Façade/Building Envelope Consultant

Gilsanz Murray Steficek Gilsanz Murray Steficek Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Jul 28 '22Posted on:

Would you like to join an award-winning Building Envelope team? GMS is one of the leading building envelope consultancy companies in New York City. We assist architects with façade related technical items, helping them turn their designs into real physical construction elements. Our daily tasks include:

  • Reviewing drawings for design intent and constructability for all façade/envelope elements.
  • Developing detailed façade drawings for architects during the Design Development and Construction phases.
  • Preparing detailed reports about site conditions and construction progress for clients, architects, and contractors.
  • Performing factory inspections of architectural precast, windows, and curtain walls at manufacturing facilities across North America, Europe, Asia, or wherever our projects may take us!
  • Helping owners and architects lower construction costs by creating more cost-effective ways to execute their designs.

With the guidance of experienced employees, new employees will be asked to assist in the field and in the office, helping to oversee construction projects from start to finish. Team members will:

  • Learn about all types of façades and envelope systems.
  • Prepare detailed drawings with the assistance of other team members.
  • Help to resolve issues in the field during construction.
  • Ensure contractors are executing the design intent and meeting local codes.
  • Create reports for the client to review and assess the performance of the contractor.

Candidates should have at least some of the following skills and traits:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings
  • Self-starter
  • Organized
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Bluebeam revu, Word, and PowerPoint

Our department  is made up of architects and engineers with diverse building envelope experience, including such iconic NYC projects as:

  • Google’s St. John’s Plaza and 150 Charles Street by Cookfox
  • 35 Hudson Yards and 252 East 57th Street by SOM
  • 130 Williams Street by David Adjaye
  • 215 Chrystie and 160 Leroy by Herzog and de Meuron
  • 11 Hoyt by Studio Gang
  • 220 Central Park South and 520 Park Avenue by RAMSA
  • 111 Murray and City Point 3 by Kohn Pedersen Fox

If you would like to learn more about the department, please reach out to William Hutch on LinkedIn.

To apply, please visit our website -

GMS is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries commensurate with experience. Our employee benefits package includes medical and life insurance coverage, company sponsored 401(k) with match, and profit-sharing plans.

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