Intermediate Designer

Joel Sanders Architect / MIXdesign Joel Sanders Architect / MIXdesign Diversity Badge Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Dec 2 '22Posted on:


JSA/MIXdesign, an award-winning studio composed of two branches--an architecture studio and an inclusive design consultancy--is looking to hire a talented Intermediate Designer interested in working on projects that promote social justice, health and well-being by meeting the intersecting needs of people of different ages, disabilities, genders, races and religions.

The candidate will work for both branches of our office on institutional projects (higher education and arts) that use participatory design engagement tools (literature reviews, surveys, interviews and workshops) to gather data that draws from the lived experience of stakeholders and users that inform the design process.

We are looking for well-rounded candidates with strong research, writing, design and representational skills who possess extroverted personalities that will allow them to engage directly with clients and users in presentations, meetings and workshops. This versatile person will work under the supervision of Principal Joel Sanders and JSA/MIXdesign Associates on all project phases including participatory design research and analysis, concept design, schematics, design
development and construction documents.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Professional degree (B.Arch or M.Arch)
  • 3-5 years of professional office experience, preferably working on academic and institutional projects
  • Strong design and representation skills
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling software (Rhino preferred)
  • Proficiency in BIM/Revit is a plus
  • Outgoing and proactive personality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess legal permits and visas required to work in the U.S.
  • Willing to work in-person at our New York studio, with opportunity to transition to hybrid-remote

Salary range: $63,000 – $75,000, based on experience.


To be considered for this position, please send an email to with subject line “INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER: LAST NAME”. Along with a cover letter, please include your resume/CV,
a PDF Portfolio (10MB limit, no website links), and a list of 2-3 professional/academic references. No phone calls or studio visits, please.

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