Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, a portfolio of selected work that demonstrates relevant experience and references. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens must describe their status to work in the United States, including detailing visa type and duration. Please note that due to the large number of inquiries we receive, we are unable to respond to each candidate.

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Design Architect

2016-12-02

(5-7 years of experience)

Safdie Architects is seeking experienced designers with exceptional creativity and communication skills to join their design practice.
Design Architects work directly with Moshe Safdie and the firm's Principals to develop design concepts and architectural ideas and are responsible for organizing and coordinating the design efforts of all members of the design team across multiple projects concurrently. Given the diversity of the firm's projects, with regards to project type, scale and geographic location, the Design Architect needs to be extremely nimble and be comfortable working within such diversity.
Candidates must be able to effectively supervise and lead teams of junior architects, have demonstrated experience developing and maintaining communication between architects and consultants and a strong knowledge of the design and detailing of complex projects. The position requires experience in the production of concept, schematic and design development documents for large scale, programmatically complex public and private projects. In addition to managing a team and being proficient with the tools of design, candidates need to be keen on being involved directly in the production of design studies, presentations and drawings.

Candidates must be highly motivated, have the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and possess a willingness to assume both project-wide and office-related responsibility.
- Strong basis in dealing with rational and complex geometries;
- An investigative nature and superior problem-solving skills;
- Excellent visual and verbal communication skills;
- Expertise in AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Suite and various rendering software;
- Proficiency in REVIT and experience with BIM preferred;
- All applicants must have the authorization to work within the United States;
Aside from involvement on the architectural projects, designers will have the opportunity to work on research driven efforts and assist with publications and exhibitions.
Headquartered in Somerville, MA with offices in Toronto, Jerusalem, Singapore and Shanghai to support ongoing projects.
Current work in design and construction includes the National Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina; a residential tower in Manhattan; medical education and research facilities in Sao Paulo, Brazil; a hospital in Cartagena, Colombia; and mixed-use developments in Saudi Arabia, China and Singapore.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and work samples in PDF format to employment@msafdie.com

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Interior Designer

2017-09-14

(4-6 years of experience)

Safdie Architects is seeking an Interior Designer / Interiors-focused Architect with exceptional creatively and ingenuity to join their design practice.
Interior Designers work directly with Moshe Safdie and the firm’s Principals to develop interior concepts that are informed by the design of each project which range from incredible diversity, in terms of typology, scale and geography. The Interiors-focused designers are embedded within the architectural teams and are expected to manage multiple project assignments concurrently.
Candidates should have demonstrated experience in preparing design presentations, materials and finish boards; exposure to interior documentation and millwork detailing; and in the selection and specification of furniture and materials for FF&E procurement.

Candidates must be highly motivated and have the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
• Assist with the growth and maintenance of the current materials library;
• Excellent visual and verbal communication skills;
• Expertise in AutoCAD and Adobe Suite required;
• Proficiency in Rhino, REVIT and experience with BIM strongly preferred;
• Accredited professional degree in Interior Design or Architecture;
• All applicants must have the authorization to work within the United States;
Headquartered in Somerville, MA with offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Jerusalem to support ongoing projects.
Current work in design and construction includes the National Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina; a residential tower in Manhattan; medical education and research facilities in São Paulo, Brazil; a hospital in Cartagena, Colombia; workspace interiors for an office headquarters in Singapore, and mixed-use developments in Saudi Arabia, China and Singapore.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and work samples in PDF format to employment@msafdie.com

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2017 Research Fellowship

2015-04-30

Though the skyscraper has been with us for a century, we are yet to discover how to deploy it as an effective building block for contemporary urbanism. Before the age of towers, we could take for granted that buildings aggregated to create boulevards, streets, squares and crescents‚ - wholesome places for the public realm. Today, the dominant typology of towers is a singular, autonomous structure, experienced as a sculptural object. Alternatively, and becoming more common, are clusters of mixed-use towers atop a podium, predominantly designed as self contained, introverted, and privatized environments. Planning, zoning and urban design have not provided the tools to accommodate and regulate the great inter-dependency of towers in the city, the impact on light and view on each other and their surroundings.

The challenge going forward is to recognize that towers are highly interdependent and require new planning tools to resolve their relationship. Moreover, their impact, as they collide with the ground, with or without podiums, is enormous. Only powerful concepts for how earth meets tower can begin to bring about an urbanism in which the public realm is continuous, truly public, and possesses the appropriate environmental conditions.

In this world of towers, designed as a collective - connecting, bridging and creating urban places at various levels opens up a new realm of possibilities for a better functioning and humane city.

Safdie Architects announces a call for submissions for the 2016 Research Fellowship Program. Fellows will work with Moshe Safdie and his Practice to formulate specific proposals and research plans that fit within the umbrella theme.

2 Fellows will be invited to spend one year in residence at the Boston office of Safdie Architects. Each Fellow will receive administrative and research support and have access to the consultants and resources of the office. The Fellowship carries a stipend commensurate with experience.

Candidates should have a degree from an accredited School of Architecture and minimum 5 years practice experience.

Applicants should send a letter of intent discussing their interest in the theme, curriculum vitae, names of three references and a portfolio of professional and academic work.

Send materials to fellowship@msafdie.com or to our mailing address below:
Safdie Architects
c/o Research Fellowship Search Committee
100 Properzi Way
Somerville, MA 02143

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