A Project Designer is an entry-level position (0 – 2 years of experience) with a broad range of responsibilities. At CWB Architects, this is a training position for unlicensed architectural school graduates, intent on developing the skills necessary to grow into project management roles. Designers are typically involved in a variety of project types and will have the opportunity to work in all phases of project delivery. We look for enthusiastic staff who are willing to take on new challenges and poses excellent organization skills.
Working under the direction of a Project Manager and/or Project Architect and/or Principal to execute production and project administrative tasks.
Attend project team, client and site meetings.
Assist the Project Manager/Architect to maintain project files, specifically CAD files and construction administration materials.
Prepare presentation drawings and materials, with a keen eye for graphic clarity.
Preparation of schematic design drawings, models and renderings, working drawings and specifications.
Take initiative to learn new skills and gain exposure to all aspects of project work.
Work to learn and execute CWB project standards.
First professional degree – B.Arch or M.Arch (recommended but not required).
Any work experience a plus, including experience during the construction phase.
General ability to draw and visualize in 3-D.
Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; Microsoft Office Suite; CAD (Vectorworks a plus but not required); 3-D modeling software (SketchUp or Rhino).
Ability to draw by hand, render and make models.
Demonstrated desire to continue professional development and learn new skills necessary for project advancement.
Excellent writing skills and ability to synthesize conversations into clear written summaries.
Ability to show good judgment and common sense, readily ask questions, execute work quickly, listen and take direction.
Salary shall be commensurate with experience.
About CWB Architects
CWB Architects is an architecture and interior design firm based in Brooklyn and known for its adept and artful blend of historic renovation and modern design. Led by principals Brendan Coburn, Ward Welch, and Jason Boutin, our collaborative team consists of creative and thoughtful professionals passionate about the power of design to address client and community goals, improve lives, and enhance user experience.
CWB has broad experience renovating buildings, especially those built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We are skilled at finding creative and economic ways to build on their strengths and amend inherent weaknesses. CWB has completed over a hundred major renovations of historic buildings, as well as new buildings within historic districts and contexts. We believe in the value and importance of preservation in maintaining the building fabric of a community, in addition to its continuing economic viability.
We are architects deeply observant of the continued beauty and utility of historic architecture, planning, and landscape design. We appreciate the principles that created them and are keenly aware of how these buildings function and evolve. We are also a thorou...ghly modern practice— committed to designing projects that are of our time and will serve to provide better living now and in the future.