Richärd Kennedy Architects believe that architecture impacts communities where we live and across the world. We take on difficult challenges because design matters, and we consistently push boundaries for personal satisfaction and client joy.
Our designs are notable because they reflect client aspirations and embody timeless principles that unite occupants, visitors and communities. Richärd Kennedy Architects designs enduring buildings that clients love and special experiences where people thrive.
What will working with us look like?
While every position is different, every team member prides themselves on taking action. Every day, each of us:
Explores: We research ideas, investigate meaningful options, and value divergent viewpoints that challenge conventional thinking. The tiniest detail must fit into the project’s big idea.
Perseveres: We are obsessed to develop purposeful solutions that ensure extraordinary results regardless of the project’s scale.
Delivers: Excellence demands persistence, fueled by curiosity, boosted by collaboration, and delivered through a process of continuous improvement.
Sound interesting? Here’s more about the position we’re looking for:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the team in a collaborative atmosphere to ensure the overall design meets the requirements of the client
Assist in the development of architectural designs into accurate models and drawings
Learn proper architectural protocols and gain an understanding of building systems, codes, and construction methods
Strategize and develop models and related design documentation and coordination
Assist in the development of sketches and 3D renderings using various software applications
Pick up redlines
Develop an ability to make design and documentation decisions using discretion and good judgement
Assist with project administration through all phases of projects
Begin architectural registration process
Eager to learn and grow
Team player and people person
Dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and personal/professional growth
Self-starter with an ambitious attitude, highly motivated, hardworking, responsive to project needs
Organized, detail-oriented and thorough, with strong communication and time management skills
Skills and Qualifications:
0-3 years’ experience in A/E/C industry
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree from accredited Architecture program
Experience using Revit, AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite (i.e. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to work efficiently in a collaborative environment with the ability to adapt to different roles and responsibilities in an effort to meet deadlines
Ability to conceptualize and design practical solutions to project issues
Ability to engage in creative and critical thought
Richärd Kennedy Architects (RKA - formerly richärd+bauer architecture, llc) is a studio-based, architectural firm predicated on the idea that sustainable design permeates every level of the work, from site to landscape, building envelope, building systems, interior spaces, and furnishings. Since the firm’s origin in 1996, the programming, planning, and design of public buildings have been an essential part of our work. Our portfolio features projects for international embassy and cultural buildings, exhibition spaces, higher education, classroom buildings, academic research laboratories, public and private institutions, including work for civic, and commercial clients. Our success in the pursuit of design excellence is evidenced by national acclaim in the form of awards and publications of our projects. The firm has received numerous local, regional, national, and international design awards including the American Institute of Architects “National Honor Award” for Architecture. The firm was recognized as an “Emerging Voice” by the Architectural League of New York, and one of the “New Vanguard” by Architectural Record.
We are committed to providing world-class sustainable archite...cture that stands the test of time. We do not have a pattern book for architectural solutions. Each project is a careful and deliberate study of the needs of the project, reflecting our client’s Identity, Institutional Awareness, and Mission. The stated objective of many of our clients is the development of a facility representative of them; as well as their goals, function, use, and philosophy. From this understanding, we develop architectural solutions capturing the spirit and aspirations of the people and organizations in powerful and meaningful ways.
Sustainability is essential to our design process. Our team works closely with our clients to establish the environmental goals for each project. We strive to create holistic designs protecting the environment, conserving natural resources, and promoting indoor environmental quality. Each design grows in response to its functional needs and the site, with an acute awareness of the environment.
Our design philosophy integrates each element of the project into a cohesive whole. The clarity of concept is the fundamental goal, the use of form, light, materials are the tools. It is our aspiration to develop a body of work that reinforces this fundamental precept and (with our clients) create inspiring spaces, and build great buildings.