Working at Centerbrook
Centerbrook’s highly collaborative team environment promotes professional and personal development that is intrinsic to making fine works of architecture.
Established in 1975, Centerbrook is one of America’s leading architectural firms. Recipient of the American Institute of Architects “Firm of the Year” award for exceptional design and innovative collaborative methods, we focus on design excellence and environmental responsibility across a wide range of work including educational, institutional, cultural, and single-family residences. We have been practicing ‘green’ architecture for over 45 years. Our 19th century mill complex is a sustainable laboratory powered in part by two solar arrays, a pond-source geothermal system, and a hydro-power turbine.
Located midway between Boston and New York, Centerbrook's studio is situated on a waterfall. Employees enjoy easy access to walking and running trails, biking, kayaking, fishing, and ice skating in the winter. There is a wellness and yoga room as well as locker room facilities on site. Monthly breakfasts and happy hours, summer and holiday parties, themed gala celebrations, weekly informal Sugar Cube presentations, and seasonal athletics are all Centerbrook traditions. Each year, exceptional employees receive a Travel Grant to explore architecture beyond our region and present their impressions to the office. Others are invited to participate in the Centerbrook Chairshop where, guided by our in-house craftsmen, they design and fabricate their own chair.
Our staff, which hails from seven countries, has an average sixteen years of experience in the profession and ten years at Centerbrook. We work in teams and encourage all members to be creative collaborators. Our principals design their own projects, allowing close contact with staff and clients.
Because we design projects of varying types and sizes, architectural employees often work on several at the same time. When we assign projects, we balance their experience with each job’s staffing needs and our overall workload. Our goal is to help our employees develop into well rounded professionals with experience in all aspects of design and construction. We encourage, support, and incentivize staff to pursue professional licensure. We provide in-house seminars on technology and management, visits to construction sites, and a wide variety of product and technical training.
We employ a full-time model maker, a materials researcher, and a shop drawing administrator who support our architectural staff, as well as marketing, publicity, graphic design, administrative, and accounting departments. Two IT professionals support our technology infrastructure and provide software training and best practices. We produce all construction documents, renderings, fly-throughs, and physical models in house. Our staff have access to the latest model-making technology, including a laser cutter, a CNC router, and three 3D printers. We also maintain a fully outfitted woodworking and fabrication shop.
Centerbrook seeks to attract bright minds from all cultural and economic backgrounds. Our best work comes from a wide range of experiences, expertise, and imaginative talents, and we strive to cultivate a welcoming, respectful, and encouraging community. An HR Team and DEI Committee actively support our mission to foster a studio that is made by and for all.
Centerbrook is seeking candidates for two positions described below. If you are interested in being considered, please send your CV and a work sample (under 5MB, please) to email@example.com.
You will have the responsibility of running institutional, residential, and cultural projects through a detailed and collaborative design process. This will include developing technical drawings for tender and construction, liaising with consultants, preparing schedules, and writing specifications. You will manage team members and consultants while attending management, client, and design team meetings and assisting with site queries, visits, and documentation during construction.
- 5 or more years of experience
- Full understanding of appropriate codes (ACHA and other healthcare, municipal, state, UBC, and ADA) and code changes
- Professional degree in architecture
- Proficiency in Revit
- Professional registration preferred
- LEED AP preferred
We are looking for a team-oriented person who is passionate about architecture, has experience in all phases of design, and enjoys working with others to detail and document projects.
- Master’s degree in architecture or a 5 year bachelor equivalent + 3 years relevant experience
- Familiarity with United States code and zoning requirements
- Create both construction details and conceptual massing in Revit
- Develop clear strategies, diagrams, and presentations to represent architectural concepts and design intention for client meetings using Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
- Collaborate and coordinate architectural design with consultant teams on structure, MEP systems, structural systems, and green building strategies
- Manage a Revit BIM model in-house and with consultants
Because close contact with colleagues is necessary in our work environment, full COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions.
Centerbrook Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Centerbrook will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.