Careers

Careers

Through great architecture, KSS creates meaningful and lasting change that impacts our clients, our firm, and our world. KSS Architects is an award-winning full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm with offices in New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Princeton, NJ. Founded in 1983, KSS has grown to a team of 80 dedicated design professionals, eager to create built environments that stimulate the intersections of learning, commerce, and community. We are passionate about guiding our clients through an innovative and collaborative design process to create impactful built environments that inspire and elevate the human experience. 

  • Architecture/Interior Design Summer Intern (0-1 year's experience)

    We are looking for creative, talented, and team-oriented candidates for intern positions in architecture or interior design, who are pursuing a professional degree in architecture or interior design. You should be passionate about design, work well across multiple teams, and communicate your ideas and approach in a clear and thoughtful manner. You will work collectively with our dynamic firm to develop innovative and thoughtful solutions for a wide range of clients and project types. This position will focus on providing support across multiple projects currently in construction administration.

    This role can be located in our Philadelphia or Princeton office.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Passion for design excellence
    • Strong design and conceptual development skills
    • Ability to work closely and collaboratively on a project team
    • Highly organized, with an eye for detail, strong technical skills, and problem solving
    • Strong and respectful verbal and written skills; within the office and with consultants, contractors and clients
    • A commitment to responsibility, integrity, and accuracy
    • Strong design and visualization skills
    • Experience with REVIT, AUTOCAD and 3-D modeling programs and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Salary: Based on experience

    To apply: Complete the online application form, attach your resume and sample pages of your work (not exceeding 2 MB) using the following URL:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a0068ea472114ce1a52797b8507904e5

  • Project Architect (5-7 years’ experience)

    We are looking for a creative, talented and team-oriented project architects. You should be passionate about design, work well across multiple teams, and communicate your ideas and approach in a clear and thoughtful manner. You will work collectively with our dynamic firm to develop innovative, thoughtful, and technical solutions for a wide range of clients and project types.

    This role can be located in our Philadelphia or Princeton office.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Strong design and technical skills and a passion for design excellence
    • Ability to manage project teams, project budget, and workplan
    • Strong experience in organizing design and construction documentation
    • Highly organized, with an eye for detail, strong technical skills, and problem solving
    • Strong and respectful verbal and written skills; within the office and with consultants, contractors and clients
    • Experience and ability to lead internal project workflow, planning, and budgeting
    • A commitment to responsibility, integrity, and accuracy
    • Experience with client interface, networking, and relationship building
    • Strong design and visualization skills
    • Fluency with REVIT, AUTOCAD and 3-D modeling programs and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Registered Architect/ In process of completing AREs
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED accreditation

    Salary: Based on experience

    To apply: Complete the online application form, attach your resume and sample pages of your work (not exceeding 2 MB) using the following URL:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a0068ea472114ce1a52797b8507904e5

    KSS offers competitive compensation packages; full-time employment company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; family leave; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k)/Roth with company match.

  • Project Architect (7-10 years’ experience)

    We are looking for a creative, talented and team-oriented project architects. You should be passionate about design, work well across multiple teams, and communicate your ideas and approach in a clear and thoughtful manner. You will work collectively with our dynamic firm to develop innovative, thoughtful, and technical solutions for a wide range of clients and project types.

    This role can be located in our Philadelphia or Princeton office.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Strong design and technical skills and a passion for design excellence
    • Ability to manage project teams, project budget, and workplan
    • Strong experience in organizing design and construction documentation
    • Highly organized, with an eye for detail, strong technical skills, and problem solving
    • Strong and respectful verbal and written skills; within the office and with consultants, contractors and clients
    • Experience and ability to lead internal project workflow, planning, and budgeting
    • A commitment to responsibility, integrity, and accuracy
    • Experience with client interface, networking, and relationship building
    • Strong design and visualization skills
    • Fluency with REVIT, AUTOCAD and 3-D modeling programs and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Registered Architect/ In process of completing AREs
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED accreditation

    Salary: Based on experience

    To apply: Complete the online application form, attach your resume and sample pages of your work (not exceeding 2 MB) using the following URL:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a0068ea472114ce1a52797b8507904e5

    KSS offers competitive compensation packages; full-time employment company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; family leave; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k)/Roth with company match.

