Architect Designer- Hybrid

  • Albany
  • Posted 3 weeks ago


About Us

We are a leading architecture firm based in upstate New York. We are dedicated to reshaping educational environments through innovative design, sustainable practices, and a commitment to regenerative architecture. Our focus is on K-12 education projects, breathing new life into learning spaces, and fostering cutting-edge academic environments.

Job Overview

Are you an experienced educational environment strategist with experience, or at least a strong interest, in the project’s stakeholder engagement or community engagement phase, with at least three years of experience in education projects (K-12 & higher ed) and project expertise? Are you seeking a career move that offers both professional growth and the flexibility of remote work? Look no further! In this role, you will be crucial in transforming educational landscapes by managing multiple architectural, interior design, and planning projects simultaneously as an Education Environment Strategist / Planner.


  • Bachelor of Architecture required
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience as an architectural designer and/or educational space planner.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Data Collection and Research: Direct and gather data, performing senior-level research and strategic analysis on factors affecting learning environments (e.g., student learning styles, organizational culture, paradigm shifts). Analyze the impact of implemented changes on client sites.
  • Design and Technical Guidance: Initiate, develop, review, direct, and guide design and technical staff to develop solutions based on project scope.
  • Project Work Plan Management: Manage the project work plan, ensuring adherence to the budget by working closely with the Project Manager and/or client to address potential budget variances.
  • Workplace Strategies Research: Continuously review and conduct ongoing research on workplace strategies, write papers on strategy topics, and make public presentations.
  • Design Staff Guidance: Guide to design staff on implementing learning environment strategies in selecting furniture and fixtures and developing space plans.
  • Field Survey Support: Occasionally assist with field surveys in unusual circumstances.
  • Budget Management: Manage the Design Strategy/Planning/Post-Occupancy budget, ensuring adherence and immediately informing the PM and/or client of any potential variances.
  • Business Development Support: Work with leaders and Business Development staff to identify opportunities to sell strategy services to existing and potential clients, assisting in writing proposals and making client presentations.
  • Staff Mentorship: Manage and mentor local Strategies staff, overseeing tasks and providing feedback on work products.
  • Client Relationship Management: Oversee client interface and lead the maintenance and fostering of client relationships.
  • Strategy Growth Support: Support the Senior Director of Strategy in developing and implementing strategy growth and service expansion in the market.
  • Practice Development Participation: Actively contribute to practice development teams and initiatives, leading multiple key initiatives.
  • Thought Leadership: Contribute significantly to thought leadership through available channels (e.g., blog posts, white papers, speaking engagements, podcasts).

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Design Process Expertise: Working knowledge of the major phases of the design process.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Expertise in strategy services.
  • Documentation and Observation Skills: Advanced documentation and field observational skills.
  • Consulting Methodologies: Experience and understanding of consulting methodologies and practices.
  • Communication Skills: Extensive verbal, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Presentation and Graphic Communication: Ability to direct presentation and graphic communication requirements.
  • Leadership and Management: Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff through direct authority and subject matter expertise.
  • Budget Management: Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and intermediate skills in the MS Office Suite.
    Benefits and Perks


Work-Life Balance:

We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer unlimited personal time off. Stay connected through regular team meetings and enjoy the flexibility of remote work.   **Hybrid work must be available to drive to job sites between Albany, NY, and western MA.

Professional Development:

We support your professional growth by reimbursing exam fees and offering a salary increase upon licensure achievement. Once you’re licensed, we also cover annual license renewals.
Comprehensive Benefits: You’ll receive a competitive salary ranging from $60,000 to $80,000 and comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family. We also offer a 401K plan with a firm contribution.
Office Environment: Our main headquarters is downtown Syracuse, surrounded by historic charm and modern amenities. It is a LEED Silver office with beautiful city views and various workspaces.
This is a remote/hybrid position.

How to Apply

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join our creative, culturally diverse team and help design the future of education. Your passion and expertise are the missing pieces we’ve been searching for! To apply, submit your resume and portfolio samples to [email protected] or call 866-966-2466.

*Apply today to embrace the chance to shape the future of education while enjoying the freedom of remote work.

Tagged as: Design Architect, Education K-12, Higher Education, Space Planning

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