Increased climate change issues have greatly influenced changes in architecture and design approaches. So how can homes, commercial buildings, and land exude better sustainability practices?
This week Archinect highlights nine firms that specialize in sustainable design measures to help improve land use and commercial and residential design projects. Whether you are a landscape architect, environmental impact specialist, or sustainability coordinator, don’t miss these employment opportunities below.
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Description: Sasaki’s ange of projects with ambitious environmental and climate goals continues to grow rapidly, and the projects demand sustainability-minded designers to collaborate on project teams, identify opportunities to improve building performance, reduce carbon emissions, and explore building materials that are healthy for people and the environment. The Sustainability Coordinator will work within project teams, and across our architectural practice to explore how every project can address climate change and improve resilience for our clients, our communities and the planet. Must have a professional degree in Architecture from an accredited program and 5-15 years of experience.
At present, Sasaki is working remotely due to COVID, but this position is expected to transition to working from our new downtown Boston office in early 2022. Read more about the position here.
Description: KPF is seeking a Senior Environmental Performance Analyst, passionate about sustainable design, to join the Environmental Performance (KPFep) team in NYC and bring their expertise to the design of high-performance buildings. KPFep is a specialized team within KPF focused on environmental design, building performance simulation, and tool development. The ideal candidate for this position will work directly with KPFep Director, managing the implementation of sustainability strategies in ongoing projects and leading firm-wide initiatives to advance KPF’s climate commitments. A professional degree in Architecture or Engineering is required. A Master’s Degree with a focus on Sustainable Design, Building Science, or Engineering is needed, 3 to 5 years of applicable professional experience in environmental design, and knowledge of fundamentals in building technology and environmental modeling. Read more about the position here.
Description: TBD is currently seeking a design associate to work on architectural, urban, and rural design projects. Our office is based in Washington, DC, and we work nationally. Founded by award-winning architect Omar Hakeem in 2020, To Be Done studio works to create long-lasting and impactful solutions to the multifaceted issues many communities in our country face, we work up and downstream of challenges. They research and engage local and topic area experts to ensure we are well informed before proceeding with the design. They design robust solutions that take into consideration social, environmental sustainability, and climate change. This role will report to the Founder and Principal. The Design Associate will need a Master’s degree in architecture and 1-3 years (minimum) practice experience — project management, design, documentation, and construction admin. Read more about the position here.
Description: The Researcher – Environmental Planning will be a member of KieranTimberlake’s Research Group and will work alongside peer-mentor Environmental Researchers to advance the firm’s pursuit of resilient design solutions for buildings and cities. They will be responsible for applying their understanding of natural systems and ecological design principles to support architectural and research project teams. Qualifications include: Certification from or desire to receive certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC), International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), International Living Future Institute (ILFI), or similar and proficiency with modeling software such as: Arch GIS, ENVI-met, life cycle assessment (LCA), 3D CAD, and visual scripting. Read more about the position here.
*The firm is also hiring 5 other positions here.
Description: Local Architecture firm in Maui that focuses on sustainability and modern design is looking for a new team member(s). Successful candidates will have: A bachelor’s or professional degree in architecture, 1-3 years of experience in a professional setting, strong design and 3D modeling skills, have experience in working in a collaborative environment to develop project documentation. This position requires experience in AutoCAD, ArchiCad, 3D modeling, and Adobe suite as part of the design and documentation process. Experience with 3D printers, Monday Project Management software, renewable energy, and construction experience is a plus. This is not a remote position as we are a creative studio firm. Some days may work from home but you need to be prepared to be in the office as that is where creativity and collaboration is. There will be a three-month trial/training period. Per the firm: Please only reply if you are already based in the US. Read more about the position here.
DSA/SHADE seeks a Designer/Architect
Location: Honolulu, HI
Description: Dean Sakamoto Architects/SHADE is seeking to gather Hawai’i-born/raised talent who may be living and working away from the islands to help expand our mission-based practice. Full or part-time employment or contract-based engagement is possible. In-residence/in-person working is ideal, but virtual consulting may be a possibility. Our immediate objective is to build a team of hard-working designers and place-makers who truly understand our diverse cultural values, the spirit of Aloha and share a love of our land. Those who place themselves above these core values should not apply. DSA/SHADE is a full-service environmental design firm and charitable foundation. Founded in 1999 it’s known for its culturally specific, environmentally concerned design solutions in the Northeast U.S. and Hawai‘i. SHADE, which stands for Sustainable Humanitarian Architecture and Design for the Earth, is a collaborative practice with a focus on and network in the rapidly urbanizing tropical and subtropical Asia-Pacific regions. SHADE Institute, a non-profit subsidiary of SHADE, provides low-cost public interest planning and design services through its training and mentorship program. Read more about the position here.
Description: The qualified candidate will help with all phases of production, including schematic design, 3D rendering, construction documents, red lines, city permit submissions,, bidding and value engineering and construction administration. Required years of professional experience include a Master or Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 3 – 5 years relevant work experience required. Actively pursuing licensure in the State of Colorado. Sustainability Accreditation preferred. Read more about the position here.