  • Interior Designer (3-5 years’ experience)

    We are looking for a creative, talented and team-oriented interior designer/architect. You should be passionate about design, work well across multiple teams, and communicate your ideas and approach in a clear and thoughtful manner. You will work collectively with our dynamic firm to develop innovative, thoughtful, and technical solutions for a wide range of clients and project types.

    This role can be located in our Philadelphia or Princeton office.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Participate in project design and documentation in all aspects of practice; including programming, design, documentation, and construction administration - particularly with an excellence in detailing
    • Interface with clients at every level of a project
    • Review building codes to assure the design complies with legal standards
    • Prepare graphic presentations, prepare project layouts, and develop design in 2D and 3D using AutoCad
    • Support project teams - align in house staffing resources with project needs, budget, and deadlines

    Requirements and skills:

    • Passion for design excellence and the ability of architecture to affect meaningful change - transforming the heart of the matter beyond metal and mortar, into empowerment, creativity, knowledge, and achievement
    • Experience in all aspects of interior design practice, including programming, design, detailing, furniture planning, and selection, and/or finishes preferred
    • Experience with client interface, networking, and relationship building
    • Strong and respectful verbal and written skills; within the office and with consultants, contractors and clients
    • Corporate, workplace, and institutional project experience
    • Strong design and visualization skills
    • Ability to be collaborative and pro-active
    • Fluency with REVIT, AUTOCAD  and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Highly organized, with an eye for detail, strong technical skills, and problem solving
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED accreditation or pursuing accreditation
    • Interior Design Certification (e.g. NCIDQ) or pursuing certification

    Salary: Based on experience

    To apply: Complete the online application form, attach your resume and sample pages of your work (not exceeding 2 MB) using the following URL:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a0068ea472114ce1a52797b8507904e5

    KSS offers competitive compensation packages; full-time employment company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; family leave; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k)/Roth with company match.

  • Marketing Writer and Content Coordinator

    Calling all writers! KSS has experienced an exciting level of growth over the last few years and our marketing team has been no exception. If you’re interested in joining a proficient team of creative and high-functioning marketers, we’d love to have you!

    KSS Architects is an award-winning full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm with offices in New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Princeton, NJ. Founded in 1983, KSS has grown to a team of 90 dedicated design professionals, eager to create built environments that stimulate the intersections of learning, commerce, and community. We are passionate about guiding our clients through an innovative and collaborative design process to create impactful built environments that inspire and elevate the human experience.

    The ideal candidate for this role has a bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or journalism, and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a marketing role for a professional services firm. Experience with project lifecycles, marketing campaigns, and/or the A/E/C industry is a plus.

    This role will be based out of our Philadelphia office.

    Role and Responsibilities:

    The Marketing Writer and Content Coordinator’s main responsibility is writing content for various marketing purposes and types of media which includes the following, but not limited to:

    • Create, organize, and maintain project-related content such as project narratives for project pages and case studies, boilerplate text, social media captions, text for award submissions, blog posts, and eblasts as well as other written content for marketing use that consistently captures the firm voice.
    • Prepare submission abstracts and speaker ask emails for speaking opportunities and coordinate overall effort once selected including preparation of presentation slides.
    • Review written content for quality control to ensure internal and external communications are on-brand.
    • Assists with roadmap planning, story concepting, and overall content schedules, and maintain content calendars and trackers.
    • Provide reporting and data analysis to inform content decision-making.
    • Accomplish additional miscellaneous as-needed projects to support marketing campaign developments and targeted efforts.

    Skills:

    • Excellent writing and proofreading skills in English.
    • Excellent communication skills including being an active listener and effective speaker.
    • Creative and inquisitive mindset.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Acrobat/Reader, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    • Efficient with Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop helpful.
    • Thrive in fast paced environment.
    • Ability to execute short-term goals infused with long term initiatives.

    To apply: Please submit your resume and writing samples using the following URL:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a0068ea472114ce1a52797b8507904e5

    **Please note: KSS is requiring any applicant to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19**

    KSS offers competitive compensation packages; full-time employment company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; family leave; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k)/Roth with company match.

     

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