Spacesmith is seeking an Intermediate Architectural Designer to work with our New York City team. We are looking for designers interested in delivering a heightened level of service and a passion for design excellence. We are guided by principles of open collaboration, social relevance, sustainability, and community engagement. The position will require the ability to be self motivated to work independently in collaboration with professionals in our New York office, with flexible and hybrid work options available.
Our culture is collaborative and collegial: You will be part of design teams working toward a shared goal with our clients and colleagues. We have social, educational, and creative activities and events.
Our culture is supportive: You will be given opportunities for growth and access to support and mentoring from senior staff. You will be given encouragement and support in taking your licensing exams.
Our culture is humane: We believe in a healthy work life balance; offer flexibility and support diversity. We are big enough to secure top clients and impressive projects while being small enough to provide a full spectrum of professional experience and personalized guidance and attention.
At Spacesmith you will have the opportunity to work on projects for city, state, and federal agencies, world class universities, impact driven not-for-profits, and private sector clients in international fashion, finance, hospitality, and media.
Help us build projects for clients who are changing the world!
The ideal candidate will have experience with architecture in all stages of design, documentation, and construction. They will also have good task management and organization skills combined with an elevated level of design and technical ability. The position requires the ability to think critically, communicate efficiently, and collaborate in an interdisciplinary, deadline-driven atmosphere. They must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, be a self-starter, and acknowledge when additional input is needed.
If your experience is commensurate with the requirements listed above and you are interested in being considered for this full-time / flexible / hybrid position, please send a cover letter describing how your past professional experience applies to this job, a copy of your resume and your portfolio (one pdf no larger than 6 MB) showing your work experience to: CAREERS.
Your portfolio should show your experience in creating project presentations, technical drawings that are relevant to interior architectural projects, and note your contribution to the drawings or photos presented.
Please name your PDF “LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_INTERM.”
4+ years of experience in all phases of a project including programming, design, ADA and building code review, MEP coordination, permitting, technical drawings and detailing, FFE selection, submittal and RFI review, and project closeout.
Minimum of 2 years professional experience working with Revit and BIM 360.
Proficiency in Adobe Suites, Bluebeam and other necessary technical tools for the projects.
Professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design.
Experience with workplace and / or retail projects a plus.
Experience with large scale, adaptive reuse projects for government agencies a plus.
Experience with sustainability frameworks and professional accreditations such as LEED, WELL, PHIUS, and LBC preferred.
The name Spacesmith reflects the historic tradition of great craftsmanship, a drive to deliver a heightened level of service, a passion for design excellence, and a sincere respect for context and the environment. With a diverse portfolio and many repeat clients, Spacesmith has completed work for city, state, and federal agencies, schools, not-for-profits, and private sector clients in fashion, finance, and media. Founded in 1998, Spacesmith LLP is a New York City and State registered Women-owned Business Enterprise specializing in architecture, planning, and interior design.
The firm is guided by principles of open collaboration, social relevance, innovation, and design clarity. Spacesmith designs and builds according to their clients’ culture: the ethical, economic, and social principles of a community; the ebullience and creativity of a fashion designer; the technological needs of a corporate office. The architecture becomes an instrument through which people can relate to each other. It develops its own voice, one that is alive and in tune with the surrounding’s social and physical environment.