MICHAEL K CHEN ARCHITECTURE (MKCA) is a growing New York-based architecture firm dedicated to producing innovative and thoughtful built work and applied research. The office’s portfolio encompasses a wide range of scales, from the design of furniture, to interiors, to buildings, all of which is deeply informed by a commitment to craft at the highest level, and a love of tinkering, of drawing, and of making. Established in 2012, MKCA has been recognized with numerous international awards and press, and is sought after by a diverse clientele.
Current projects include high-end houses and apartments, new multifamily buildings, commercial interiors, libraries and other small institutional projects, exhibitions, research, and writing. Our projects frequently straddle the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and industrial design, often in collaboration with artists and other designers, scientists, and engineers. We work as a tightly knit team operating from a studio environment in Manhattan, and all team members participate in the full spectrum of our services and activities.
We are seeking talented junior level architects and designers to join our team. Staff designers work with project managers and the firm principal to develop projects from concept to realization, generating design studies and production documents, and the representation of projects for presentation and communication. Staff designers engage the entire range of the office’s creative workflow through sketching, parametric design, digital modeling, rendering, drafting, physical model making, and prototyping.
The ideal candidate is one with strong design skills and a point of view that are complementary to the practice, and someone who is curious, detail-oriented, hardworking, and eager to get their hands a little dirty. The position offers numerous opportunities to contribute meaningfully to the work of the office.
- A degree in Architecture.
- Strong digital design skills. Fluency with Rhino, Grasshopper, and V-Ray are a must.
- Strong drawing and graphic skills including in AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite. Revit experience is a plus.
- A demonstrated commitment to making, whether through analog or digital means, including CNC milling, Robotics, 3D printing, or others.
- 1-2 years of professional architecture experience is highly desirable
This is a full-time position with competitive compensation commensurate with a candidate’s experience and qualifications. MKCA offers a complete suite of employee benefits, including paid time off; health, dental, and vision coverage; 401(K) with employer match; and an inclusive and equality minded workplace, committed to diversity. We do however, have an affinity for nerds. And some of our team are dogs.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter with salary requirements, current CV, and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please limit attachments to 25mb. We are unfortunately not able to consider candidates without authorization to work in the United States.