Intermediate Architectural Designer

WCA - west chin architect, pllc WCA - west chin architect, pllc Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Sep 15 '22Posted on:

WCA – West Chin Architect is an award-winning, published architecture and interior design firm with offices in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, East Hampton, NY and Miami, FL. We are seeking a mid-level architectural designer, with 4-6 years’ experience minimum in high end modern residential, to join our New York City team. The majority of our work is executing high end residential design, from ground up construction to loft renovations to townhouses. As a result of increasing workflow, we are currently seeking a seasoned architect with an interiors background and strong organizational and communication skills. 



  • Prepare designs to meet the clients’ objectives, project constraints, and execution of the firm’s design vocabulary and philosophy, with limited supervision required.
  • Research materials, prepare programming diagrams and design presentations, including mood boards and quick 3D hand sketches as needed to convey the design intent. 


  • Assist on the development of the whole project keeping in mind WCA’s vocabulary, client goals and senior directives.
  • Review documents to ensure they incorporate and accurately reflect the design intent.


  • Participate in design coordination within firm i.e. between architecture, decorators and graphics, and between clients, consultants and the firm.
  • Liaise with vendors and manufacturers.


  • Work as a team to create and deliver presentations and contract documents based on the firm’s standards.
  • Produce and deliver quality and timely sets of contract documents, including drawings, specifications, sample boards, and reports as required for each unique project.
  • Review own work for corrections, improvement, and overall professional development.
  • Respond to RFIs and resolve issues and problems that arise during construction.
  • Review submittals, shop drawings, substitutions, and field conditions for conformance with the design.
  • Attend and report on field visits.
  • Conduct punch lists reviews.



  • 4-6 years min. of post-graduate, full-time experience in all phases of high-end modern residential architecture and design, including schematic design, design development, construction documents, through construction administration; preference will be given to those with New York City experience
  • Ability to produce fully detailed and thoroughly coordinated construction documents. Work examples should demonstrate, in addition to technical excellence, strong design sensibility
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, coordination, and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work with project team and to manage both in-house staff and outside consultants effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to maintain primary contact and interface with client as well as with client’s consultants, including engineers, filing expediters, and specialty vendors
  • Self-motivated with ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to analyze and problem-solve in fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of a variety of complex manufacturing and technical design details
  • Knowledge of NY building codes and ADA compliance requirements is a must.
  • Proficient in the following software: AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe CS; SketchUp and/or Rhino 3D skills are a plus

This is a full-time, in-person position in New York City with a competitive salary commensurate with a candidate’s experience and qualifications. It is strongly preferred that the applicant be a current resident of the New York area. We are unfortunately not able to consider candidates without authorization to work in the United States. We cannot consider remote arrangements.



Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, current resumé, and portfolio to, noting the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Please limit attachments to under 10mb.

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