Advanced Building Designer-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, June 20, 2011

Advanced Building Designer

Ashley McGraw Architects

Ashley McGraw Architects is a signatory to the 2030 Challenge and a leader in sustainable design for the institutional sector. The firm has a K-12 Studio, a College & University Studio, and an Advanced Building Studio.  The Advanced Building Studio is engaged in the research of new strategies for creating a fully sustainable world, on the measurement of building resource impact via energy and daylight modeling, and the application of this expertise in Ashley McGraw’s projects.  The studio is also developing a unique philosophy of sustainability focusing on the relationship of nature and technology, as documented on

We seek a progressive architect, with a sincere passion for architectural design and sustainability, to join our Advanced Building Studio.

The qualified candidate will
•    Have a good working knowledge of architectural design and building systems.
•    Be familiar with 3d modeling software. Ideally 3DS Max, Rhino or other NURBS modelers, and SketchUP.
•    Be familiar with energy and daylight modeling software such as Ecotect, DesignBuilder, or eQuest.
•    Be able to think analytically and apply what is learned from the software to the built environment.
•    Have a bachelor’s or higher degree in Architecture.
•    Have superior written and verbal communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.
•    Have an unwavering commitment to move sustainable design beyond the most advanced current thinking and practices.

Ashley McGraw Architects is a 50 person design firm located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York.  We offer a competitive compensation package.  Syracuse and the region offer a family-friendly environment; affordable housing; excellent public schools and world-class universities; and easy travel distances to major metropolitan areas like New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Toronto.  Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to