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Hiring: Design Architect at Safdie Architects
<span class="custom-text-variable-c372f618-3e61-489d-91d2-70780d86ba9e" style="color:inherit;display:inline-block"><span style="color:rgba(21, 57, 146, 1)">Hiring: Design Architect at Safdie Architects</span></span>

Location: Somerville, MA

Job Type: On-Site

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About Safdie Architects

Safdie Architects is a design studio driven by a spirit of innovation and idealism, founded upon the guiding principles that architecture should be inherently timeless, connected to nature, and profoundly humane. Their design philosophy is rooted in Moshe Safdie’s powerful metaphor: “For Everyone a Garden”, the beautifully simple notion that sees architecture as a generous act of connecting us to nature and creating meaningful spaces of community that serve as catalysts for vibrant public life.

Job Description:

Safdie Architects is seeking experienced architects with exceptional design, communication, and leadership skills to join their design practice. Design Architects work directly with Moshe Safdie and the firm’s Principals to develop design concepts and architectural ideas and are responsible for organizing and coordinating the efforts of all members of the design team across multiple projects concurrently. Given the diversity of the firm’s projects, with regards to project type, scale, and geographic location, Design Architects need to be extremely nimble and be comfortable working within such diversity.

Job Responsibilities:

Candidates must be able to effectively supervise and lead teams of junior architects, have demonstrated experience developing and maintaining communication between architects and consultants, and have a strong knowledge of the design and detailing of complex projects. The position requires experience in the production of concept, schematic, and design development documents for large-scale, programmatically complex public and private projects. In addition to managing a team and being proficient with the tools of design, candidates need to be keen on being involved directly in the production of design studies, presentations, and drawings.

  • A strong basis in dealing with rational and complex geometries
  • An investigative nature and superior problem-solving skills
  • Adept at leading and directing engineering consultants and collaborators
  • Expertise in AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Suite, and rendering software
  • Strong working knowledge of REVIT and experience with BIM preferred
  • All applicants must have the authorization to work within the United States

Candidates must be highly motivated, can work effectively in a collaborative team environment, and possess a willingness to assume both project-wide and office-related responsibility.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Architectural Design
  • Urban Design
  • Consultant Coordiantion
  • SD, DD,CD,CA
  • Client Coordination
  • Physical models
  • 3D models
  • Strong communication skills

Software Skills:

  • Autocad
  • Rhino
  • Enscape
  • Vray
  • Lumion
  • Adobe Suite

Minimum Education Level:

Masters

Experience Requirement:

6 -8 Years

Visa:

Required

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