It begins with us. In order to build client connections and to optimize spatial design, we must actively contribute to an office culture that welcomes all perspectives based on kindness. We value a safe and welcoming work environment while striving for a truly collaborative design studio.

Stamford, Connecticut

JOB CAPTAIN

MKDA is seeking a Job Captain to join our Stamford, CT studio (>). The ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting the Project Manager with construction administration, conducting field surveys and reports, and attending field meetings with clients. If you’d like to be part of our creative and dynamic team, please apply with your cover letter, resume and portfolio in PDF format. MKDA is an equal opportunity employer.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create construction documents
  • General drafting and detailing
  • Construction administration and shop drawing review
  • Field surveys and field reports
  • Client interface

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.Arch or M.Arch with a minimum of five years’ architectural experience in corporate interiors required
  • Excellent communication and technical skills
  • Strong organization, team building and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Must be proficient in Revit, Sketch Up and or 3D rendering.
  • Must have experience working in and currently reside in the NY Tri-State Area or be willing to relocate.

Miami, Florida

SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT

Company Preview: MKDA is a 62-year-old, award-winning architectural and design firm headquartered in New York City with offices in Florida, DC and Connecticut. We are often asked how we are so successful at vying against the bigger names in architecture and winning on significant projects. We think it’s because our history bears us out, but also because many from our local team hail from larger shops, or academia, bringing with them an expansive knowledge and vision alongside MKDA’s innate entrepreneurial drive and passion for delivering individualized attention, highly attuned and tailored design solutions, strong work ethic, and management of budgets and schedules. We also like to think that people enjoy working with us because while we take our work and project outcomes seriously, we value the power of relationships and not taking ourselves too seriously. There are no “starchitects” here, just talented, fun people with a strong work ethic.

 

Position Preview: This is a unique opportunity to participate in the development of architectural projects from concept to completion, and learn all aspects of the process along the way. You will work closely with the Director of Architecture to develop design ideas and creatively problem solve, as well as provide strong technical support and interface with clients regularly. Our architecture group is a boutique studio where all ideas are welcome, and no one is exempt from pursuing their own personal and professional.

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Annual Base Salary based on experience, certifications and portfolio
  • Full Benefits Package – Eligible for bonuses each year, health insurance, 401K with match, FSA account, PTO, Paid Holidays and more

Key Responsibilities 

  • Works with/within the design team from concept to completion on multiple projects of various budgets and scales simultaneously
  • Creates construction documentation for various architectural projects alongside the design team
  • Reviews construction documents and shop drawings for design compliance
  • Participate in the planning of projects from budgeting to design intent
  • Responsible for the coordination of project efforts both administrative and technical to assure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects occurs
  • Act as client liaison to bring the schedule, budget and scope of work to completion
  • Ensures projects stay within design parameters and on deadline
  • Manage client relationships and team communication
  • Resolve complex technical and design issues
  • Conduct on-site observations and document site reviews
  • Process submittals, RFIs, substitution requests, etc. during construction
  • Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project
  • Mentor and grow junior staff members
  • Participate in office culture and initiatives

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
  • Expertise in hospitality, multi-family or mixed-use design projects
  • 6+ years of technical architectural design experience
  • 6+ years of REVIT experience with full construction documentation experience
  • Licensure or LEED preferred but not required
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship-management skills
  • Proven record of managing projects during construction
  • Experience and ability to coordinate with various consultants
  • Interacts well with other disciplines and clients in a manner that builds productive relationships
  • Resolve complex technical and design issues
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and ability to grasp complex functional program requirements
  • Ability to prioritize and concurrently service multiple projects and meet demanding deadline
  • Experience working directly with contractors
  • Experience resolving complex technical and design issues
  • Proficiency with ArchiCAD a plus
  • Understanding of how buildings are constructed and ability to create technical documents that succinctly, thoroughly, and accurately describe the work to be done
  • Understanding of sustainable and universal design concepts

 

Washington, DC

SENIOR DESIGN LEAD

Our Washington, DC studio (>) is seeking a creative and technically strong Senior Design Lead with 15 years experience. A dynamic and fast-paced position, the candidate must manage a variety of assignments from multiple sources, have leadership experience, thrive under deadlines, take initiative and self-manage to prioritize tasks.Salary commensurate with education, professional experience and demonstrated knowledge. Equal-opportunity employer. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, including any salary requirements.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exhibits understanding of the firm’s human-centric design philosophy.
  • Project leadership on interior design, including lead of in house team, project consultants and client.
  • Exhibit strong communication skills with relation to client interaction.
  • Responsible for all phases of the design process, including programming, schematic, design development, construction documents and construction administration
  • Coordinate with outside consultants and vendors.
  • Have a good understanding of interior finishes, materials, furniture, lighting, fixtures, and FF&E schedules and budgets.
  • Proficiency in millwork detailing and specifications and reviewing shop drawings.
  • Ability to work closely with our Executive Managing Director in a startup environment

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional working experience in corporate interior design.
  • Highly proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-Up and 3D Rendering.
  • CID, IIDA, ASID and LEED a plus
  • Experience with creating all project documentation, including Design Development and Construction sets, and Construction Administration
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint and Google Workspace
  • Basic knowledge of current building codes including ADA requirements.
  • Ability to work well with colleagues, clients, vendors and construction managers.
  • Excellent presentation skills and strong communicator with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Possesses strong organizational and problem solving skills, prioritizes and handles multiple deadlines with grace
  • Must be a US green card holder or US citizen and currently living in Washington DC.