Façades Architect

New York, NY

Laufs Engineering Design is an exciting, young, growing NYC engineering firm specializing in specialty structures, facades, and unusual mid-size projects.  We are seeking an innovative, creative, independent, and, most critically, a technically oriented designer to support our world class high rise building envelope projects.  

We are currently supporting clients like SHoP architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Morris Adjmi, ODA and many more.  The ideal candidate loves solving spatial problems, can manage a small team, is resourceful, and has extensive experience in façades and waterproofing, including in-depth knowledge of products, assembly types, and structure. 

Responsibilities will include:

Interacting with clients during design assist, schematic design, and design development to understand façade needs and assist with design decision-making.
Leading a team of 1-3 people to develop full construction documents and shop drawings in AutoCAD or Revit for a variety of façade project types.
Reviewing and commenting on façade shop drawings by others.    
Communicating with clients to establish their needs, and maintaining a dialogue throughout the project. 
Ensuring production of deliverables to agreed timelines and within budget. 

Qualifications include:

Education in architecture, structural engineering, industrial design, or construction
Minimum 3-6 years’ work experience in facade engineering.
Extensive experience in façades and waterproofing, including in-depth knowledge of products, assembly types, and structure.
Proficiency 2D drafting in CAD; 3D computer modeling in Rhino, Revit, AutoCad.
Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal).
Able to understand the balance of priorities on differing projects.    
Planning and organizational skills. 
Ability to effectively manage a small team of 1-3 people
Ability to identify and solve problems using available resources
Ability to work independently as well as in team
Our New York City office gets light from three sides and includes a great outdoor terrace and barbecue!  Full benefits.  Coffee Machine.  Hope to hear from you soon. 

Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and work samples to Markus Wilmers; m.wilmers@laufsed.com