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. 

  • Interior Designer / Project Manager (5 to 7 years)

    We are looking for a creative, talented, and team-oriented interior designer/architect to join our Philadelphia, New York City, or Princeton location, with experience and passion for project management and project delivery. You should possess strong project management experience, and a strong ability to communicate your ideas and approach clearly and thoughtfully. You will work collectively with our dynamic firm to develop innovative, thoughtful, and technical solutions for a wide range of clients and project types.

     Primary Responsibilities:

    • Full responsibility for managing all aspects across multiple projects
    • Prepares project workplans and manages workflow and administrative efforts throughout design and documentation phases, including programming, design, construction documents and construction administration
    • Actively oversees and is responsible for project schedule, budget, fee and scope of work to project completion
    • Prepares proposals
    • Be passionate about design excellence and the ability of architecture to affect meaningful change
    • Interface with clients at every level of a project
    • Support project teams – align in house staffing resources with project needs, budget and deadlines

    Requirements and Skills:

    • 5 to 7 years of experience
    • Passion for design excellence
    • Strong experience in project and workflow management of aspects of interior design practice, including programming, design, detailing, furniture planning and selection, and/or finishes preferred
    • Experience with client interface, networking + relationship building
    • Strong and respectful writing and verbal communication skills; within the office, with clients, consultants, and contractors
    • Corporate, workplace, and institutional project experience
    • Ability to be collaborative and pro-active
    • Fluency with REVIT, AutoCAD, and Adobe Suite is strongly preferred
    •  Highly organized with an eye for detail and creative problem-solving
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Bachelor’s in Architecture or Interior Design
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED Accreditation
    • Interior Design Certification (e.g. NCIDQ)

    Salary: Based on experience

    Who we are:

    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 70 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. 

    Instructions: 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; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k)/Roth with company match.

    KSS Architects is committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Further, KSS Architects is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

  • Senior Interior Designer / Project Manager (8+ years)

    We are looking for an experienced and ambitious interior designer/architect to join our Philadelphia, New York City, or Princeton location, with a passion for innovative design, disciplined project management, and delivering high-quality projects that exceed clients’ expectations. The Senior Interior Designer position entails leading the interior design of a range of project types and scales, including supervising junior interior designers and collaborating with project architects and consultants across potentially multiple teams. You should possess a creative, progressive design sensibility, a collaborative problem-solving approach, strong project management experience, and a strong ability to communicate your ideas clearly and thoughtfully.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Assumes responsibility for developing design direction for multiple projects, from programming and conceptual design through construction
    • Demonstrates passion for design excellence and the ability of interior architecture to affect meaningful change
    • Interfaces with clients at every level of a project
    • Supports project teams – aligns in-house staffing resources with project needs, budget, and deadlines
    • Gives direction and mentors junior staff
    • Manages all aspects of projects, including budget, fees, schedule, scope of work, and coordination with other disciplines in the production of construction documents and specifications
    • Receives and coordinates technical, budgetary, managerial, and design guidance on critical project issues and requirements.
    • Prepares project workplans and manages workflow and administrative efforts throughout design and documentation phases, including programming, planning, concept, design, construction documents, and construction administration
    • Works with Marketing to prepare proposals and develop project teams

    Requirements and Skills:

    • 8+ years of experience
    • Passion and enthusiasm for design excellence
    • Strong experience in project and workflow management of aspects of interior design practice, including programming, planning, concept, design, detailing, furniture planning and selection, and finishes
    •  Knowledge of FF & E specifications and bidding
    • Strong commitment to design and technical quality
    • Experience with client interface, networking, and relationship-building
    • Strong and respectful writing and verbal communication skills; within the office, with clients, consultants, and contractors
    • Workplace, hospitality, and institutional project experience
    • Ability to be collaborative and pro-active
    • Fluency with Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and Adobe Suite is strongly preferred
    • Highly organized with an eye for detail and creative problem-solving
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    •  Ability to effectively meet deadlines
    • Knowledge of material application and detailing
    • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture
    • NCIDQ Certification
    • Travel as required
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED Accreditation
    • WELL Certification

    Salary: Based on experience

    Who we are:

    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 70 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.

    Instructions: 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; life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; 401(k)/Roth with company match.

