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New York, NY

Senior Project Manager –NY

Company Preview: One of Interior Design’s top 100 Giants, MKDA was established in 1959, an award-winning architectural and design firm headquartered in New York City with offices in Florida, DC and Connecticut. Driven by our designs and proven by our partnerships with our clients, 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.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.

Position Preview: The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for directing and guiding project teams throughout the duration of each project, while also serving as the client’s primary day-to-day contact and managing expectations. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented, a critical thinker, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

Must currently reside in the NY Tri-State Area or be willing to relocate.

 

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Ensuring quality completion of deliverables on time and on budget
-Monitoring contract compliance and execution
-Preparing work plans
-Overseeing and adjusting project financials, schedules and staffing to meet design and profitability goals
-Directing and guiding project teams throughout the duration of the project
-Attending meetings and managing client expectations
-Serving as client’s primary day-to-day contact, responding to questions and concerns in a timely manner
-Participating in invoicing process
-Tracking key metrics and project data
-Participating in programming, visioning and site assessment tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

-Significant experience in the fields of architecture or interior architecture with a minimum of 10 years experience with licensure OR 20 years experience with a minimum of 8 years in project management.
-Highly proficient in AutoCAD and 3D Rendering, Adobe Creative Suite, ArchiCAD and Sketch-Up a plus
-Holistic understanding of the design process with thorough knowledge of technical design & construction drawing documentation
-Experience successfully directing the technical and delivery portions of multiple high-profile projects simultaneously
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and ability to multi-task

-RA, AIA, CID and LEED a plus

Miami, Florida

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER 10-15yrs

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 our Principal Architect and Technical Director 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 goals. 

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for directing and guiding project teams throughout the duration of each project, while also serving as the client’s primary day-to-day contact and managing expectations. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented, a critical thinker, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. 

 

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 (not limited to)

  • Ensuring quality completion of deliverables on time and on budget
  • Monitoring contract compliance and execution
  • Preparing work plans
  • Overseeing and adjusting project financials, schedules and staffing to meet design and profitability goals
  • Directing and guiding project teams throughout the duration of the project
  • Attending meetings and managing client expectations
  • Serving as client’s primary day-to-day contact, responding to questions and concerns in a timely manner
  • Participating in invoicing process
  • Tracking key metrics and project data
  • Participating in programming, visioning and site assessment tasks.

Qualifications

  • Significant experience in the fields of architecture with a minimum of 10 years experience with licensure OR 10 years experience with a minimum of 8 years in project management.
  • Highly proficient in Revit and project management software
  • Holistic understanding of the design process with thorough knowledge of technical design & construction drawing documentation
  • Experience successfully directing the technical and delivery portions of multiple high-profile projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • RA, AIA, CID and LEED a plus

Washington, DC

INTERIOR DESIGNER (4-6 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE)

Company Preview: Established in 1959 in NYC, MKDA became the Garment District’s leading design firm, designing showrooms for high profile fashion brands. In the 1970’s the firms practice area diversified and was expanded to full scope integrated design services for Retail, Workplace, Hospitality and Lifestyle Projects. MKDA is Headquartered in New York City with offices in Florida, Connecticut and recently opened the Washington DC office. The DC studio is currently seeking a motivated, technically strong and creative intermediate architect with 4-6 years of Interior Architectural design experience, Architectural Documentation, Technical Detailing and Implementation.

 

Position Preview: This is a unique opportunity to participate in the development of a range of different commercial interior projects from concept to completion and learn all aspects of the process along the way. Candidate will take part in Design Development of a project, assist the Design Lead with creating Construction Documents and performing Construction Administration You will work closely with our Design Principal and Technical Director to develop design ideas and creatively problem solve, as well as provide strong technical support and interface with clients regularly. Our DC office is a boutique studio where all ideas are welcome, and no one is exempt from pursuing their own personal and professional goals.

 

Candidates must have as strong organization, team building skills in addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be motivated by helping create impactful environments. Salary commensurate with the education, professional experience and demonstrated knowledge. MKDA is Equal-opportunity employer. Please email cover letter, resume and portfolio in PDF format to kaldan@mkda.com with “Project Designer – DC” in the subject line.

