Full time position available immediately for a highly motivated INTERMEDIATE ARCHITECT to participate in all phases of a project with the Design Principals.
The candidate should possess a strong design portfolio and the ability to manage 1-2 projects at a time under the supervision of a Design Principal. We are seeking a candidate with construction documents experience & the tenacity to resolve construction/design details.
Desai Chia Architecture (www.desaichia.com) is an award-winning architecture & interior design firm. Our current projects include large commercial renovations for innovative tech and media clients as well as beautifully crafted single family homes.
Bachelor or Masters of Architecture degree
A strong design portfolio (projects by applicant)
Minimum of 3 - 6 years of solid work experience, including Construction Documents experience
Excellent verbal & written communication skills; Fluency in English (verbal & written)
Excellent AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Rhino skills. Revit a plus.
Currently residing in the NYC region-- note: We are not able to provide sponsorship for international applicants
Please send Cover Letter (1 page max. including Salary Expectations and 3 references), Resume, and Relevant Work Samples that represent the candidates design and technical ability as a single PDF format (10MB or less) in an email to:
Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai are the founding principals of Desai Chia Architecture. Since 1996, they have established the firm’s reputation for authentic design, creating inspiring environments expressive of their use and materials; Desai Chia’s portfolio includes cultural, residential, and commercial projects as well as commissions for product design and collaborations with artists. Projects a...re currently in development throughout the United States and India. Desai Chia’s projects have been published extensively and received many accolades including numerous American Architecture Awards, American Institute of Architects Design Awards, Interior Design Best of Year Awards, the IDEA Award, and several Good Design Awards.
Mission: Our architecture celebrates conceptually bold design, deliberate eloquence, and graceful simplicity in order to better our collective experiences of space and place-making. We solve rigorous design problems for institutions, organizations and private clients, driven by our guiding principle that architecture can transform communities. The studio is known for two things: our preference for social and humane architecture, and iconic projects that benefit from our sustainable technical strategies and extensive knowledge of materials.
Rooted in our multidisciplinary background, we seek to blur the boundaries between building and nature through our hallmark approach of integrating light as a unifying theme. Each design opportunity is informed by previous projects and expertise, which allows us the latitude to conduct new research, challenge traditional expectations, and ask bigger questions in order to build inspired and spirited architecture. We nimbly navigate each step of the building’s design and execution: from the conceptual framework uniquely inspired by each client, to thoughtful, agile and tenacious project management, through to the final construction. The results are distinct, evocative, sustainable and enduring buildings, customized for a range of collaborative experiences that address each client’s particular needs.