Project Manager / Project Architect

Robert Young Architects
Location: New York, NY, USA
Added on: 14 Sep 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Nov 2023

Robert Young Architects (RYA) is a dynamic team, crafting exceptional, award-winning internationally published architecture from our spacious, sunlit studio by the Highline in West Chelsea. As we embark on a period of exciting growth, we’re on the hunt for just the right individuals to join our team.

At RYA, we’re driven by two core, interdependent objectives:

1. Cultivating Personal and Collective Excellence: We’re dedicated to fostering an organization and culture that prioritizes personal and professional development of each individual as well as the organization.

2. Crafting Architecture that Enhances Lives: Our passion is focused on creating enduring architecture to foster experiences that serve and delight our clients while also enriching the community.

If you’d like to join us in our pursuit of these objectives, we invite you to apply for the position of Project Manager / Project Architect at RYA.

About Us:

We are currently working primarily on high-end residential, design-intensive, ground-up projects in the tri-state area, including the East End of Long Island, Connecticut, Upstate New York, and lately other areas of the country. We also have projects in NYC and extensive experience with apartments, lofts, art galleries, retail, and commercial projects.

At RYA, our approach is characterized by creative, pragmatic responsiveness. We engage in creative exploration and thorough investigation of site specifics and client needs, leading to solutions that are organic, apt, and true to their context. Every project, whether it’s architecture, interior, furniture, object, or landscape, is meticulously guided from concept to completion, weaving together aesthetics, context, budget, program, materials, technology, and construction techniques.

We encourage you to take a look at our website.

The Role:

As a Project Manager / Project Architect at RYA, you’ll have the opportunity to lead projects from inception to completion. We’re seeking someone who embodies these qualities:

  • Passion for Extraordinary Architecture: You aspire to create architecture that enhances lives and you are committed to delivering exceptionally high quality.
  • Attention to Detail: You understand that the foundation of excellence is in the details.
  • Collaborative Spirit: You thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Iterative Process: you enjoy iterating through as many “bad” ideas as it takes to get to the one that feels inevitable.
  • Responsibility-Driven: You eagerly seek and excel in roles of responsibility.
  • Adaptability: You can seamlessly switch between independent and collaborative work.
  • High Standards: You set exacting standards for yourself and inspire them in others.
  • Curiosity and Humility: You approach challenges with an inquisitive yet humble mindset.
  • Construction Proficiency: You have a passion for how buildings are constructed, ideally with hands-on Construction experience at some point in your career in addition to Construction Administration.
  • Mentorship: You enjoy guiding and mentoring junior staff.
  • Effective Communication: You communicate clearly and actionably.
  • Client-Friendly: You are comfortable in client-facing roles.
  • Authority and Humility: You can confidently interact with contractors and subcontractors, combining authority and humility.


Ideal candidates should have:

  • 5-10 years of post-graduate professional experience, with recent involvement in small to medium-sized firms specializing in private residential projects.
  • Professional degree in Architecture from a US-accredited school.
  • Licensure in architecture is a plus or be on track for licensure.
  • Experience as a Project Manager / Project Architect, including managing relationships with design teams, clients, consultants, and contractors.
  • Construction Administration Phase experience
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Suite and Google Workspace. Asana and Monograph a plus.
  • Direct experience managing staff production, including managing staff time and expenses to stay within budget while achieving project goals.
  • US work visa and fluent English.

Join Us:

You will become an integral part of our team, and your role will align with your level of experience. Compensation will be commensurate with your skills and background. RYA offers an extensive benefits package to all full-time employees.

How to Apply:

  • Please respond only if you meet the above qualifications.
  • Send an email to with “PA / PM (your name)” in the subject line and a short cover letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the position.
  • Attach your cover letter, CV, and portfolio in a single PDF. Please ensure that the total size of attachments does not exceed 10MB or provide a link to a download, shared folder, or website.
  • No phone calls or emails other than to, please. We appreciate everyone’s interest, but we may not be able to respond to every application.
  • Applications that do not meet the above qualifications or follow the above guidelines will not be considered. 

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