Architectural Designer

New York, NY
WXY Architecture + Urban Design
wxystudio.com

WXY is an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice specializing in the realization of urban design, planning and architectural solutions in challenging contexts. Focused on innovative approaches to public space, structures and urban issues, the firm’s work engages both site-specific design and planning at multiple scales. The firm’s commissions are in collaboration with community-based, public authority, and private clients. WXY’s office is located in New York City.

The WXY team has a wide range of expertise and handles a great diversity of projects which creates a dynamic office environment where cross-disciplinary team work is essential.

This is a full-time, Architectural Designer position. The role requires an ability to handle a full range of design tasks from supporting conceptual design to assisting construction administration. The candidate should possess strong design skills, excellent visual communication skills, a good eye, and a strong technical aptitude for learning new tools and techniques.

A particular focus of the position will be to develop design ideas through a variety of high quality representational media including; conceptual diagrams, design drawings, visualization, model making, as well as putting together presentations and marketing proposals. Construction documentation experience and Revit skills are essential. The position will require the ability to work independently and as part of an effective team. 

At WXY we are looking for capable, enthusiastic, curious people who are willing to get involved in a range of project types and office initiatives and to form part of our dynamic, mission-driven, 45 person, international team.

Responsibilities:

To understand the design project
To support design with high quality graphic communication, drawings and 3D visualization
To support design development, construction drawings and construction administration
To maintain an organized content workflow throughout production consistent with office procedures and standards
To report directly to project leads and office Principals
To ensure the timely completion of all design materials
Required Skills:

Able to demonstrate the ability to undertake the aforementioned responsibilities
Strong design and representational skills
Good understating of building systems and urban design concepts
Strong awareness of contemporary design culture and technological innovations
Software requirements include: AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite, Maxwell
Strong technical aptitude and ability to learn new digital tools
Excellent organizational skills and able to manage time effectively
Able to take initiative in response to direction
A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and a commitment to excellence
Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently
Great interpersonal communication skills
Web-design and web-content management skills are an asset
Experience & Qualifications:

Able to work in the USA and begin work immediately
Fluent in English (excellent written and verbal skills)
Professional degree in architecture
2-5 years professional architectural experience
Construction documentation and Revit experience is critical
This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-inclusive and changes to the position duties may be required from time to time. There is a requirement for post holder to recognize this and adopt a flexible approach to work.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. WXY is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified employees and applicants who are disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and other protected veterans. WXY is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.
 
Please email cover letter, CV and portfolio in PDF format to jobs@wxystudio.com with the position title in the subject line.