    KSS Architects is committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Further, KSS Architects is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

  • Architecture / Interior Design Summer Intern

    This position is for architecture or interior design interns currently pursuing a professional degree in architecture. We are looking for creative, talented, and team-oriented candidates for all three of our office locations. 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.

    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 and ability to iterate design ideas
    •  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

    Who we are:

    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. 

    Salary: Based on skills and experience but starting from $24 per hour

    Instructions: 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 Architects is committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Further, KSS Architects is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

  • Project Accountant

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Create, monitor, and maintain project budget and funding based on information included in the contract documents and provided by Project Managers.
    • Track all project-related expenses, including labor costs, in a systematic and organized manner.
    • Analyze budget variances and discrepancies and collaborate with Project Managers to identify potential cost-saving measures or areas where additional funding may be needed.
    • Assist in financial forecasting for the project, helping project managers anticipate future financial needs and challenges.
    • Collaborate closely with Project Managers and other stakeholders to provide financial insights and updates on project financial performance.
    • Responsible for creating accurate client invoices in compliance with contract terms and accounting schedule; work with consultants and Project Managers to ensure terms are set prior to initial invoicing.
    • Collection management, collaborate with Project Managers and Partners to resolve outstanding AR issues and confirm documentation of collection activities.
    • Process Accounts Payable transactions for sub-consultants.
    • Review, approve, and communicate the release of sub-consultant payments.
    • Reconcile and close out completed projects to ensure all revenue has been billed and all time and expenses have been recorded; accurately report the profitability of the project to the Finance Director and Partners
    • Provide additional financial and project accounting support as needed (ex. Quarterly and year-end close, additional service development, etc.)
    • Participate in developing critical systems and process tools to help create a continuum of progress related to Architect, Accounting, and Marketing Collaboration.
    • Work with the Director of Finance, Controller, and other Accountants in a professional and collaborative manner.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow.

    Qualifications:

    • 4-Yrs Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting with a minimum of 5+ years of accounting experience
    • Deltek experience a plus; proficient with MS Office applications
    • Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies is a plus.
    • Accounting experience in A/E/C industry desirable
    • Must be self-motivated, well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to work well independently and as part of a team; Critical thinking is essential.
    • Requires a personable and professional approach for face-to-face, telephone, and email communication.

    Salary: Based on experience

    To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume 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-sponsored medical, dental, and vision coverage; company-paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; PTO, and 401(k) with company match.

    KSS Architects is committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Further, KSS Architects is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

  • Accountant

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for maintaining and updating financial records.
    • Develop, implement, and enforce internal controls to maximize the protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow.
    • Prepare monthly journal entries and monthly account reconciliations.
    • Monitor monthly banking activity, initiate wires, and complete monthly reconciliations on all bank and credit card accounts.
    • Manage accounts payable and approve and process weekly check runs.
    • Manage employee and partner expenses and approve and process weekly check runs.
    • Coordinating and compiling documents for year-end closeout.
    • Preparing and issuing 1099’s to consultants/vendors.
    • Assist in tax planning and compilation of reports for the outside accounting firm.
    • Handle monthly, quarterly, and annual closings.
    • Assist in preparing budget and forecast reports and be able to analyze and provide details on the variances between actuals vs budget/forecast.
    • Examine and evaluate current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new departmental processes and procedures for adequacy of internal controls.
    • Maintain high ethical standards and confidentiality, avoid conflicts of interest, and act with integrity.
    • Work with the Director of Finance, Controller, and other Accountants in a professional and collaborative manner.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow.

    Qualifications:

    • 4-yr Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting with a minimum of 5+ years of accounting experience
    • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Deltek experience a plus; proficient with MS Office applications.
    • Accounting experience in A/E/C industry desirable.
    • Must be deadline oriented.
    • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills.
    • Must be self-motivated, well-organized, and able to work well independently and as part of a team; Critical thinking is essential.
    • Requires a personable and professional approach for face-to-face, telephone, and email communication.

    Salary: Based on experience

    To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume 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-sponsored medical, dental, and vision coverage; company-paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance; PTO, and 401(k) with company match.

    KSS Architects is committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Further, KSS Architects is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

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