Pickard Chilton, an award-winning studio practicing globally, is looking for talented architectural designers with 3-6 years of experience to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate seeks to apply their previous work experience to make an immediate impact and take stake in large-scale, typologically and geographically diverse projects. The candidate would feel comfortable adding design input/criticism, acting as a generator of design, taking ownership of elements of the design/coordination process, directing other members of the team, and presenting work generated by the team to outside clients and consultants. These roles are in addition to day-to-day work including; building physical and digital models; doing project research; participating in team meetings; working on drawing sets; creating renderings and visuals for project presentations; and, involvement in the construction administration process.
Our studio culture is enriched by the unique skillsets and perspectives each designer brings with them, and successful candidates will have passion and readiness to communicate their ideas graphically, through design, and with effective verbal communication. The designer must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, and work and design effectively as both an individual and as a team member. Knowledge of and experience working professionally with Rhino, Revit, AutoCAD, and the Adobe Suite are required; Lumion, V-Ray, and Grasshopper are a plus. Ideal candidates seek a rigorous yet rewarding studio atmosphere that promotes collaboration, professional growth, and continued development as a designer in a non-hierarchical environment.
Located in New Haven, Connecticut across from the historic Green and Yale University; Pickard Chilton is a studio of 50 designers working with the most ambitious organizations, future-focused cities, and engaging in international design competitions. We pride ourselves on our studio atmosphere and small project team size that creates a collaborative environment featuring partners, project managers, architectural designers, and interns all working alongside each other to solve design challenges. Our project team approach and studio practice model allow all members to meaningfully participate in and contribute to the design process. Designers have the opportunity to gain a broad range of professional experience – from competition through Construction Administration phases. We endorse a broad spectrum of professional development avenues and support ARE, LEED, and Well AP candidates as well as support for individualized areas of growth and research based on personal interests.
Current projects include state-of-the-art corporate headquarters, commercial office towers, academic facilities, mixed-use complexes, luxury hotels and residential towers in cities such as Atlanta, Austin, Cambridge, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle, Stuttgart, Tampa, Tokyo, and Washington, DC.
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.