Intermediate Architectural Designer

Firm Name: 
Matt Fajkus Architecture
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MF Architecture is a dynamic Austin-based practice on the rise, with design awards at local, regional, and national levels. Our founding Principal Architect, Matt Fajkus, is a published author and award-winning Professor at the UT School of Architecture, where he is also the Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable Design. Sarah Johnson is also Principal Architect at MF Architecture, and she has been recognized as an exceptional emerging leader and talent in a feature editorial article in the Austin Business Journal. While we believe in strong ideas and theoretical narratives to drive our work and our team, we are simultaneously rooted in realizing exceptional buildings, having completed more than 50 buildings to date with widespread recognition, including a 2019 National AIA Design Award.

We are a reflective practice, based on the premise that we learn and grow from each project as part of a larger body of work, in order to ground our process and incrementally innovate as we move ahead. We strive for relevancy beyond the typical boundaries of architecture by pursuing a broad range of projects in terms of scale and type. Furthermore, our press, publicity, social media outreach are means to educate about the value of Architecture – to directly and indirectly affect positive change through design.   
Our work has been published in Arch Daily, Dwell Magazine, on National Public Radio, ESPN’s Longhorn Network, Dezeen, Texas Architect, and in The Wall Street Journal.

As a young and energetic practice, we are now seeking specific new team members, including a senior hire in addition to this Intermediate Architectural Designer role, to all be key pieces to join us in moving to the next level. We believe that we can affect positive change through design, and that we are better than the sum of our parts.

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • 2 to 5 years of experience in the architectural profession (licensure not required)
  • An interest and facility in design
  • An interest in multiple typologies + scales
  • Internal communication skills, a collaborate spirit, and a positive attitude
  • External communication capabilities, including with clients, consultants, and general contractors
  • The ability to multi-task and work at various paces
  • An ability and interest to learn and grow with us, including developing leadership skills
  • Production skills (Revit skills, etc.)

What we offer:

  • A downtown Austin area office located at street level, embedded in the city in which we operate
  • An inspirational open studio environment with collaborative design charrettes balanced with solo work
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • A collaborative and empowering framework for concept-driven work  
  • Individual credit and authorship for work in press, publications, website, social media, and awards
  • Diverse project experiences both in terms of scale and typology, and throughout all phases including CA
  • Vertical growth for employees, including leadership opportunities
  • Support for professional development, including time and funding for research or conference attendance
  • An evolving practice where employees can impact not only designs but also systems and processes

Please send your resume and full portfolio in PDF form to