Staff Architect/Manager

R. Wade Johnson Design, PLLC - Bay Shore, NY


We are a Long Island based multi-disciplinary firm with expertise in the NYC hospitality industry seeking a sharp level headed, highly organized, versatile, team-oriented person.

We have a small closely integrated team allowing for a broad professional experience, great learning environment and plenty of room to expand your career. You will be well-rounded with excellent technical, design and documentation skills. Have the ability to manage, develop and produce a complete set of construction documents for large NYC projects, work independently, as part of a team and to lead when necessary.


  • Schematic blocking, planning and construction documents.
  • Specification and construction detailing.
  • Work on 2-4 simultaneous project at different phases of development.
  • CA submittals, RFI’s, site meetings and field reports.
  • Delegate work assignments based on project scope and team member’s skill set.
  • Working independently, as a team and the ability to lead junior staff.
  • Professionalism to work with in house and external consultant team members.
  • Manage client relationship.
  • Project scheduling. Ability to travel to NYC for site/client meetings (travel expenses reimbursed).


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture.
  • 5 to 10 years of Professional experience in all stages of design and construction.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and members of the project team both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to present design ideas using a variety of graphic presentation skills including hand sketching and a mastery of AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Adobe CS, MS word, Excel and a good working ability in illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Ability to conduct research independently and specify project specific materials and building components.
  • Ability to complete and coordinate a set of detailed and thorough construction documents for large scale multi and mixed use projects.
  • Ability to administer construction, including raveling to site meetings, coordinating the work of MEPSFA, Structural, additional consultants and reviewing shop drawings.
  • Familiarity of NYC building codes and ADA and ANSI requirements.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, highly organized and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, while welcoming both interaction with the Principal and collaboration with the staff.
  • Professionalism, a positive attitude,pride in your work product and a sense of humor.
  • Legal work status in the US.

RWJD values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time


  • US architectural: 7 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Bay Shore, NY (Required)


  • proficient English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms
  • Bonuses
  • Store Discounts

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off