Opportunities

Three ideals inform WRNS Studio’s approach to each project: beauty, sustainability, and a positive contribution to the public realm. It is the relentless pursuit of these ideals, carried out over a diversity of project types, scales, and contexts, that accounts in large part for our success.

Beauty, for us, is about bringing pleasure to the senses and conjuring emotion as one inhabits or moves through a space. With a bias for human-scale modernism, we approach design through the fundamentals of functionality, proportion, quality of light and space, and raw, honest materials.

As long-time advocates for sustainable design—which we believe to be inextricably linked with beauty—we seek to advance the symbiotic relationship between the health of people and that of our natural environment. To develop a resonant sustainable design response, we uncover and make evident an organization’s core values, while helping our clients make informed decisions that will result in little to no increased financial burden on a project. We believe that good design should not come at a premium.

As urban designers and architects who have spent our careers working with public agencies, schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and developers, we think a lot about the public realm, and how it might be enriched. For us, place is at once built reality, cultural undertaking, layered history, and crucible for the future.

While our ideals guide us, it is our people that truly make WRNS Studio excellent. We’ve learned from working with some of the world’s most transformative organizations that the most important thing we can do, as a business whose process and product is about innovation and creativity, is to attract, cultivate, and nurture talented people who share our values. The culture at WRNS is strong and distinct, with interests focused on craft, technology, education, and pro-bono work. We have a thriving scholarship program that promotes inspiration and critical thinking in design and architecture, with topics ranging from rammed earth construction to Robert Irwin’s explorations of light and space. An informal mentorship program complements our scholarship program. With several career-long educators at the helm, our work is bracketed by a vigorous culture of education, linking academia with practice to advance architectural excellence.

WRNS Studio was the first architecture firm with headquarters in California, and is one of 45 architecture firms nationwide, to achieve the International Living Futures Institute’s JUST Label. This “nutrition label” encourages companies to disclose their commitments to a range of equity indicators including diversity, equity, safety, worker benefit, local benefit, and stewardship.

You can find our JUST Profile here.

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and work samples (if applicable) to info@wrnsstudio.com. We are always accepting resumes.

Senior Project Manager

Location: New York, NY Minimum Requirements: 15+ years' experience Please send resumes to: info@wrnsstudio.com

WRNS Studio NYC seeks a senior project manager with 15+ years’ experience in institutional and commercial projects. The NY Studio of WRNS is a growing and diverse practice with projects in the higher education and commercial sectors. Candidates must be enthused about growing a practice and the opportunities therein. WRNS shares talents across studios (SF, Seattle, Honolulu, and NYC) and candidates may be asked to travel on occasion. Candidates must be licensed to practice in the state of NY. 10+ years of experience working on the east coast preferred.

Responsibilities

The senior manager position requires that candidates be able to coordinate all project efforts in order to ensure effective execution of the work. The position requires that candidates be experienced and comfortable handling primary client contact. It is expected that candidates be familiar and comfortable with marketing, business development, and interviewing efforts. Candidates should be prepared to help grow our studio culture and capabilities.

A Senior Project Manager at WRNS Studio would handle the following responsibilities:

  • Handles the most complex projects
  • Responsible for coordination of all project efforts – both administrative and design efforts – to ensure cost effective execution of projects
  • Prepares strategic plans with defined scope expectations
  • Strong client interaction to complete projects on schedule and within budget
  • Actively manages client budget, schedule and program
  • Prepares proposals, budgets, and fee worksheets
  • Manages consultant contracts, fee’s; billings; add services
  • Manages client contracts; billings; add services
  • Manages labor costs effectively
  • Proactive approach to budgeting and forecasting of project costs and design scope increases
  • Assists in the management of the studio culture

Intermediate Project Designer

Location: San Francisco and Seattle Minimum Requirements: Minimum 5+ years' experience with strong technical skills, licensure Please send resumes to: info@wrnsstudio.com

