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Digital Fabricator and Architectural Model Maker

Type of Job:
Entry Level
Name of Firm:

Rafael Viñoly Architects

Job Location:

New York, NY

Rafael Viñoly Architects is searching for a candidate who enjoys making museum quality presentation models.  The candidate needs to demonstrate outstanding craftsmanship as well as an attention to detail that will not only satisfy the demands of the project, but go above and beyond to add a creative edge to our presentation models.  Candidates should be well-organized, self-motivated, flexible, and work well in a team.  The ability and interest to explore new technology and methods of production are welcome.

Successful candidates should possess the following attributes:

  • Presentation model making capability
  • Education in architecture
  • Proficiency in Rhinoceros
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience in laser cutting and 3D printing
  • Experience in CNC milling, wood and/or metal fabrication
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on tight deadline 

This position is for full-time, in-house employment ONLY. No freelancers, independent contractors, or consulting companies need apply. Candidates must be legally employable in the U.S. and must be local to NYC or willing to relocate at his or her own cost.  

This is a great position for someone who is passionate about model making and wants to work with the best in the industry. It is not the right position for someone who is looking for an Architect role.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio (10 pages maximum) via email to with “Archinect - Model Maker” in the subject line. Please send all items as a single attachment in PDF format.  Submissions without the requested heading will not be reviewed.  

[Company Description]

Rafael Viñoly Architects was founded in New York in 1983, and has since become known internationally for its architectural and planning projects around the globe. The firm maintains headquarters in New York with branch offices in London, Manchester, and Abu Dhabi, in addition to project offices in Palo Alto and Boston. The unusually diverse work the firm has completed includes award-winning courthouses, museums, performing arts centers, convention centers, athletic facilities, banks, hotels, hospitals, laboratories, recreational venues, residential complexes, and commercial, industrial and educational facilities. Projects range in scale from laboratory casework to large urban commercial and institutional master plans. The firm has also completed several projects involving the restoration and expansion of buildings of significant historical and architectural value. The practice’s atelier design intelligence coupled with the capabilities of a large, multi-disciplinary firm produces appropriate, creative responses to program requirements. Intensive research and informed evaluation lead to a variety of design and technical alternatives. These innovations and refinements often result in buildings that function measurably beyond client expectations.

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