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Architect-In-Training – Gain Experience in all Phases, Showcase your Skills, Make an Impact

Want to be involved in projects from start to finish, work with a great team on meaningful residential projects? We offer that, professional development, and much more. 

The Company Meryl Kramer Architect is an architecture firm located in on the North Fork of Long Island, specializing in sustainable residential design. Established in 1999, MKA has grown from a solo practice to a locally recognized and respected firm known for service, quality, and design integrity. We are currently a talented group of four, looking to increase in size. Our culture fosters growth, collaboration, and personal job satisfaction. MKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values workplace diversity. 


The Position 

We are looking for a motivated and talented Emerging Professional/Architect-In-Training to join our team.  You will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of project design, development, and construction administration.

  • Typical Architect-In-Training has 3-5 years of experience and is tracking hours towards licensure 
  • Typical Architect-In-Training starting annual salary ranges from $50,000 - $60,000 + benefits, depending on experience, skill level, and ability to self-direct. Additional benefits include: 
    • Medical coverage
    • Retirement plan
    • 2 weeks vacation (increases with tenure), 1 week sick leave and 10 paid holidays per year
    • Annual Technology Training 


Work directly with the Principal and Project Architects to initiate, develop, and execute projects, support marketing efforts, support office-wide initiatives, develop office procedure improvements, and help grow all aspects of MKA services. Other opportunities and responsibilities include: 

·       Work with project teams to produce necessary documents at all phases of design and construction administration 

·       Conduct field surveys to confirm as-built conditions; convert into 3-D models 

·       Attend client meetings for programming, design, and construction administration. Support projects with meeting minutes and follow-up assignments/tasks. 

·       Maintain project files, both electronically and physically 

·       Support project teams during construction administration by attending site visits, producing minutes, reviewing submittals 

·       Archive project files 

·       Supports development of proposals, award applications, and various other submittals 

Required Professional Skills 

·       Knowledgeable about Design Phase and Contract Document sets, including Specifications

·       Knowledge of Construction Administration processes 

·       Knowledge of Code and Zoning requirements, and how to research them 

·       Knowledge of sustainable and universal design principles 

·       Comfort with presenting ideas to internal teams, clients, and contractors 

·       Able to quickly learn and utilize multiple technologies related to project documentation and marketing (renderings) 

·       Self-motivated and able to work independently with clear direction 

·       Able to work with other project staff in a positive, collaborative manner 

·       Open and honest communications 

·       Able to consistently meet deadlines and manage multiple, diverse, and complex tasks 

·       Ability to pitch in and assist on any level of task when the work calls for it 

Required Technical Skills 

·       Vectorworks

·       Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

·       Apple Computers

Beneficial Technical Skills 

·       Adobe photo shop 

Why Should You Apply? 

·       You care about sustainability 

·       You want an opportunity to grow and develop a broad base of skills quickly

·       You are interested in being an integral part of a growing and expanding practice 

·       You want to join a great group of designers and community-oriented individuals 

·       You have a desire to add your specific and unique skills to our team 

Interested? Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Rena Klein (rena.klein@charrettevg.com)

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