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architectural designer

ARCHITECT / DESIGNER 

 

Location: Philadelphia, PA 

Experience: Minimum 3 years experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience (salary range of $65,000-85,000 per annum)

Job Type: Full-Time

Start Date: August/September 2022

 

ABOUT SCOUT

Scout is an interdisciplinary design and development practice focussed on projects that consider thoughtful design, meaningful community space, and oftentimes non-traditional tenancy.  Oftentime these are transformative projects of historic and challenging buildings  - such as the redevelopment of the historic Bok building (www.bokbuilding.com) in South Philadelphia (a project that is currently on the longlist for a 2022 Dezeen Architecture Award in the Rebirth Category!). Our next project explores the redevelopment of the Cranston Street Armory in Providence, Rhode Island into a facility for recreation, small business and community services. This mixed­-use development is unlike anything undertaken to date in the region and as it is in its early stages of development, the role provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual to contribute to a critical early stage of the project. We are also working on the conversion of a manufacturing facility into a mixed use job training facility. Outside of long-term development projects, we also stay engaged in temporal design-build pieces such as site-specific commissions for the 2022 PHS Flower Show. 

To learn more, please visit www.scout-­ltd.com.

SUMMARY

Scout is seeking a full time Architect / Designer starting in August 2022 to work as part of the design team. The role will focus initially on overseeing the design vision for the reuse of the Cranston Street Armory and managing various collaborators, creatives, and other architects through the development process. This position requires an enthusiastic, detail­ oriented candidate who is interested in working with existing structures and can think about the very large scale and the small scale at the same time. The person will have strong design and visual communication skills and be able to communicate design concepts to a variety of different audiences. This role will range in workflow from confirming site conditions, creating test-fits, drawing from precedent research, leading design concepts through to delivery, cataloging project work, managing way-finding design and commissioning site-specific installations. The ideal candidate has a degree in Architecture with an interest in innovative historic preservation and a minimum of 3 years work experience in the field of architecture or design. 

Successful candidates will have a relevant background in architecture, applicable skills (including 3D and 2D drawing and drafting) and an enthusiasm for Scout’s work. We’re looking for engaged thinkers with diverse skill­ sets, who will bring creativity, experience and enthusiasm to our small and dedicated team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • To develop, commission, and design renderings, collages and materials to communicate design vision

  •  To lead design projects in the production and amendment of drawings (including test-fits, site measurements and scenario testing)

  • To oversee design workshops and charrettes with creatives, community members and collaborators for what is possible within the physical space 

  • To manage design installations and site-specific design build projects as required

  • General tasks as needed

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must have strong skills in visual communication 

  • Positive, confident, can-do attitude 

  • Experienced in Adobe CreativeSuite  and CAD software (preferably Vectorworks) with exceptional graphic presentation, hand drawing and design skills

  • Working knowledge of 3D drawing software i.e.SketchUp or Rhino

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic design thinking

  • Excellent communication skills - professional English, written and verbal

  • A highly professional demeanor with strong attention to detail

  • A self­ motivated and proactive individual

  • Must be able to conduct site visits and verify site conditions on construction sites (able to stand for 5 hours +) 

  • Degree in Architecture (preference will be given to those with a Master’s Degree and 3 years of professional experience)

COMPENSATION

Salary range of $65,000-85,000 per annum with full benefits. Benefits include health, vision and dental insurance (+50% partner coverage), paid maternity and paternity leave, life insurance, 10 federally recognized holidays + 20 personal holiday days.

APPLICATION

To apply, send your resume and portfolio of work with “Architect / Designer” in the subject line to hello@scout­-ltd.com. Applications submitted without a portfolio will not be considered. 

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