Requirements

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience with strong technical skills
  • Literate in Revit
  • Experience in medium to large scale projects
  • Experience with engineer consultant coordination
  • Experience in construction phase
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills
  • BS / BA Degree in Architecture (masters preferred)

Responsibilities

  • Plans and develops projects of medium to large scope and works under minimal supervision
  • Oversees team of designers and technicians
  • Responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments
  • Plans and develops architectural projects concerning unique and / or controversial complexities that significantly impact major company programs
  • Involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of items for investigation and development of novel concepts and methods

Interior Designer / Interior Planner

Location: San Francisco and Seattle Minimum Requirements: Minimum 6-8+ years' experience with strong design skills Please send resumes to: info@wrnsstudio.com

Requirements

  • Minimum 6+ years’ experience, architectural and interior design with strong design skills
  • Literate in Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, Adobe applications, and Rhino
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills
  • Experience in construction phase
  • Experience in medium to large scale projects
  • BS / BA Degree in Architecture (masters preferred)

Responsibilities

  • Manages projects of all sizes and levels of complexitiy
  • Provides project team leadership
  • Responsible for schematic design work
  • Participates in the design control of projects in the design development, construction document, and supervision phases
  • Strong office space planning skills and furniture systems
  • Provides direction to lower-level interior designers
  • Responsible for project budget management and cost control

Intermediate Project Architect

Location: San Francisco and Seattle Minimum Requirements: Minimum 7+ years’ experience with strong technical skills, licensure Please send resumes to: info@wrnsstudio.com

Requirements

  • Minimum 7+ years’ experience with strong technical skills
  • Literate in Revit
  • Experience in medium to large scale projects
  • Experience with engineer consultant coordination
  • Experience in construction phase
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills
  • BS/BA Degree in Architecture (masters preferred)
  • Architectural License

Responsibilities

  • Licensed architect with significant project responsibility.
  • Plans and develops projects of medium to large scope and works under minimal supervision.
  • Oversees team of designers and technicians.
  • Responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments.
  • Plans and develops architectural projects concerning unique and / or controversial complexities that significantly impact major company programs.
  • Involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of items for investigation and development of novel concepts and methods.

Senior Interior Architect / Designer / Planner

Location: San Francisco and Seattle Minimum Requirements: Minimum 10+ years’ experience Please send resumes to: info@wrnsstudio.com

Requirements

  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience, architectural and interior design / planning with strong design skills, demonstrating progressive responsibilities in all phases of architecture and substantial experience in the innovative design of complex, small and large-scale workplace projects
  • Literate in Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, Adobe applications, and Rhino
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills
  • Experience in construction phase
  • Experience in medium to large scale projects
  • BS/BA Degree in Architecture (masters preferred)
  • Registered or pursuing registration preferred, LEED AP plus

Responsibilities

  • Manages projects of all sizes and levels of complexity
  • Provides project team leadership
  • Responsible for schematic design work
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of architectural design, detailing, building materials, building codes, construction techniques
  • Participates in the design control of projects in the design development, construction document, and supervision phases
  • Strong office space planning skills and furniture systems
  • Provides direction to lower-level interior designers

Planner / Campus Planner

Location: San Francisco, CA Minimum Requirements: Minimum 8+ years' experience Please send resumes to: info@wrnsstudio.com

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Architecture, with preferred graduate degree in Planning or Urban Design (MUP, MCP, MUD)
  • 8-10 years of planning experience
  • LEED credentials
  • AICP certification
  • Familiarity with and membership in SCUP
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino, and Revit
  • Exceptional graphic communication abilities
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Engage in all aspects of the master planning, programming, feasibility study projects from analysis to design, existing conditions documentation, conceptual ideas, design development, and documentation.
  • Coordinate and / or produce maps, diagrams, graphs, presentation graphics, 3D models, physical models, renderings, and narratives.
  • Represent the firm in one-on-one interactions with clients, consultants, and reviewing agencies.
  • Design community engagement processes and communication plans.
  • Support marketing and business development activities.
  • Represent WRNS at conferences and in interactions with clients, consultants, and potential applicants.