Intermediate Interior Architect or Interior Designer

Sydness Architects, PC Sydness Architects, PC Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Jun 13 '24Posted on:
$62,000 - $75,000 annually Pay:

Sydness Architects is a boutique, mid-town Manhattan, award-winning architecture studio with a wide variety of projects.  We are currently seeking an experienced architect or interior design candidate to join our team. 

This role will be an active and integral part of our office, offering the ideal candidate opportunities to experience all phases of the design and construction process with ample growth potential.  They will be able to take ownership of the projects they are working on while still being guided by senior members of staff.

We are currently expanding our work in commercial office interiors and seek an experienced person in this area. This is a full time, in office, position.

The ideal candidate is creative, organized, and enthusiastic.  They will have a hand in every aspect of design and construction, from schematics to product research to construction administration.

Required Experience:

  • BArch or Master’s in Architecture or BA/MFA in Interior Design from an accredited institution.
  • 3-5 years in a NYC firm with experience in retail/ corporate interiors. Residential experience will also be considered. 
  • Fluency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite is required. Revit knowledge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of construction means and methods, construction materials, and typical details.
  • Working knowledge of NYC building codes is required, experience with zoning is also a plus. 
  • Experience in selecting and sourcing architectural finishes, fabrics, lighting.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, are required.
  • Candidates already on the path to licensure (NCIDQ or RA) preferred.

Candidates should also:

  • Be comfortable multi-tasking on several projects at one time.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Be highly organized, self-motivated, with an upbeat attitude.
  • Be able to understand priorities and know when to seek direction.
  • Be comfortable asking questions and interested in learning.

Expected Tasks:

  • Assist in the creation of schematic, construction, and permitting drawings including schematic layouts and construction details. 
  • Assist in the creation of landmarks packages and department of buildings filing sets.
  • Participate in all aspects of construction administration; including site visits, RFI responses, submittal reviews, and creation and issuance of meeting minutes.
  • Work with project manager to review and coordinate all engineer, contractor, consultant drawings.
  • Research and source furniture, lighting, fabrics, and other interior finishes.
  • Assist in the ordering of samples and the maintenance of finish/material libraries.

Salary and Benefits      

The salary range for this position is $62-75,000, subject to adjustment based on the candidate’s experience, skills, and references feedback. 

Sydness Architects has a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • PTO and Paid Holidays
  • Partially covered medical insurance
  • Simple IRA retirement plan with employer contributions.
  • Pretax Commuter benefits.
  • Financial assistance with professional exams and certifications.
  • Reasonable working hours.

This is an immediate in-office position, so we ask that applicants already live in the New York metropolitan area.  You must possess all legal permits and visas required to work in the U.S.  We are an equal opportunity employer and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


Qualified candidates please email cover letter, resume, and examples of NYC office interiors experience to [email protected] (10 MB max please) with the subject heading Intermediate Interiors Position_NAME.  Phone solicitation will not be accepted.

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