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Payette | Boston, MA
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Junior Designer

Payette, based in downtown Boston, is a leading architectural design firm specializing in the programming, planning, and design of complex buildings for medical and scientific research, academic teaching, healthcare, and corporate research. We provide a dynamic, collaborative environment which supports innovation and creativity, allowing each team member to significantly contribute to the design process. We invest in our staff and firmly believe there is an opportunity for anyone with talent and initiative to reach any level in our organization.

In recognition of the quality of the firm's work and professional leadership, Payette received the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest national honor bestowed upon an architectural practice.

Payette is committed to supporting the development and mentoring of the design staff. For over 15 years, Payette's Young Designer's Core (YDC) provides resources and experiences for continuing education and community service, fostering the highest level of professional competency and synchronizing individual career growth with the firm's mission. Structured around presentations by Payette staff and outside consultants, construction tours and community service events, YDC seeks to complement daily project work with new experiences and learning opportunities. In 2014, Payette's YDC received the AIA National IDP Outstanding Firm of the Year Award. This award recognizes the firms that demonstrate strong and innovative commitment to the Intern Development Program (IDP).

We are currently seeking a junior level Architectural Designer to join our team in the planning and design of complex technical buildings such as research, healthcare and laboratory facilities from design through construction.

Candidates must have the following qualifications to be considered for the position:

* Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Master of Architecture degree
* At least 1 year of professional experience in an architectural firm

Other position qualifications include:

* Strong design and visualization skills
* Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills with various levels of individuals including clients, consultants, and architects
* Outstanding physical model building skills
* Ability to juggle multiple tasks, collaborate on large teams and work well under deadlines
* Experience with Revit and / or Rhino

Payette is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace.

Resumes submitted online will be considered. Please note for all documents (resume, cover letter, and portfolio) the maximum files size is 5 MB.

About Payette

We have been committed to incorporating principles of sustainable design, energy efficiency and quality of life into our building projects for many decades. We have always believed that sustainable design is simply good design that fosters an understanding of a building's impact on human wellbeing and the environment. The firm's early projects, such as the Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, employed passive technologies, such as a natural ventilation scheme that not only provided building occupants with operable windows, but induced airflow across courtyard fountains to trigger evaporative cooling. This way of thinking holistically about sustainable design laid the foundation for the integrated practice that is Payette today. For us sustainability is not an added layer to a project, but an integration of building performance into the design process allowing us to embrace both the technical and quantitative domains of design. Our in-house Building Scientist brings rigor and precision to design solutions that were once driven by intuition. We employ state-of-the-art tools, such as in-house energy modeling and 3-D prototyping, to challenge our hypotheses and develop solutions that might otherwise be unattainable. This is transforming the way we design, leading to beautiful buildings that use simple materials, consume less energy and water, have good natural lighting and are tightly integrated with the landscape; in short, buildings that enhance the quality of human habitation. These are the undercurrents that run through every project we design. While most of our projects pursue LEED certification, we also have active involvement in organizations and programs like Labs21, the USGBC and the AIA 2030 Commitment. Because of the energy-intensive nature of buildings like hospitals and laboratories, the imperative for resource efficiency is even more urgent, as small efficiency measures can still yield a substantial reduction in environmental impact. Our practice is one of our most important design projects and is constantly evolving, maturing and improving.