Junior Architectural Designer. 2-5 years experience.
Baumann Architecture PLLC
May 24, 2018
New York, New York
Contract - Short Term Outsourcing/Contracts 0-12 Months
Small award-winning office looking for confident individual comfortable dealing with working drawing preparation (ACAD), modeling (virtual and real), dissolute contractors, DOB procedure, and general day-to-day office and client coordination. Principal is a Pratt architecture professor who needs someone self-motivated to engage the responsibilities required to take a project through all design phases. Office is centrally located in the Flatiron, part of a 15-person collaborative environment of architects, landscape designers, interior designers, and media specialists.
Baumann Architecture projects are primarily residential, including a green roof penthouse in Red Hook, a two-floor addition to a large Park Slope loft, and a passive house upstate. See www.baumannarchitecture.com for project examples.
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About Baumann Architecture PLLC
Once upon a time… when children played with Legos, they built things without knowing what those things would be. They built things without confined and prescribed functionality. Both the excitement and challenge was to build things of uncertain outcome: asymmetrical things. There was a quiet joy in precisely those unknowns.For many of us, Lego was about a direct confrontation with all that was possible and the consideration and refinement of creative options at every stage of building. Whatever it would become, the original Lego design product came forward by way of a singular and unpredictable process. It belonged to you, there was one, it was yours.You can still buy raw bricks today, but they’re really not marketed anymore. Most Lego “sets” come with thick books filled with numbered directives. The building process now departs completely from a design process. Today’s Lego experience is primarily about how many pieces you can afford to buy and, ostensibly, how many directions you are willing and able to follow in inalterable sequence: the choice is not a creative one, it is a choice among the aisles of pre-ordained, symmetrical designs to replicate the fixed products displayed on... their packaging.This saddening but meaningful shift is not exclusive to the beloved Danish toy manufacturer. Formula-derived design of all types is convenient, normative, and on the rise. In architecture too, increasingly familiar design methodologies again reduce the process to one of compliance and direction taking, devoid of the creativity that yields the most meaning for the architect, the most joy for a building’s beholder, and the most significant architecture.