CO Adaptive is hiring. We are looking for a Junior Designer to join our team. 

CO Adaptive Architecture is a process oriented architectural practice focused on retrofitting our existing building stock to create energy efficient, climate resilient and spatially beautiful environments. We believe it is our responsibility as architects to understand the design of one building as part of a holistic system and there is a global cost to every decision made. Our practice aims to reduce the environmental impact of construction throughout the extents of the process, including demolition waste management, material sourcing and reuse, operational energy use, embodied energy, and future adaptability.

We are constantly working to evolve and improve the ways that we practice. We approach the design process holistically, integrating cost analysis, carbon analysis and 3-D building information modeling from the very beginning of each project. We believe in working smarter, not harder, and we close our doors at 6PM to foster enjoying life outside of the office. CO Adaptive strives to offer a fun and creative office culture that values and rewards collaboration and innovation. We don’t believe a top down approach has a place in a collaborative environment, and are convinced that the best results are achieved when everyone's voice is valued and respected. To that end, CO Adaptive believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to building our practice and we encourage all interested candidates to apply.
Position Summary

CO Adaptive is seeking an enthusiastic Junior Designer to join our team. For this entry level position, candidates should have an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in architecture and professional experience is not required. Strong communication skills and confidence in figuring out unknown territory is a must. Skills in Revit are beneficial, as well as a knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, Bluebeam, and other 3D modeling and rendering programs.

The role will be varied with equal amounts design, research, construction documentation, department filing, and construction administration. The position is ideal for someone who wants to see all aspects of how a small architectural office functions.

The salary will be commensurate with experience and skill level. We conduct quarterly performance evaluations which provide the opportunity for feedback, goal setting, and compensation review. In addition, we provide employees with an annual stipend and paid time off to use towards professional development and educational advancement. We support each of our team members pursuit of licensure through access to resources, compensation for exams, and exposure to the range of experiences required for licensing programs. Healthcare coverage, 401K packages, and additional benefits are available after the first quarter of employment.
Core Responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with other team members to develop a project.
  • Preparing Schematic Design and Design Development studies, presentations and drawing sets.
  • Conducting zoning and code analysis with the support of other team members.
  • Assembling material and precedent research.
  • Participating in the preparation of the Department Filing documents.
  • Assembling Construction Document packages.
  • Attending construction site meetings alongside a senior team member, writing meeting minutes and field reports.

If you are interested in the position, please complete the Application Form below.

Building 303, Suite 603, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205