Architectural Designer I 

New York, NY

Populous is seeking an entry-level designer with 0-3 years of professional experience who would be interested in joining our New York office.

POPULOUS is a global architecture and design firm that creates the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 2,500 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, environmental graphics and wayfinding, master planning, landscape design, urban planning and sustainable design consulting. With regional headquarters in Kansas City, London, and Brisbane, Populous has 17 offices on four continents.

The New York office opened in early 2016.  The office is located at 475 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 41st Street, in the heart of midtown and across the street from the New York Public Library and Bryant Park.  The office focuses on a wide range of project types and services including sports and entertainment venues, theatre and performing arts, aviation, convention centers, hospitality and mixed-use projects. It is an office founded on critical thinking and an ability to leverage digital technologies in service of exceptional design.  Populous New York is a dynamic and growing group with a wide-range of skills and experience. 

The position offers an opportunity to join in the further cultivation and development of a newer office within a global organization with abundant contacts and resources. 


Assist in the conceptualization and development of design ideas, generate diagrams, digital models, presentation materials and provide production work for numerous project types.

Assist in collaboratively reviewing and critiquing early phase design concepts.

Assist in the production of design development and construction documents models and construction details and drawings.

Assist in research and development projects as may be required by the office.

Assist in the preparation of design presentations to clients, communities, and other pertinent stakeholders, including public agencies.


Bachelor’s degree (required) in Architecture from an NAAB accredited program, Masters Degree in Architecture (preferred).

0-3 years of professional experience.

Proficiency and working knowledge of the following design software and applications: Grasshopper, Revit, NavisWorks and AutoCAD; and expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhino and InDesign.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, required.

Demonstrated ability to effectively convey information and ideas in a presentation format.

Ability to express information verbally and in writing in a clear and accurate manner.

Basic hand drawing and illustration skills.

Strong communication skills, work ethic; with demonstrated efficiency, flexibility and desire to grow and work within a dynamic team environment while being able to self-manage and work independently.

Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits. Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

For consideration, candidates must include a portfolio link address or dropbox link within your resume.

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