Roger Ferris + Partners is seeking a high-performing, self-motivated administrative assistant to support the day-to-day efforts of our design team within our main Studio in Westport, CT. Candidates should have an Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates will be immersed in a collaborative and supportive studio culture with opportunities to refine and broaden their skillset. Candidates will be expected to balance multiple assignments while adhering to established deadlines. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Experience and Qualifications:
Legal status to work in the US, including a valid working permit and/or visa
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Meticulous, detail-oriented and well organized – especially as it relates to file organization, archiving and general record-keeping
Highly collaborative and able to contribute positively with a team structure
An innate desire to contribute and produce meaningful work
A flexible and open attitude towards different working methods
Greet guests and visitors
Answer phone and direct calls
Provide direct support to design team, including managing calendars; booking and managing travel plans; creating, editing and formatting various documents within the Microsoft Office Suite; and general clerical duties such as: filing, copying, printing and organizing
Assist in maintaining and updating databases
Communicate with vendors and suppliers, including managing orders and sourcing material / finish samples upon designer’s request
Assist in coordinating office wide initiatives, including lunch and learns and site visits
Assist in developing marketing and portfolio material for use on our website, on our social media feeds and for award submission
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design
Advanced knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word and Excel
Roger Ferris and Partners is a renowned Architectural firm practicing architecture, interior design and masterplanning services for private and public sectors. Our design approach synthesizes creative imagination and rational logic. Our approach to design and our passion for diverse and challenging projects is enhanced by the ability to cross-pollinate design skills among building typologies. The design strategies employed are defined by a clear organizational methodology and are implemented through careful attention to human scale. In fact, practicing architecture and planning at a variety of scales is not only a component of the firm’s root philosophy, it supports and advances our work.
Upon examining our body of work, one discovers projects that are not necessarily linked stylistically; however, each design solution represents a contextual response, whether to an existing urban environment or to elements in a natural landscape. We have strategically pursued work with a wide range of clients, resulting in projects of various types and scales. These include master plans, commercial buildings, office interiors and single-family residences. Each discipline informs the other an...d the projects vary in size from small and often intricate essays in interior design to large, complex buildings defined by beautifully proportioned, well-executed spaces with well-developed details. Our methodology embodies unique design sensitivity and allows for a focused approach that is applied in various ways to all of the firm’s projects. The firm is committed to providing noteworthy architecture that responds to its environment while still further engaging the process of design exploration. The multitude of our project scales allows for investigations in details and construction methods unparalleled by most practices. Roger Ferris and Partners have won over 70 regional and national awards and international citations and are recognized as a world leader in both commercial and residential architecture.