Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Dec 21 ’22Posted on:
Senior Architect / Project Manager
10+ years of experience, Professional Architecture Degree, Licensed
Why we’re hiring
Studio Modh Architecture is an award winning, Brooklyn based architecture firm that produces carefully crafted, contemporary architecture for institutional and residential clients. We are looking for a new collaborator to take on a senior position within the studio to work in parallel with the principal and associates to design, manage, and execute projects. This position is for an architect who seeks a hands-on approach in design, client-engagement, construction, and the operation of a small studio where tasks are rich and varied.
The firm is driven by a generalist architectural philosophy. Everyone within the studio is expected and encouraged to take on many tasks.
Continuity is important to the production of quality projects. Staff stay on projects from start to finish, learning all aspects of the client, design, and construction processes.
The Senior Architect position will facilitate management and input on multiple projects, assisting less experienced staff in design, problem solving, and critique. The Senior Architect will be responsible for running two projects at a time with a staff to assist in the execution of documentation. The Senior Architect will work directly with the principal to develop design concepts and communicate with the client and contractor groups.
Where we are going
The studio wants to elevate staff who show leadership and judgment to the level of associate and eventually expand the practice to include additional Partners. This position is intended to facilitate elevation to the associate level within a short period of time if the staff member exhibits the skill, knowledge, and temperament required. We intend to continue to grow our practice to take on larger, more complex challenges with an ultimate size of 20-30 architects, designers, and staff.
Our Current Work
The studio works in many different markets including commercial, non-profit, higher education, institutional, residential renovation, and single family ground up construction. Periodically, the studio works with larger institutions on concept and master plan studies including recently with Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian Institution, and other higher education and institutional venues. Current work includes a Passive House in Northern Pennsylvania, a new exhibition and research forum for a medical school, new offices for university clients, a factory rehabilitation for a digital media company, and a new food hub and culinary center for a non-profit food organization in Brooklyn.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Studio Modh believes that a variety of voices, experiences, and perspectives makes us better designers and people. The process of searching for candidates will seek candidates from a diversity of gender identities and racial and ethnic backgrounds. The studio is composed of designers and architects from the countries of France, Colombia, Ireland, and Mexico as well as collaborators that hail from New York, California, Florida, and Minnesota. There are five men and four women in the studio (and occasionally a dog name Zeo).
Studio Modh believes that climate change is a real and immediate risk. Fabrication, construction and the energy consumed to heat, cool, and run buildings contributes greatly to human’s carbon footprint. Our firm emphasizes re-use whenever possible of existing buildings and actively educates our clients and contractors on methods to enhance and upgrade buildings to more effectively manage our carbon future.
Studio Modh supports our immediate community of Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant, and East New York through our pro-bono and reduced fee work. We have designed and executed numerous restaurant and café retrofits during the pandemic, designed a clinic for Housing Works in downtown Brooklyn, performed studies for outdoor learning for a high school in Philadelphia, and are in the process of designing grocery spaces for a non-profit in East Brooklyn to support multiple communities in need of fresh, healthy food options.
Qualities we are looking for
- Energetic, communicator
- Efficient and organized
- Strong work ethic
- 10+ years of professional experience in an architecture/interior design firm
- Interested in working in small studio with a variety of tasks including staff development
- An interest in getting designs get built
- Ability to work with less experienced staff in a respectful, constructive manner
- Capability to write memos, emails, and letters
- Experience and knowledge of issues related to consultant coordination
Abilities we are looking for
- Advanced knowledge of schematic and construction documentation including organizing a construction set, scheduling, and consultant coordination
- Autodesk Revit
- Adobe Software Suite
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Enscape, Maxwell or V-Ray proficiency
- Hand Drawing capability
- Online resources/tools used in project management
- Knowledge of AIA standard suite of documents (contracts, RFI, ASI, Change orders, requisitions)
Salary and Benefits
- Based on the individuals resume, interview, and references we are prepared to offer a salary of $100-120,000/Year.
- Annual Bonus based on performance of individual and studio
- Healthcare plan
- Three weeks of vacation
- Two weeks of remote work attached to holidays or vacation
- Work from home on Fridays
- Full Time 40 hour/week position, city/state/federal taxes withheld
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
- 401K retirement plan after six months
- Consistent work hours that emphasize a work/life balance
- Reimbursement for other industry certifications including WELL and LEED
Studio Modh will review resumes received and reach out for a follow up interview to take place at the Studio. Applicants are encouraged to bring a copy of their portfolio, resume, and any working drawings they personally worked on in a previous employment experience. Professional references should be included on the resume. After a positive interview conversation, Studio Modh will reach out to any relevant references and evaluate whether the applicant and studio are a good fit. If they are, a salary negotiation will be held and a contract letter issued with an expectation that the applicant starts within 1-2 weeks.
The Studio is made up of one principal, one associate, seven architectural designers (on path to licensure), and one studio manager. We work in one room, with large windows looking out toward the skyline of Manhattan. We work hard and keep a healthy 9-6pm schedule throughout the year – deadlines being the occasional exception. The principal encourages the staff to visit jobsites, meetings, or other educational opportunities each week to connect staff to the visceral aspects of the discipline. The studio also holds quarterly trips to Museums, tours of buildings/manufacturers, or lectures around the region
Where we are located
We are located in the Studebaker building in Crown Heights, one of Brooklyn’s great creative hubs that is home to photographers, filmmakers, architects, and other design professionals. The building is just between Dean and Bergen Streets just west of Franklin Avenue, a dense collection of restaurants and bars that affords great access to Citi Bike stations, the C, S,2,3,4, and 5 subway lines as well as numerous buses. There are private bike racks located in lobby of the ground floor of the building as well as outdoor racks on both sides of the building.
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