Architect/ Architectural Designer for Construction Administration

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Office New York
Experience 3-5 years post-graduate
Date Listed Jul. 2021

Handel Architects is an award-winning architecture firm with offices in New York City, Boston, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. Our work includes architecture, urban design, interior design and aims to leverage individual opportunities to create something greater: positive urban and social change. We are a fast-paced and results-driven firm and are always looking for people that share our passion.

Our New York office is currently seeking a detail-oriented Architect/Architectural Designer with 3-5 years of post-graduate professional experience to manage the day-to-day Construction Administration on a Passive House high-rise. The 100% affordable multi-family residential tower is the second phase in a two-phase development in East Harlem that began construction in July 2021. In this role you will work directly with the Project Architect.


  • Reviewing and processing shop drawings and tracking open and priority items for review
  • Reviewing and processing shop drawings and tracking open and priority items for review
  • Reviewing samples, substitutions, and mock-ups for use in the project
  • Preparing sketches and supplemental documentation in response to Contractor RFIs or design/coordination changes
  • Bi-weekly site visits and Owner/Architect/Contractor meetings
  • Assembling Field Observation Reports and tracking open issues
  • Participating in coordination meetings
  • Coordinating documentation and reviewing project data for compliance to applicable codes and standards (Passive House, NYC BC 2014, NYCECC, HPD standards, Accessibility standards, Enterprise Green Communities, etc.)


  • Professional degree in Architecture
  • 3-5 years of post-graduate professional experience required, preferably in high-rise multi-family and mixed-use developmentUnderstanding of construction practices in NYC
  • Experience with Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and MS Office
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple, tight deadlines and work on various tasks concurrently
  • Excellent graphic presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented team-player
  • Strong critical thinking skills, an ability to carry out design concept to realization
  • General knowledge of the Passive House Standard as defined by the Passive House Institute (PHI) is a plus
  • Familiarity with building codes is a plus

Please send us your resume, cover letter, and portfolio in PDF format.

We want your energy, pro activeness, and collaborative mindset to support our growing firm! Our office provides full benefits, including: health benefits, competitive PTO, 401(K), reimbursement and mentoring for ARE exams, and Whiteboard Groups. What are Whiteboard Groups? Check them out here!

No phone calls please.

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