Careers

We are always looking for creative professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. Our current openings are listed below. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, résumé, and work samples (10mb or less) to careers@brooklyn.studio.

The Brooklyn Studio Careers

Project Manager I and II

Description

PM1: Licensed architect or non-registered graduate with at least 3 years of post-graduate experience and familiarity with the firm’s project typology. Manages one project with supervision provided by a more experienced PM2, Senior Project Manager or Principal. Depending on the size of the project a PM1 may have responsibility to direct a Project Designer as part of the production team.

PM2: Licensed architect or non-registered graduate with at least 5 years of post-graduate experience and familiarity with the firm’s project typology. Responsible for the full management of one or more projects. The management effort is guided by a Senior Project Manager or Principal. Typically, a PM2 is responsible for directing one or more Project Designers as part of the production team.

Your Impact

The Project Manager position is responsible for ensuring their assigned project(s) run effectively. As the project lead, the Project Manager is responsible for facilitating the project design process, monitoring the work effort and fee, and maintaining overall quality control of the product, documents, and provided service.

Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Project planning: Work with the project Principal to develop and document project sequence and specific milestone dates; assist in preparation of fee and construction cost estimates; review of all regulatory applications, processes, codes, and development of strategies for compliance
  • Design Development: Organize the effort to advance the design and documentation, including product research, consultant coordination, and production management. For larger and more complex projects, a PM1 may be assigned to the team to assist with production management and consultant coordination.
  • Communications: Serve as primary point of contact for all aspects of the project including the external client, consultants, and regulatory bodies. Manage internal team communications. Organize and facilitate all client meetings. Attend construction site meetings. Direct and proof all meeting minutes and field reports prepared by the Project Designer.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Performance: Meet with the firm’s financial consultants monthly to review project financials and schedule. Attend weekly staffing meetings. Coordinate, prepare for, and participate in periodic drawing set reviews with the project Principal or Senior Project Managers.

Internal Firm Management

  • Mentor and encourage development of the firm’s 4 skills (management, design, communication, technical) with Designers, Interns, and other junior staff.
  • Assist the Principals and firm management team to maintain and develop project standards.

Qualifications

  • First professional degree – B.Arch or M.Arch
  • (PM1) 3 or more years’ experience, (PM2) 5 or more years’ experience with at least 2 years working as a Project Architect or in a similar position with primary responsibility for general project progress and team leadership.
  • Licensed in New York State (not required, but preferred).
  • (PM2) Ability to manage more than one project through delegation.
  • Solid understanding of the components and sequencing of the project design process and contract management process.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, consistently, and frequently with the project team, project principal and client.
  • Organized; schedule- and process-oriented.
  • Working knowledge of Vectorworks (or other similar CAD program), Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

To be considered for this role, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and work samples to careers@brooklyn.studio.

We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice. We believe that the power of diversity enriches our work: it provides us with broad framework to understand and engage with our community, address challenges, and design innovative solutions. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Project Designer I and II

Description

Project Designer is an entry-level position with a broad range of duties depending upon the level of experience. It is a training position for unlicensed architectural school graduates intent on developing the skills necessary to adequately perform the job of a Project Architect. The basic requirements of the position involve performing various production oriented and project administrative tasks. A Project Designer may be working toward licensure.

A Project Designer will primarily work under the supervision of a Project Architect but may also work directly with a Project Manager or Principal depending on the size of the project. Designers may also work on a variety of project types and for different Project Architects or Project Managers.

A Project Designer 2 begins the transition to Project Architect / Project Manager. They will perform some of the project administrative tasks at the direction of the Project Architect, but not be responsible for managing the project progress.

