James Merrell Architects is a collaborative design studio located in Sag Harbor, NY. We have several exciting projects in construction and in the early stages of design and we’re looking for talented people to join the team.
Working in a small residential firm is a unique opportunity for someone eager to take on a range of responsibilities and follow projects from design through construction. Ideal candidates should be able to display experience with working drawings and construction detailing, as well as communicate design ideas through free-hand sketching and diagramming. We develop our work in AutoCAD, SketchUp, VRay, and Adobe Creative Suites. Experience with these skills and the ability to contribute fully to our projects from the outset is required.
JMA offers competitive salaries and benefits. Candidates must be a US citizen or hold a current US work visa that is valid for a minimum of three years. Relocation to the Hamptons area will be necessary for full consideration.
Please visit our website where we describe our studio culture in detail. Be sure to take a look at our Journal to get a glimpse into our design approach.
Cover Letter (including indication of availability)
Abbreviated Portfolio of design work (or) link to an online portfolio
Working Drawing Samples
Freehand Sketch Samples
About James Merrell Architects
At James Merrell Architects, we believe that design is a narrative art. Like great novels, great houses both embrace and defy the norms of their day. It is essential for the kind of art that stays with us, that has longevity.
How do we apply this philosophy in our design? It’s easy to describe and fascinating to do: we offer our clients a seat at the table. Architectural fashions aside, it is the client, and only the client, who brings the stories, the specificity, and the individuality needed to makes each house its best unique self.
Client conversations are not always easy, but they are meaningful and critically important. When a client sees his or her true self in the rooms and spaces of their home, the client knows that the story they are living is their own true story. This is the reason, we believe, that we can proudly say our clients never sell their houses.