that details matter
  • Have a collaborative and team-oriented disposition
  • Seek out responsibility and thrive on it
  • Can toggle back and forth between autonomous and collaborative work
  • Are both curious and humble
  • Have exacting standards of yourself and others
  • You are construction oriented, have a passion for how buildings are built. Your expertise was developed from Construction. Administration experience in the field is highly valued.
  • Are skilled at working through others to meet objectives and can delegate while maintaining responsibility for results, because, the buck stops here, with you.

Salary offered will be commensurate with experience. RYA offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. 

  • Send email to with “PROJECT ARCHITECT / ENTREPRENUER / PARTNER” in the subject line.
  • Attach cover letter, CV and portfolio. 
  • Limit total size of attachments to 5mb, or provide link to a download, shared folder or website. 
  • No phone calls or emails other than to please. 
  • We value everyone’s interest and apologize that we will not be able to respond to every application.

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