Jobs & Internships
LMN is seeking to hire a summer intern for their Urban Design group. The candidate should have a background Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Planning whose experience and skills include the following:
Strong graphic communication skills
Proficiency in Adobe Suite software required
Knowledge with Revit and Rhino design programs encouraged
Organized working style
Review the website at lmnarchitects.com and forward resume, work sample and references to LMNEmployment@lmnarchitects.com
The salary range is around $15-$19 an hour DOE.
Jennifer Baines Interiors in Portland is looking for someone to join their team.
They would like the applicants to have skills in:
computer work (CAD)
preferably some design office experience
At this time, the job would likely be 20-30 hours/week, but with the goal of working towards 40 hours/week.
Jenny graduated from RISD with an Architectured degree and spent about 10 years in NY working for 2 prominent design firms. She then started her own business in NY for about 3 years. About 8 years ago she relocated back to Portland and started back up her business here and has grown considerably over the last few years. We primarily have been doing remodels, though lately have done a few new construction jobs. In addition to Jenny, we currently have 1 junior designer and an admin/manager, and are looking for someone else to come on board.
For further information, contact:
Libby Baines Isensee
Jennifer Baines Interiors
Now hiring for a Teaching Assistant position in Hong Kong!
Calling for graduates of degree programs in Architecture / Landscape Architecture / Urban Design / Planning / Environmental studies / or similar
University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture
Division of Landscape Architecture
Teaching Assistant (2 posts)
Start: June/ July 2013
Duration: 12 months
Location: Hong Kong
Salary: $25-27k, with potential round-trip airfare included
Specific duties and responsibilities include assisting course instructors, programme directors and Head of Division in:
A) Gathering background material, research technical information, compile reading lists and documentary sources, and helping to develop project briefs and new teaching materials, conducting tutorials, assisting in the teaching of workshops, receiving and evaluating coursework assignments, coordinating site visits and class activities, liaison and managing the class lists and the course schedules / time table, managing the course web based e-learning platforms, providing academic support to students outside class, compiling course booklets, exhibitions and other academic material ….. for the Division’s Courses on sustainable development
- ARCH1028 – Sustainability & the Built Environment (Fall)
- CCHU9023 – Shaping the Landscape (Fall)
- CCHU9011 – Designs on the Future (Spring)
B) The preparation and conduct of other courses within the Division’s MLA and BALS programs, including participating in reviews and assessments and offering comment and advice on student assignments
C) On-going research in landscape, urban design, sustainable development initiatives in Hong Kong and the SE Asia region sustainable
D) Any additional responsibilities relating to the work and operations of the Division of Landscape Architecture assigned by the Head of Division
They are looking to hire ASAP.
If you are interested, contact Matthey Pryor at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, contact Kassia Dellabough at email@example.com
Ankrom Moisan Architects is looking to add to the Portland and Seattle offices…
Ankrom Moisan is a large design community with a small-firm feel. We’ve learned a lot from the last few years, and not only survived – we’re thriving.
• Passionate about design, interested in changing our environment for the better, and realize the power of collaboration.
• An avid learner always looking for creative solutions
• Someone who appreciates the concept of work / life balance.
Our Portland office is looking for:
• Intern Architect or Project Architect
• Bachelors or Masters of Architecture
• Zero to five years office experience with demonstrated design skills
• Efficient, thorough, detail oriented, and dedicated to quality work
• Strong technical and detailing skills
• Demonstrated proficiency with Revit
• Advanced skill in one or more 3D design programs (SketchUp, Rhino, 3ds Max, V-ray, Vasari, etc.)
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment with internal teams
• Ability to work on fast-paced / multiple projects and take on a lead role in production
Follow the link below for more information:
Ankrom Moisan Careers
Transition Lab teaches students how to build a resilient future. Their curriculum is designed to nurture creativity, cultivate work ethic, strengthen community, and model real world solutions to some of our civilizations greatest problems. Students will graduate knowing how to integrate sustainable practices into their lives, make money, and create a more fun, just, and equitable future.
See the Transition Lab Flyer for more details
There are fellowship and award opportunities for master’s and doctoral students at the University of Oregon. Deadlines vary from April 5 to June 28.
Visit the graduate school website for more details.
Design for America has listed a few awesome project opportunities for students:
Watson University (for Fall, deadline: April 1st)
Are you a student who is currently enrolled in a US university interested in exploring their passions and determined to turn your ideas into a reality, to follow your dreams, and help make the world a better place? Watson University will advance your ideas through award-winning training, a network of leading master course teachers ranging from Nobel Peace laureates to seasoned executives, and a semester’s worth of academic credit. This year, Scholars will be convened in Boulder, Colorado – a city full of innovation, social entrepreneurship and passion – for the full Fall semester 2013.
MidCORE (for Summer, deadline: March 15th)
A diverse group of students from top liberal arts colleges and universities bring their energy and curiosity to the shores of Lake Tahoe. Collaborating in groups of 15-20, and working over 40 hours a week for one month, students face daily, weekly, and month-long challenges designed to build the CORE strengths needed to become effective leaders and creative problem solvers.
