Richärd Kennedy Architects believe that architecture impacts communities where we live and across the world. We take on difficult challenges because design matters, and we constantly push boundaries for personal satisfaction and client joy.?
Our designs are notable because they reflect client aspirations and embody timeless principles that unite occupants,?visitors?and communities.?Richärd?Kennedy Architects designs enduring buildings that clients love and spatial experiences where people thrive.?
What will working with us look like???
While every position is different, every team member prides themselves on?taking action. Every day, each of us:?
?We research ideas, investigate meaningful options, and value divergent viewpoints that challenge conventional thinking. The tiniest detail must fit into the project's big idea.?
?We are obsessed to develop purposeful solutions that ensure extraordinary results regardless of the project's scale.??
?Excellence demands persistence, fueled by curiosity, boosted by collaboration, and delivered through a process of continuous improvement.??
Sound?interesting??Here’s?more about the position we’re looking for:?
Duties and Responsibilities?
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
Current knowledge of materials, finishes, furnishings, and equipment; including industry standards for selection, procurement, and install management of such items
Have solid understanding of industry standards, construction methods, and technical systems at large
Have the ability to work both independently and effectively in a cross-disciplinary team atmosphere
Have strong creative design and drawing skills, graphic and oral design presentation skills, capacity for conceptual design thinking, and 3D design/modeling ability
Have strong client, project management, and time management skills
Have knowledge of the construction administration process
Eager to learn and grow
Team player and people person
Dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and personal/professional growth
Self-starter with an ambitious attitude, highly motivated, hardworking, responsive to project needs
Organized, detail-oriented and thorough, with strong communication and time management skills
Skills and Qualifications??
5 or more years of experience as an Interior Designer
Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture or equivalent
Proficiency with AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
Proficiency with SketchUp
Ability to travel occasionally to support project tasks
AIA, CID, NCIDQ or equivalent accreditation
Proficiency with Revit
LEED Accreditation preferred
Experience with commercial, educational, and institutional projects preferred
Experience and interested in sustainable building design
Richärd Kennedy Architects (RKA - formerly richärd+bauer architecture, llc) is a studio-based, architectural firm predicated on the idea that sustainable design permeates every level of the work, from site to landscape, building envelope, building systems, interior spaces, and furnishings. Since the firm’s origin in 1996, the programming, planning, and design of public buildings have been an essential part of our work. Our portfolio features projects for international embassy and cultural buildings, exhibition spaces, higher education, classroom buildings, academic research laboratories, public and private institutions, including work for civic, and commercial clients. Our success in the pursuit of design excellence is evidenced by national acclaim in the form of awards and publications of our projects. The firm has received numerous local, regional, national, and international design awards including the American Institute of Architects “National Honor Award” for Architecture. The firm was recognized as an “Emerging Voice” by the Architectural League of New York, and one of the “New Vanguard” by Architectural Record.
We are committed to providing world-class sustainable archite...cture that stands the test of time. We do not have a pattern book for architectural solutions. Each project is a careful and deliberate study of the needs of the project, reflecting our client’s Identity, Institutional Awareness, and Mission. The stated objective of many of our clients is the development of a facility representative of them; as well as their goals, function, use, and philosophy. From this understanding, we develop architectural solutions capturing the spirit and aspirations of the people and organizations in powerful and meaningful ways.
Sustainability is essential to our design process. Our team works closely with our clients to establish the environmental goals for each project. We strive to create holistic designs protecting the environment, conserving natural resources, and promoting indoor environmental quality. Each design grows in response to its functional needs and the site, with an acute awareness of the environment.
Our design philosophy integrates each element of the project into a cohesive whole. The clarity of concept is the fundamental goal, the use of form, light, materials are the tools. It is our aspiration to develop a body of work that reinforces this fundamental precept and (with our clients) create inspiring spaces, and build great buildings.