Associate I

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New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Aug 23 '22Posted on:

Associate I participates in the development and execution of MN's various projects. Developing both design and technical solutions under the supervision of project leaders, Associate I's work independently, but have robust design, technical, and managerial infrastructure to support their efforts. With essential professional experience, Associate I's are able to develop multiple aspects of a project while also guiding Associates in the development of design proposals. Capable of liaising with technical consultants and participating in client meetings, Associate I's are responsible for a range of responsibilities for the projects in which they are involved. Associate 1's interact and collaborate with the firm’s leadership teams to maintain MN's standard for quality of work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and develop design options with project team members;

  • Develop design layouts and features to present to the team;

  • Undertake research and document specific technical and design aspects of the project;

  • Participate in project meetings from Schematic Design through Construction Administration;

  • Review shop drawings for reviews and site meetings;

  • Execute site reports at every phase of the project;

  • Assist with regulatory reviews and coordinating workflow with consultants;

  • Support colleagues by providing positive and relevant feedback during design development;

  • Understand project goals and deliverables for every phase of the project;

  • Inform others of progress and/or challenges to meeting project goals.

What you need to succeed

  • Team-oriented; willing to participate where needed

  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented

  • Solid research and presentation skills

  • Effective problem-solving

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Good time management skills

  • Motivated and energetic

  • Demonstrates creativity and curiosity

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (energetic listener)

  • Strong commitment to the mission and objectives of the firm

  • Regular reporting and close, working relationships with senior colleagues


  • Bachelor of Architecture 

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhino, Google Docs and Adobe CS

  • Basic understanding of construction means and methods, detailing, and documentation

  • Basic understanding of regulatory standards to produce construction sets

  • 3-5 years of experience in high-end residential and/or commercial projects


Competitive local salary, based on experience, skill, and ability

Participation in office benefits program, including:

  • Healthcare plans, partially covered by MN
  • Dental and Vision plans, fully covered by MN
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Annual bonuses
  • Paid Time Off
  • Time off for National Holidays and last week of the year
  • Annual reviews
  • Quarterly lunches with Directors
  • Quarterly team updates 
  • Office social groups (Birthday Committees, Happy Hours, Brief Briefings, Breakfast Club, Green Thumbs and more)
  • Annual Weekend Office Retreat

About Us

MN is an architecture firm creating spaces that shape and define culture. Our New York City-based team is led by individuals united not only by our diverse backgrounds and perspectives but an optimistic commitment to designing spaces for the many.

MN seeks to redefine access to exceptional design. From the most public cultural institutions to private homes, our work prioritizes the experience of all users of a space. These excellent experiences are driven by precise, pragmatic and daring decisions — regardless of project size or type.

Diverse perspectives are pivotal to our work, and we partner with clients who share our belief that great design should not be elusive nor exclusive. For us, architecture is a collaborative effort between those who create and those who experience. We design for where those moments meet.

MN is an equal opportunity employer. 

Application Requirements

Please submit a resume and any relevant work samples or portfolio to  There may be a number of open positions at the time of your application. Clearly identify the position you are seeking in the email subject line.

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