Pickard Chilton, an award-winning studio practicing globally, is looking for talented architectural designers to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate would bring a keen passion for solving unique design problems at a variety of scales – from human scaled tactile considerations to urban master-planning, and how those solutions form an integrated whole. The candidate would also have an interest in a varied work-day that might include: building physical and digital models; doing project research; participating in team meetings; working on drawing sets; creating renderings and visuals for project presentations; and, involvement in the construction administration process.
An ideal candidate seeks a rigorous yet rewarding studio environment that offers learning through a typologically and geographically diverse range of projects. The designer must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, and work and design effectively as both an individual and as a team member. Strong graphic and design capabilities, paired with effective communication skills, are essential. Knowledge and experience working with Rhino, Revit, Lumion, V-Ray, Grasshopper, AutoCAD and the Adobe software suite is a plus. The studio’s commitment to physical model-making and iterative design, using both physical and digital media, make competency in model making an asset. Designers have numerous opportunities to gain a broad range of professional experience – from competition through construction administration phases. Our open project team approach encourages all members to meaningfully participate in and contribute to the design process.
Located in New Haven, Connecticut across from the historic Green and Yale University, Pickard Chilton provides design services to public and private sector clients in North America and around the globe. With a studio of 50, the firm is large enough to pursue and complete highly competitive projects of landmark scale yet small enough to maintain a studio setting and small project team size that creates a collaborative environment featuring partners, project managers, and architectural designers all working alongside each other. Applying a potent mix of idealism, pragmatism, creativity and rigor, the principals and designers work closely with clients to meet aspirations that are both deeply felt and objectively measurable. All aspects of the firm’s work are animated by the belief in the transformative power of research-driven design to deliver high performance buildings that create measurable value for clients and build better communities.
Current projects include state-of-the-art corporate headquarters, commercial office towers, academic facilities, mixed-use complexes, luxury hotels and residential towers in cities such as Austin, Atlanta, Cambridge, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Oakland, Phoenix, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle, Stuttgart, Tampa, Tokyo, and Washington, DC.