Sage and Coombe Architects create architecture that strengthens communities. Led by Jennifer Sage FAIA, and Peter Coombe AIA, Sage and Coombe Architects has built a portfolio focused on social infrastructure through diverse projects ranging from the multiphase transformation of the Noguchi Museum to the design of the next generation of New York City phone booths. They worked with the New York City mayor’s office to help rebuild the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. For New York City's Design Excellence Initiative, they created an award-winning prototype for park facilities that was adopted as the new standard. Over two decades, the team has designed libraries, parks, firehouses, athletic facilities, art centers, schools for all ages—and from time to time, they take on a beach house, townhouse, or penthouse.
We seek an Architectural Designer with 1 to 3 years of experience committed to designing innovation, building craft, and environmental stewardship. Candidates should have considerable design competency and strong 3D skills for client presentations, competitions, and in-house use for a wide range of typologies. Successful candidates will have project responsibilities from concept design through construction administration and possess an excellent spatial sense, an eye for detail, and the ability to communicate graphically. They will also have basic knowledge of BIM standards and systems (Revit).
We believe that architecture businesses have disproportionately excluded the most marginalized people in society, including people of color, women, people from working-class backgrounds, and LGBTQI people. Because we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from these communities or those who are members of other marginalized groups.
Experience and qualifications:
5-years Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture
1 to 3 years of experience in several phases of the design process: conceptual, design development, construction documents, and construction administration
Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the U.S.
Applicants must have:
Excellent communication skills with fluency in English (spoken and written) and ability to ensure accuracy and professionalism in all communications
Significant contributions to a well-documented and coordinated drawing set
Fluency in AutoCAD and ability to produce detailed drawing sets, and basic Revit knowledge is a plus
Excellent Adobe Suite and Rhino modeling skills
Understanding of materials and construction techniques
A strong desire to develop as a professional architect
Responsibilities of the candidate shall include but are not limited to:
Ability to work individually or collaboratively with and report to Project Leader and/or Principal and meet project deadlines promptly
Talented in preparation of presentation material
Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced and rigorous environment
Generate hand-drawn and CAD sketches, working and presentation models throughout the design process
Generate detailed digital 3D models throughout the design process
Preparation of comprehensive drawing sets from concept design through construction documents
Demonstrated talent and ability to produce renderings
Maintain files including drawings, documents, specifications, correspondences, and all other project materials in an organized manner following firm protocols
We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and professional development support for Junior staff.