Bercy Chen Studio is one of the leading develop-design-build firms in the country based in Austin, Texas and ranked No.8 by 2018 Austin Business Journal. Bercy Chen is committed to finding creative solutions to social problems and seeks to push architectural boundaries with innovative green building projects like the Edgeland House https://www.dwell.com/home/edgeland-house-0b28daad. Founded in 2001 by Thomas Bercy and Calvin Chen, the firm's work represents a contemporary fusion of cultural, natural, and technological influences. Our design build capabilities inform wise design decision-making and enable adventurous detailing. The scale of the work ranges from custom single family to mixed-use master planning and everything in between. Bercy Chen Studio is a mid-sized firm that fosters a creative, collaborative environment where designers that are passionate about the built environment can thrive. Self-starting, cooperative, entrepreneurial people excel. Bercy Chen hires on an individual basis rather than for particular projects. We are looking for multiple architects with different levels of experience to design, document, and construct single family homes, restaurants, office buildings, multifamily residential projects, and mixed-use buildings, to name a few...
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and capability. Insurance, PTO, and paid holidays offered. Flexible work and PTO schedule. Great work life balance.
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Professional Degree in Architecture
8+ years of relevant work experience. Design/ build experience a plus
Excellent design skills
Familiarity with International Building Codes, Life Safety Code, TAS ADA and AIA Contract
Strong ability for project management and coordination desired
Advanced understanding of contract, design process, construction documentation, construction administration, and materials
Ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee projects and programs
Able to collaborate with a cross-functional team of designers, contractors, and clients
Work with the Accounting Department to establish a project’s budgeting, staffing, scheduling, financial management and contractual requirements
Superior communication and presentation skills
Familiarity with Revit, AutoCAD, and Rhino
Understanding of cost estimation and take-offs
Understanding of the principles of real-estate development is a plus
About Bercy Chen Studio
Bercy Chen Studio LP is an architecture and urban planning firm with design/build capabilities based in Austin, Texas founded in 2001 by partners Thomas Bercy and Calvin Chen. Thomas is from Belgium and Calvin is from Taiwan by way of Australia; the partners’ European and Asian backgrounds form a design philosophy of unique perspectives. The work is influenced by vernacular precedents from various cultures- whether Islamic, Indian, African or pre-columbian, while maintaining respect for the particular contemporary contextual conditions. Due to this unique approach, the work has received national and international attention. Bercy Chen Studio won the prestigious “Emerging Voices” prize from the Architectural League of New York in 2006. Every year the League selects 7 of the most innovative designers from Europe and North America for this award. In the same year the firm was profiled in Architectural Record’s December 2006 “Design Vanguard” award issue, selected as one of top 10 emerging design firms in the world. Despite their international achievements, Calvin and Thomas remain active participants of the local community. Calvin serves on the City of Austin’s Design Commission and p...articipated on several initiatives, including the “Create Austin” Cultural Masterplanning project. Both he and Thomas serve on the board of advisors for the Austin Museum of Art.
Bercy Chen Studio LP is committed to collaborating with clients in identifying design solutions and planning strategies to create innovative designs based on environmentally sustainable and financially viable business models in both the public and private sector. Having experience as a design/build operation, the firm’s first hand knowledge of construction & finance is crucial in ensuring successful project implementation. The firm is a member of the City of Austin’s Green Building Program and USGBC with certified 3 Star projects.
Bercy Chen Studio has been featured in publications from over 20 countries worldwide, including the leading San Francisco based publication on creative modern design: Dwell magazine. HGTV also featured the firm’s work in June of 2006.