Project Manager / Senior Architect

Robert Young Architects
Location: New York, NY, USA
Added on: 7 Jun 2021, Job offer expires on: 4 Dec 2021

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for an immediate opening at Robert Young Architects as a Project Manager / Senior Architect. Project Managers / Senior Architects at RYA are empowered with responsibility for their projects from conception through completion. As team leaders, they manage the staff, develop all project deliverables in a timely manner and within budget, lead consultant coordination, and are the point of contact for clients. Above all, they work in close collaboration with the principal in developing designs that respond adequately and creatively to our client’s needs and expectations.

Prerequisites for the position include a passion for design and problem solving, a commitment to build well in the real world, exacting standards of self and others, and above all, a growth mindset. 

Qualified candidates should have, at minimum: 

  • 12 years post graduate professional experience, preferably in a small to medium sized firm.

  • Professional degree in Architecture from a US accredited school.  

  • Licensed to practice architecture in the US. 

  • Significant experience on private residential projects as the primary project manager / architect reporting directly to a partner or principal, with the day-to-day responsibility of managing relationships with clients, consultants, contractors, etc.

  • Direct experience managing staff production, including responsibility for managing staff time and expenses to provide contracted deliverables on budget. 

  • High level of proficiency with AutoCAD and Adobe suite software. 

Robert Young Architects is a 10 person firm, with a large sunny studio space adjacent to the Highline in the West Chelsea arts district in Manhattan. The RYA team is currently working in person at the studio, following the safety guidelines put forward by NYS and the CDC. 

RYA is driven by design. We hold ourselves to a simple but unrelenting standard of good design. First and most importantly, a good design must solve the problem effectively. Second, it must do so poetically, in a way that transcends its utility. RYA team members identify and exploit the unique qualities of each problem with an open mind, so the first often leads to the second. We work collaboratively and non-hierarchically in pursuit of the best design solutions. Every design is the result of countless iterations. Good ideas are adopted regardless of where they come from. Experimentation and free thinking is encouraged. Critical thinking is required. 

Salary offered will commensurate with experience. RYA offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees. 

RYA is not able to sponsor visas. Applicants who are not authorized to work in the United States will not be considered. 

Instructions to candidates:

  • Send email to with “PM/SA 2021” in the subject line.

  • Attach cover letter, CV and portfolio. 

  • Limit total size of attachments to 5mb, or provide link to a download, shared folder or website. 

  • No phone calls or emails other than to please. 

  • Ability to follow these instructions is a minimum qualification for the position.

  • We value everyone’s interest and apologize that we will not be able to respond to every application.

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