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Continuing Archinect’s weekly job highlights, we’ve compiled a list of companies that place sustainability and ecological design/research at the forefront of their practices. If you’re an architectural designer or seasoned architect with a passion for green projects, check out these six companies below. Be sure to check the Archinect Job Board daily for new jobs.

1 Great Jones Alley by BKSK Architects. Image reproduced by MARCH/Courtesy of BKSK Architects.

BKSK Architects, LLP is seeking a Sustainability Coordinator
Location:
New York, NY
Experience level: 1-3 years

Details: “Founded in 1985, BKSK Architects is a New York City-based practice specializing in socially, contextually and environmentally engaged design […] We are looking for a sustainability coordinator with 1-3 years of experience to join BKSK’s Sustainable Design Team. The group grows to meet our commitment to building healthy, resilient, and sustainable projects in New York City. We are looking for a full-time position as a designer/coordinator to integrate into current projects. This effort serves to inform the design decisions at all stages. The role will support the studio’s design teams and provide clients with opportunities for methods to create high-performance, low-energy buildings.” Learn more here.

*The company is also hiring a marketing and communications coordinator

KieranTimberlake is seeking an urban ecology researcher
Location:
Philly, PA

Details: “KieranTimberlake is currently seeking an Urban Ecology Researcher to join our team. Our design practice includes over 85 professionals from diverse backgrounds and is recognized worldwide as a leader in sustainable design […] The urban ecology researcher will join KieranTimberlake’s research group and work alongside other environmental researchers to advance the company’s pursuit of resilient design solutions for buildings and cities. You will be responsible for applying your understanding of natural systems and ecological design principles to support architecture and research project teams.” Learn more here.

Off-Grid Home by Hawaii Off-Grid Architecture and Engineering. Image © Shawn Hanna via Inhabitat.

Hawaii Off-Grid Architecture and Engineering is seeking a Junior/Project Architect and a Project Architect
Location:
Haiku, HI

Junior/Project Architect details: “A local Maui architecture firm focused on sustainability and contemporary design is looking for a new team member. […] This position requires experience in ArchiCad, AutoCAD, Rhino, 3D modeling and Adobe Suite as part of the design and documentation process. Experience with 3D printers, Monday project management software, renewable energy and construction experience would be an asset. This is not a remote location as we are a creative studio company. Some days you can work from home, but you need to be prepared to be in the office as that’s where creativity and collaboration happen.” Find out more here.

Project architect details: “A local Maui architecture firm focused on sustainability and contemporary design is seeking a new team member(s) to help us in our educational projects department. Successful candidates must have a master’s degree or professional degree in architecture and 5-10 years Have experience in a professional environment […] This position requires experience in AutoCAD, ArchiCad, 3D modeling and Adobe Suite as part of the design and documentation process. Experience with 3D printers, Monday project management software, renewable energy and construction experience would be an advantage. This is not a remote location as we are a creative studio company.” Learn more here.

New Ecology Inc is seeking a VP for Green Building Services
Location:
Boston, MA

Details: “New Ecology, Inc. is recruiting a Vice President, Green Building Services. Applicants should have strong managerial skills, knowledge of sustainable development, people and team building skills, and entrepreneurial spirit. This position represents a rare opportunity for a proven leader for an organization at the forefront of green building innovation and making real impact at the intersection of justice and climate change. The Vice President will be responsible for developing and leading the work of the Be responsible for New Ecology’s green building teams and coordinate with New Ecology’s President and senior management team to advance the organization’s mission and vision. This is a hybrid position based in the Boston office.” Learn more here.

Courtyard of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance California office. Image courtesy of EHDD.

EHDD is looking for 2 designers and 2 project architects
Location:
San Francisco, California and Seattle, WA

Details: “EHDD is an award-winning firm providing architecture, interior design, planning and urban planning services to educational, residential, institutional, commercial and public clients.” They are looking for two project architects and two designers in their offices in San Francisco and Seattle. “EHDD is not a departmental office, rather we are organized around each specific project and we engage key people on that project from start to finish. Our designers benefit from this philosophy by gaining extensive experience early in their career development […] EHDD offers a great work environment and interesting building types – including aquariums, museums, academic institutions, laboratories, libraries, college dormitories, and commercial housing developments. “Learn more here.

To Be Done Studio is looking for an Architectural Designer
Location:
Washington, D.C

Details: “TBD is currently seeking a Design Associate to work on architectural, urban and rural design projects. Our office is in Washington, DC and we operate nationally. This role will report to the Senior Architectural Designer […] To Be Done Studio works to create lasting and impactful solutions to the diverse issues faced by many communities across our country. We work before and after challenges. We research and engage local and subject matter experts to ensure we are well informed before proceeding with the design. We design robust solutions that take social and environmental sustainability and climate change into account. Sometimes we do all the work and do the design/manufacture ourselves.” Learn more here.

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