New York, NY
James Carpenter Design Associates

The work of James Carpenter Design Associates [JCDA] is motivated by a deeply held agenda that seeks to merge ecological and aesthetic goals by exploring the natural world to manifest its material, structural and environmental beauty in the built environment.  

The work is a synthesis of creative ideas and technical expertise that straddles the fields of art, design and engineering, while forging creative implementations of innovative technologies.  

Light in transmission, reflection and refraction as it is perceived, is the work’s initial inspiration, which becomes a guiding principle in designing a complete project.  The result is design that reestablishes and enriches the individual’s relationship with light and other phenomena within the urban experience.

JCDA is a small studio that works on a selection of art, cultural, institutional and commercial projects around the world.  We team with a range of practices and disciplines, working in close collaboration to realize a design vision.  We work in an open converted loft building in TriBeCa, with direct access to light and view.

Skill sets needed to join the JCDA team:

Candidates must demonstrate a curiosity, desire and initiative to explore light phenomena and the interaction of materials and light through digital and physical models.  In addition, we are looking for the following:

Comprehensive spatial understanding and visual communication, demonstrated through models, drawings, renderings and sketches
Working fluency in 3D software, including Revit, Rhino, and Sketch-up
Working knowledge and/or fluency in Adobe applications and AutoCAD
Curiosity and interest in exploring and applying leading technologies to the built environment through models and mock-ups
Strong collaborator
Self-motivated, organized, with strong graphic skills      
1-5 years of experience

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture or Engineering
Please submit resume, portfolio and cover letter to with “Intermediate Designer” in the subject line. Please do not send attachments exceeding 8 MB.  Responses without cover letter will not be reviewed.