Think Impact (for Summer, deadline: April 15th, rolling)
Our Institute is a life-changing summer experience for college students, graduate students and young professionals in rural Africa. Experience the culture, uncover resources, build local teams, and test ideas. Take your creativity to a new level at the ThinkImpact Institute and make every moment high impact.
Know Your City is a nonprofit organization that connects people to place. To fulfill our mission, we organize tours, lectures, publications and youth programs. Our programs engage the public through experiential learning, creative placemaking, policy-making and culture.
Know Your City seeks a volunteer intern to assist the Development Coordinator to strategize and manage the organization’s development efforts. Internship entails approximately 10 hours/week, with both regular weekly meetings as well as time to work independently. The Development Assistant works closely with the Executive Director, Program Coordinator and Development Coordinator to assist in advancing the organization’s development and fundraising needs. This opportunity provides an inside look at how an emerging and dynamic nonprofit organization funds its operations, while providing new skills and connections.
• Help with membership database management
• Research grant opportunities
• Research potential sponsors, in-kind donations and corporate funding
• Help with special/fundraising events
• Attend development committee meetings and assist in developing outreach strategy
• Great experience for your professional profile
• Free membership to the organization
• Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of internship
• College credit, if appropriate
• Strong interest in mission of organization
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects
• Self-starter/self-directed learner
This is an unpaid Internship. Time Commitment: 2 months minimum – 6
E-mail letter of interest and resume to:
Application are due March 15, 2013
BOULDER ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS is seeking talented, motivated architecture students entering their FINAL YEAR or GRADUATING from a professional degree program (MArch or BArch) for a challenging three month summer internship in SACRAMENTO, CA or BOULDER, CO.
The Fellowship provides students with an immersive program in professional practice and sustainable design. The selected students will participate in current project production, advanced education sessions, and develop a 12 week independent study project. Exact dates are to be determined by the student’s school schedule.
■ $6,000 for the 12 weeks ■ $1,000 tuition scholarship ■ $500 travel stipend
1. Completed Online Application @ www.boulderassociates.com/careers/positions
*This application must be completed to formally establish your candidacy for the fellowship
1. Resume (pdf format)
2. Portfolio (pdf format)
3. 200 word essay on what you would like to gain from the experience (pdf format)
*All three above items to be submitted as a single pdf document
**email pdf directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit through GoogleDocs
1. Two letters of recommendation from professors or past employers (design firms only)
ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 5, 2013
For more information and application form please visit:
Mary Fiore, AIA, LEEDtm AP BD+C
McCAMANT & DURRETT ARCHITECTS/ THE COHOUSING COMPANY (MDA) is an architecture and consulting firm internationally known for its community architecture. We have received extensive recognition in the media and through numerous awards for cohousing neighborhoods and affordable housing that exemplify a sense of community, as well as for mixed-use planning and urban design schemes. The firm employs a staff of skilled architects, community organizers and designers. MDA brings the highest level of care and design to all of its projects, large or small.
INTENT OF THE INTERNSHIP: The intent of the internship is to give individuals, who are usually fresh out of planning school (graduate or undergraduate), the opportunity for professional growth while they contribute to a studio that is doing cutting-edge work. We provide an intermediate experience between school and professional work. An internship here is an opportunity to participate in an office with a distinct social agenda – promotion of community, creating more sustainable neighborhoods, and contribution to the human quality of the built environment.
While our firm is predominantly an architecture firm, we are very involved in neighborhood design, planning and development research, site feasibility and small town planning schemes. Working in our office would give you experience interfacing with architects, developers, city and county planning officials and many more in the field of design and development, depending on the projects we are working on at the time of the internship.
SKILLS and RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in planning, urban design or a related field.
- Excellent writing and research skills.
- Familiarity with zoning code and development approval process.
- Interest in neighborhood and urban design that demonstrates a genuine concern about quality of life issues, social justice, and environmental design practices.
- Ability to research and apply for RFQs and RFPs for urban design and small planning projects.
- Assist with feasibility research (zoning review, buildable area, restrictions, review process, site characteristics, neighborhood context, etc.); work with cohousing groups, developers or realtors to find potential cohousing sites
- Assist with preparation of written documents for city/county approvals (zoning code review, master plan, sustainability requirements, etc.
- Follow local planning and development or regulatory issues for involvement (e.g. Housing Element; identification of higher-density residential sites, etc.)
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: It is our aim to honor natural resources and to facilitate environmental design of the highest standard possible. We strive to make the buildings and environments beautiful and to employ energy- and resource-efficient building techniques. We are interested in creating a more livable, walkable living environment through pedestrian-measures, more dense building environments, mixed-use neighborhoods and many more environmental and sustainable design elements.
COMPENSATION: Interns volunteer for the first month and are then paid minimum wage for the following months. We do not attempt to make money with intern labor. If a six-month internship is not possible for you, a shorter unpaid option may be possible.
NEXT STEP: Please send a résumé and samples of your work (planning projects or reports; neighborhood schemes – anything written or graphic that represents your interests and work to date) to Charles Durrett (charles.durrett [at] cohousingco.com). If we are interested, we will call to set up a time to speak with you. Thanks very much for your interest.