Responsibilities

Project Designer 1

  • Working under the direction of a Project Architect or Project Manager, execute general production and project administrative tasks. Primarily this will involve the preparation of working documents.
  • Attend project team, client and site meetings as necessary.
  • Assist the Project Architect or Project Manager to maintain project files, specifically CAD files.
  • Prepare presentation drawings, models as appropriate. Preparation of schematic design drawings, models and renderings, working drawings and specifications
  • Assist in project coordination.
  • Take initiative to learn new skills and gain exposure to all aspects of project work.
  • Familiarize self with and adhere to The Brooklyn Studio's project standards.

Project Designer 2

  • All of the responsibilities listed for PD1 role
  • Managing a team on a project survey
  • Direct communications and coordination with client, consultant, and/or contractor, under the direction of a Project Architect or Project Manager
  • Attendance, with primary communication role, at project site meetings during construction.

Qualifications

  • First professional degree – B.Arch or M.Arch (recommended but not required)
  • Any work experience a plus including construction experience.
  • General ability to draw and visualize in 3-dimensions.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Vectorworks (CAD), Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Ability to draw by hand, render or make models is a plus.
  • Demonstrated desire to continue professional development and learn new skills necessary to project advancement.
  • General ability to show good judgment, common sense, readily ask questions, execute work quickly, listen, and take direction.

To be considered for this role, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and work samples to careers@brooklyn.studio.

We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice. We believe that the power of diversity enriches our work: it provides us with broad framework to understand and engage with our community, address challenges, and design innovative solutions. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Interior Designer

Overview

We are seeking a talented Interior Designer to join our growing Interiors Department.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on projects with architects and interior designers.
  • Work with clients and department director to establish design standards, scope of work and budget.
  • FF&E specification.
  • Assist in the preparation of client presentations.
  • Select samples and choose color palettes to be approved by client.
  • Assist in sourcing and selecting furniture new/vintage/antique/custom, lighting, and finishes.
  • Prepare lighting, hardware, paint, and material schedules.
  • Produce drawings in computer-aided design software.
  • Design architectural details such as millwork and custom furniture.
  • Communication and corresponding with vendors.
  • Attend site meetings and installations.
  • Coordinate with various trades throughout the project to ensure a seamless execution of all deliverables.
  • Assist in project admin: vendor quotes, client proposals, sample requests, POs, CFAs, reserves, department organization.
  • Assist and support procurement department.
  • Assist with receiving and management of project inventory.
  • Assist with photoshoot styling.
  • Follow up with clients to ensure design specifications have been met.

Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a minimum of three years of relevant work experience with a strong background in design.
  • Candidates should be capable of delegating tasks and working efficiently under deadlines in a fast-paced, busy, and creative atmosphere.
  • Must hold a degree in interior design from an accredited university.
  • Prior experience with purchase orders and contract negotiations.
  • Preparation of proposals for clients in IVY (training available).
  • Knowledge of high-end contemporary and vintage design.
  • Detailed-oriented with strong project management skills.
  • Assist with receiving and management of project inventory.
  • Comfortable working within all phases of design process.
  • Knowledge of Vector Works, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, VRay, and/or Rhino.
  • Ability to develop furniture plans, interior elevations, and details.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of high-end contemporary and vintage design.
  • Sourcing & Management of FF&E, including custom designs for high-end residential projects.
  • Preparation of budgets, schedules, and design presentations for principal & clients.
  • Liaising with suppliers & vendors.
  • Oversee & coordinate installations.
  • Ideal candidate has strong visual, hands-on crafting, creative panache.
  • A feel for color, texture, lighting, space, and ambience.
  • Creative and inspirational approach in responding to, and meeting, clients’ needs.
  • Polished communication skills and the ability to articulate ideas.
  • Keen listening skills and the ability to accept and incorporate client feedback.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • This position will require the ability to lift 25lbs, the use of ladders, the use of hand tools and equipment — including but not limited to box cutters, hammers, levels, drills/screwdrivers.

To be considered for this role, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and work samples to careers@brooklyn.studio.

We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice. We believe that the power of diversity enriches our work: it provides us with broad framework to understand and engage with our community, address challenges, and design innovative solutions. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Brooklyn Studio Careers