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Architectural Model Builder

ZGF is seeking an Architectural Model Builder to join our team in our Portland office. Our model shop is a nexus of collaboration centered around fast-paced design, ideation and investigation in support of our architectural teams both in Portland and firm-wide. You will work alongside talented model makers, technologists, designers, and artists to create scale models, mockups and prototypes through a range of materials, scales, and budgets. 

As an Architectural Model Builder, you …

  • Demonstrate ability working on tight deadlines and multiple projects both in team and individual-based environments. 
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and written using office standard tools (like Microsoft Office suite)
  • Work well under team leaders, mentors and advisors and be able to lead work sprints and initiatives as needed.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills while facing new challenges out of your comfort zone.
  • Demonstrate precision execution of craftwork with the ability and eagerness to learn new tools and work methodologies
  • Show aptitude in technical drafting and fabrication using office standard software suites (Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, etc.), and digital fabrication tools (laser cutters, CNC, 3D printers)
  • Demonstrate career investment and goal setting for a fast-paced model making discipline.
  • Show familiarity and practice with shop tools, material knowledge and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in establishing project narratives, goals, budgets and schedules for a range of project types.
  • Demonstrate effective resource and material management during projects
  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills by being self-motivated, on time, and on schedule.
  • Be willing to travel
  • Take part in, add to, and embrace our unique design and maker culture!

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience as an architectural model maker or equivalent maker-based trade and same experience length working with digital fabrication tooling and traditional woodcraft tools.

Apply with:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

ZGF Architects LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite qualified candidates to apply online posting resume and portfolio.

 

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