Architectural Designer in our Model Workshop

Meier Partners Meier Partners Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Jan 29 '24Posted on:
$50,000 - $58,500 annually Pay:

Meier Partners is actively seeking a recent architecture graduate who is passionate about physical model-making and understands the importance of handcraft as part of the design process. Candidates should be familiar with our projects and the principles that shape them. We are always interested in those who have developed similar sensibilities and can talk about it in their own design experiences.

On the software front, basic software skills such as AutoCAD, Rhino, Enscape, and Adobe Creative Suite are commonly utilized within the everyday practice, with Revit becoming more integrated. Still, these are tools. More importantly, an individual with an already informed and curious real-world sensibility, experience, and/or investment in how things work and the craft of how they are put together, is what we are looking for.

Our Model Workshop is often the most energetic place in the office as physical models are the heart of our design exercise. You will directly work with the design teams and assist them by making study and presentation models. You will also be expected to assist other studio related tasks as needed. It is foundational for individuals to be fully immersed in the design of a project through study model exercises and working with the entire office on a rotating basis. This position may be promoted to a Junior Designer position based on your performance and on general staffing needs.

Our teams are tightly organized around a small core group of intelligent resourceful people that are empowered to make things happen – good ideas will come from any member of that team. Step up and make a place for yourself.

About the firm:

Meier Partners is staffed by a diverse team of talented individuals, positioned to offer comprehensive design services—encompassing everything from urban planning and architecture to interior and product design—to clients anywhere in the world.

Over more than 50 years, the firm has successfully completed numerous projects around the globe like the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome, the Jubilee Church in Rome, the Parkview Office Building in Prague, the Torre Cuarzo in Mexico, and the Seamarq Hotel in Gangneung, South Korea. Our approach to design is intensely collaborative, combining discerning craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail with expertise in cutting-edge building technology. Our thoughtful application of cohesive design principles produces architecture that is exceptional not only in its clarity and simplicity but in its capacity to elevate and inspire.

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  • Degree in architecture required, professional degree preferred
  • 0-2 years’ architectural office experience and be familiar with the work of the studio environment
  • Fluent in English. Proficiency in additional languages is a plus
  • Strong background in handcraft without reliance on laser cutters and 3D printers
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Rhino, and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with Revit is desirable.
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and work sample in PDF format (less than 10MB total), via email to You may also include a link to your online version in your email if you wish. Please include “Architectural Designer in our Model Workshop” in the subject line.

Meier Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We aim to provide equity and fairness for all job applicants throughout the interview process and do not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or disability.

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