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. 

  • Architectural Designer (3-5 years’ experience)

    This position is for a full-time architectural designer on the path to licensure with three to five years of experience. We are looking for a creative, talented and team-oriented candidate. 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 role can be located in any one of our three locations,  New York City, Philadelphia, or Princeton.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Passion for design excellence

    • 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
    • A commitment to responsibility, integrity, and accuracy
    • Some experience with client interface preferred
    • 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
    • On path to licensure
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED accreditation or pursuing 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

  • Project Architect (5-7 years’ experience)

    We are looking for a creative, talented and team-oriented project architect. You should be passionate about design, work well with people, 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 any one of our three locations,  New York City, Philadelphia, or Princeton.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Passion for design excellence

    • 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

  • Project Architect (5-7 years’ experience) Industrial Market

    We are looking for a creative, talented and team-oriented project architect with expertise in industrial projects, leading small teams, and building relationships with clients. Flexibility to learn other market typologies is desired. You should be passionate about design, work well, 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 any one of our three locations,  New York City, Philadelphia, or Princeton.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Strong design and technical skills and a passion for design excellence
    • Industrial Market experience
    • Ability to lead and manage projects and develop workplans
    • 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
    • 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 visualization skills
    • Strong experience with REVIT,  3-D modeling programs, rendering programs, and Adobe Creative Suite; AUTOCAD preffered in addition
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Registered Architect / In process of completing AREs
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Desire to be a good mentor to others is preferred
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED or BREEAM 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

  • Project Architect (7-10 years’ experience)

    We are looking for a creative, talented, and team-oriented project architect. You should be passionate about design, work well with people, 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 any one of our three locations,  New York City, Philadelphia, or Princeton.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Strong design and technical skills and a passion for design excellence
    • Ability to manage project teams, project budget, and project 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
    • 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

  • Project Architect (7-10 years’ experience) Industrial Market

    We are looking for a creative, talented and team-oriented project architect with significant expertise in shaping and guiding industrial projects, leading small teams, and building relationships with clients. Flexibility to learn other market typologies is desired. You should be passionate about design, work well, 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 any one of our three locations,  New York City, Philadelphia, or Princeton.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Strong design and technical skills and a passion for design excellence
    • Industrial and Workplace Market experience
    • Ability to lead and manage project teams, multiple projects, project budgets, and workplans
    • Strong experience in organizing design and construction documentation
    • Highly organized, with an eye for detail, strong technical and exterior detailing skills, and problem solving
    • Technical leadership is essential
    • Strong and respectful verbal and written skills
    • 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
    • Strong experience with  with REVIT,  3-D modeling programs, rendering programs, and Adobe Creative Suite; AUTOCAD preffered in addition
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Registered Architect
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Ability to successfully mentor other team members and build comradery
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED or BREEAM 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

  • Senior Project Architect Responsible for QA/QC - 40 hours/week

    We are seeking to hire an experienced Project Architect to join our firm on a full-time basis to conduct QA/QC reviews across multiple projects. We are looking for a creative, talented, and team-oriented candidate. 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 collaboratively with multiple project teams, to ensure successful and technically sound delivery of projects that vary in scale, complexity, and type.

    This role can be located in any one of our three locations,  New York City, Philadelphia, or Princeton.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Passion for design excellence across multiple project typologies, scale, and complexity
    • Previous experience performing Quality Assurance and Quality Control work across multiple projects that vary in scale, type, and complexity
    • Extensive technical expertise and understanding of various building systems
    • Strong experience in organizing design and construction documentation
    • Experience in coordinating consultant work, specific focus on design and system integration across multiple trades
    • Construction Administration experience on complex projects
    • Familiarity with various project delivery methods
    • Project specification expertise
    • Strong and respectful verbal and written skills; within the office, to consultants, contractor and clients
    • Actively participate as a mentor at a project specific level and across the firm
    • A commitment to responsibility, integrity, and accuracy
    • Experience with client interface, networking + relationship building
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Registered Architect
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED accreditation

    SalaryBased 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  

  • Senior Project Architect Responsible for QA/QC - 20-24 hours/week

    We are seeking to hire an experienced Project Architect to join our firm on a part-time basis to conduct QA/QC reviews across multiple projects. We are looking for a creative, talented, and team-oriented candidate. 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 collaboratively with multiple project teams, to ensure successful and technically sound delivery of projects that vary in scale, complexity, and type.

    This role can be located in any one of our three locations,  New York City, Philadelphia, or Princeton.

    Requirements and skills:

    • Passion for design excellence across multiple project typologies, scale, and complexity
    • Previous experience performing Quality Assurance and Quality Control work across multiple projects that vary in scale, type, and complexity
    • Extensive technical expertise and understanding of various building systems
    • Strong experience in organizing design and construction documentation
    • Experience in coordinating consultant work, specific focus on design and system integration across multiple trades
    • Construction Administration experience on complex projects
    • Familiarity with various project delivery methods
    • Project specification expertise
    • Strong and respectful verbal and written skills; within the office, to consultants, contractor and clients
    • Actively participate as a mentor at a project specific level and across the firm
    • A commitment to responsibility, integrity, and accuracy
    • Experience with client interface, networking + relationship building
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Registered Architect
    • Legal working status in the United States
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    Preferred:

    • LEED accreditation

    SalaryBased 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  

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