We are always looking for creative professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. We are currently seeking to fill the following positions. Please send your resume and work samples (10MB or less) to careers@cwbarchitects.com.

We are looking to expand our Interiors team to include a Procurement Coordinator. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated, dependable, and detail-oriented individual to become an integral part of our award-winning studio. The successful candidate will be completing various procurement, financial record-keeping, and office related support responsibilities, and will need the ability to manage multiple tasks within multiple projects simultaneously. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience with procurement for an interior design/architecture firm or in a closely related field.

The coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Interiors director, project managers, vendors, receivers, and bookkeeping team to ensure all items are purchased, expedited, received, and ready for installation. Duties will include assistance with the completion of client proposals, purchase orders, and vendor/client communications. Must be detailed and thorough in providing support for the procurement of interior furnishings including custom furniture from designer’s specifications. This person will coordinate schedules for delivery and shipping, write purchase orders, price out items and services, and arrange deliveries and installations with designers, clients, and vendors. A successful candidate should also be willing to provide support with basic office maintenance, order supplies, memos, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Purchasing

  • We’ve recently transitioned to IVY by Houzz (IVY Mark) from Studio Designer and seek a coordinator that is proficient in this software.
  • Input project items into IVY, ensuring all fields are correct.
  • Request vendor quotes and create/email purchase orders to vendors.
  • Create client proposals.
  • Enter client payments received.
  • Coordinate item deliveries, track payments to vendors, and follow through to completion as needed.
  • Work closely with bookkeeper and office manager.
  • Some familiarity with Quick Books Online is desirable, but not required.

Scheduling + Coordination

  • Coordinate with vendors/designers/clients regarding approvals and following up on item status.
  • Track delivery of all items and create ETA reports.
  • Assist with coordinating with the receiving/storage/delivery team.
  • Prepare necessary paperwork required for site visits, installs, and photoshoots.

Other

  • Promote and maintain relationships with vendors and third parties.
  • Provide analysis reports, project tracking.
  • Weekly and/or bi-weekly internal meetings.
  • Assist designers with general organization.
  • Provide ongoing administrative support.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient in IVY by Houzz (IVY Mark) design management software.
  • 2 years’ experience working in Procurement with knowledge of typical purchasing process, including purchase orders, item tracking, and vendor communications; ideally in an Interior Design firm or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or Interior Design/related field.
  • Understanding of FF&E budgets and logistics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), QuickBooks Online.
  • Familiarity with Apple Macintosh equipment and operating environment. We are a Mac-based firm.
  • A planner who can complete tasks on schedule, including strong self-prioritizing and time- management skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and highly organized with extremely strong communication and
  • coordination skills.
  • Produce work with a high degree of accuracy and focus while multi-tasking.
  • Strong analytical skills as well as a keen attention to detail.
  • Thrives in a creative environment.
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects at once.
  • HIGHLY ORGANIZED.
  • A critical thinker and problem solver.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Have a positive attitude and friendly demeanor.
  • Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop a plus, but not a requirement.

Salary shall be commensurate with experience.

To be considered for this role, please submit a resume and a cover letter to careers@cwbarchitects.com.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe in fostering a safe, fair, and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.

We are seeking a talented Interior Designer to join our growing Interiors Department.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on projects with architects and interior designers.
  • Work with clients and department director to establish design standards, scope of work and budget.
  • FF&E specification.
  • Assist in the preparation of client presentations.
  • Select samples and choose color palettes to be approved by client.
  • Assist in sourcing and selecting furniture new/vintage/antique/custom, lighting, and finishes.
  • Prepare lighting, hardware, paint, and material schedules.
  • Produce drawings in computer-aided design software.
  • Design architectural details such as millwork and custom furniture.
  • Communication and corresponding with vendors.
  • Attend site meetings and installations.
  • Coordinate with various trades throughout the project to ensure a seamless execution of all deliverables.
  • Assist in project admin: vendor quotes, client proposals, sample requests, POs, CFAs, reserves, department organization.
  • Assist and support procurement department.
  • Assist with receiving and management of project inventory.
  • Assist with photoshoot styling.
  • Follow up with clients to ensure design specifications have been met.

Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a minimum of three years of relevant work experience with a strong background in design.
  • Candidates should be capable of delegating tasks and working efficiently under deadlines in a fast-paced, busy, and creative atmosphere.
  • Must hold a degree in interior design from an accredited university.
  • Prior experience with purchase orders and contract negotiations.
  • Preparation of proposals for clients in IVY (training available).
  • Knowledge of high-end contemporary and vintage design.
  • Detailed-oriented with strong project management skills.
  • Assist with receiving and management of project inventory.
  • Comfortable working within all phases of design process.
  • Knowledge of Vector Works, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, VRay, and/or Rhino.
  • Ability to develop furniture plans, interior elevations, and details.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of high-end contemporary and vintage design.
  • Sourcing & Management of FF&E, including custom designs for high-end residential projects.
  • Preparation of budgets, schedules, and design presentations for principal & clients.
  • Liaising with suppliers & vendors.
  • Oversee & coordinate installations.
  • Ideal candidate has strong visual, hands-on crafting, creative panache.
  • A feel for color, texture, lighting, space, and ambience.
  • Creative and inspirational approach in responding to, and meeting, clients’ needs.
  • Confident demeanor, good sense of personal style.
  • Polished communication skills and the ability to articulate ideas.
  • Keen listening skills and the ability to accept and incorporate client feedback.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • This position will require the ability to lift 25lbs, the use of ladders, the use of hand tools and equipment — including but not limited to box cutters, hammers, levels, drills/screwdrivers.

Salary shall be commensurate with experience.

To be considered for this role, please submit a resume, a cover letter, and a portfolio of relevant work to careers@cwbarchitects.com.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe in fostering a safe, fair, and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.

Licensed architect or non-registered graduate with at least five years of post-graduate experience and familiarity with the firm’s project typology. Manages one or more projects. The Project Manager position holds the responsibility for ensuring their assigned project(s) are run effectively. Responsible for all aspects of projects, including: product research, consultant coordination, design documentation, production management, budgeting, billing, and scheduling. PMs may supervise and delegate tasks to a small staff of architects and designers. The Project Manager is responsible for facilitating the project design process by assisting the Project Architect and team designers to monitor the work effort and fee and maintain overall quality control of the product and provided service. Project leader responsible for the final product: ensures quality control, tracks fee, maintains schedule, plans drawing reviews by Principals.

Responsibilities

Project management:

  • Establish project sequence and specific milestone dates; assist in preparation of fee and construction cost estimates; review of all regulatory applications, processes, and codes and development of strategies for compliance.
  • Responsible for all aspects of projects: client communication, product research, consultant coordination, design documentation, production management, budgeting, billing, scheduling.
  • Work with Project Principal, develop and document initial project parameters including schedule, fee, preliminary construction budget and project team. Assemble, organize, and delegate tasks to project team.
  • Meet with Precise monthly to review project financials and schedule.
  • Coordinate, prepare for, and participate in periodic drawing set reviews with Technical Director and CDO.

General:

  • Mentor and encourage development of the four skills (management, design, communication, technical) in Designers, Interns, and other junior staff.
  • Assist the Principals and Firm Management team to maintain and develop project standards.
  • Depending on the size and scope of the job, act as (NON-DRAFTING) Project Architect; or assist/manage project design progress of Project Architect.
  • Attend initial client meetings until project has been defined, and as needed during the construction pricing process. Attend construction site meetings as needed.

Qualifications

  • First professional degree – B.Arch or M.Arch
  • Five or more years’ experience, with at least two years working as a Project Architect or in a similar position with primary responsibility for general project progress and team leadership.
  • Licensed in New York State (not required, but preferred).
  • Ability to manage more than one project through delegation.
  • Solid understanding of the components and sequencing of the project design process and contract management process.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, consistently, and often with project team, project principal, and client.
  • Organized; schedule and process oriented.
  • Working knowledge of Vectorworks (CAD) and Microsoft Office.

Project Designer is an entry-level position with a broad range of duties depending upon the level of experience. It is a training position for unlicensed architectural school graduates, intent on developing the skills necessary to adequately perform the job of a Project Architect. The basic requirements of the position involve performing various production oriented and project administrative tasks. A Project Designer may be working toward licensure.

A Project Designer will primarily work under the supervision of a Project Architect but may also work directly with a Project Manager or Principal depending on the size of the project. Designers may also work on a variety of project types and for different Project Architects or Project Managers.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working under the direction of a Project Architect or Project Manager, execute general production and project administrative tasks. Primarily this will involve the preparation of working documents.
  • Attend project team, client meetings, and site meetings as necessary.
  • Assist the Project Architect or Project Manager to maintain project files, specifically CAD files.
  • Prepare presentation drawings, models as appropriate.
  • Prepare schematic design drawings, models and renderings, working drawings and specifications.
  • Assist in project coordination.
  • Take initiative to learn new skills and gain exposure to all aspects of project work.
  • Familiarize self with and adhere to CWB project standards.

Qualifications:

  • First professional degree – B.Arch or M.Arch (recommended but not required).
  • Any work experience a plus including construction experience.
  • General ability to draw and visualize in 3-dimensions.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Vectorworks (CAD), and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to draw by hand, render or make models is a plus.
  • Demonstrated desire to continue professional development and learn new skills necessary to project advancement.
  • General ability to show good judgment, common sense, readily ask questions, execute work quickly, listen, and take direction.

Salary:

Salary shall be commensurate with experience.