Key Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Participating in client’s programming interviews, generating programming documents. Interpreting client’s needs, space planning, conceptual design, schematic design, design development and construction documentation.
  • Participating in client design presentations and new business opportunities.
  • Participating in the selection and presentation of furniture, furniture systems and finishes ( FFE ) and color palettes.
  • Generate design with 3D models and 3D views with Revit and other software to communicate design concepts.
  • Generate interior finishes selection
  • Generate construction plans, reflected ceiling plans, P&C plans, finish plans, elevations, details and schedules.
  • Work and coordinate with external consultants and vendors.
  • Work in synergistic manner with other design professionals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Interiors
  • 4-6 years of project experience in an architectural practice on commercial interiors projects
  • AIA and LEED registration preferred
  • Excellence in Revit and experience with additional design software; Adobe
    Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and MS Office
  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, and building construction types
  • Demonstrated expertise in sustainable building practices and/or office leadership in sustainable building practices experience preferred
  • Interested in growing into Project Architect role

Washington, DC

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Company Preview: Established in 1959 in NYC, MKDA became the Garment District’s leading design firm, designing showrooms for high profile fashion brands. In the 1970’s the firms practice area diversified and was expanded to full scope integrated design services for Retail, Workplace, Hospitality and Lifestyle Projects. MKDA is Headquartered in New York City with offices in Florida, Connecticut and recently opened the Washington DC office.

 

Position Preview: This is a unique opportunity to participate in the development of a range of different commercial interior projects from concept to completion. The Technical Director leads the office as an expert in technologies and systems that improve the quality, cost effectiveness and performance of our projects. This person must understand the necessity of thorough drawings, coordinated information and well-detailed Interior projects as part of the overall success of our firm. You will work closely with the Design Principals to develop design ideas and creatively solving problems, as well as provide strong technical direction to the technical staff. Our DC office is a boutique studio where all ideas are welcome, and no one is exempt from pursuing their own personal and professional goals.

 

Candidates must have as strong organization, team building skills in addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be motivated by helping create impactful environments. Salary commensurate with the education, professional experience and demonstrated knowledge. MKDA is Equal-opportunity employer. Please email cover letter, resume and portfolio in PDF format to kaldan@mkda.com with “Project Designer – DC” in the subject line.

 

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.

Please email cover letter, resume and portfolio in PDF format to kaldan@mkda.com with “Technical Director – DC” in the subject line. Must have current authorization to work in the United States. Individual Candidates Only – No Placement Services.

Key Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Licensed Architect to oversee, sign and stamp local drawings.
  • Technical review of all local construction documents.
  • Ensures technical adherence to office firm-wide standards by developing and providing technical viewpoint on projects.
  • Provides technical solutions to design dilemmas.
  • Reviews CDs to ensure compliance with local codes, building systems and ADA requirements.
  • Responsible for technical reviews and provides construction administration.
  • Coordinates engineering consultant’s work to ensure compliance with design solution and timely submission of documents.
  • May be required to assist with support for field surveys and due diligence.
  • Meets with municipal building department and other governing agency officials to coordinate approvals or variances
  • Must have extensive code knowledge. Able to interpret the code and provide solutions that satisfy multiple parties.
  • Manages the work of other technical staff. Oversees tasks and provides feedback on work product.
  • Mentor to other staff, assisting in detail development, one-on-one reviews of redlines, and staff technical development
  • Able to assist with Revit production.
  • Answer building code questions, both internally, and from the client.
  • Attend client interviews

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of commercial interior design projects.
  • Advanced Revit skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of design intent and practices.
  • Expert interior architectural detailing skills.
  • Specification writing knowledge.
  • Advanced knowledge of building codes, buildings systems and ADA requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction documentation and construction materials
  • General understanding of legal aspects of the profession and proven risk management ability.
  • Comprehensive contract administration knowledge, including the proven ability to complete complex contract documents.
  • Ability to manage schedule and workload off technical staff
  • Proven ability to explain complex technical information to diverse audiences
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Able to communicate in a thoughtful, patient, consistent, and clear manner
  • Demonstrates collaborative and professional work ethic.