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Studio Operations Coordinator


Somerville, MA (Boston)

  • Studio Operations


Marjanne Pearson
Katherine Bajor

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Are you an architectural team leader or project manager, with an interest in playing a broader practice-based role within an international design studio?

Safdie Architects is currently seeking an experienced architect to support the firm’s Principals in an operational role for their design practice. You will be an integral part of the highly collaborative studio, with an opportunity to combine your creative background in architecture with your strong organizational, analytical, and people-management skills.

Headquartered in Somerville MA (Boston), with offices in Jerusalem, Singapore, and Shanghai to support ongoing projects, Safdie Architects is constantly engaged in the design of a diverse range of projects in terms of building type, scale, and geographic location.

For more information about the firm and their practice, please visit their website.

National Gallery of Canada | Ottawa

In 2018, Safdie Architects celebrated 50 years of practice. In addition, it was the 50th anniversary of the completion of the National Gallery of Canada, and the historic restoration of Habitat 67 Unit was complete.

Focus Areas

Talent / Resources

  • Work with Principals on recruitment and retention, including allocation and staffing assignments, utilization and productivity, and talent development.
  • Coordinate internships and the firm’s research fellowship program.
  • Collaborate with HR and the firm’s Principals on performance reviews and professional development initiatives and programs.

Project Operations

  • During the pursuit phase, assist Principals in developing preliminary project plans, assembling consultant teams and preparing professional services proposals.
  • Work with project managers to develop and monitor project work plans, initiate kick-offs, and organize periodic reviews of project documents and deliverables.
  • Monitor contract management and applications for additional services.

This opportunity is for the Somerville MA (Boston) location.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of US citizenship or authorization to work in the USA.


Safdie Architects Studio | Somerville MA

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  • Professional degree in architecture or other design-related discipline.
  • Architectural license is preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience within a design practice, with experience as a team leader or project manager.
  • Experience with effective project management, including work plans, staff resourcing and utilization, project budgets and financial performance.
  • Experience with Deltek Ajera or equivalent is welcome.
  • Excellent communications, analytical and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with people at a variety of levels.

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