Careers

With a diverse portfolio and an ambitious eye toward the future, we continue to offer new, engaging opportunities for designers of all backgrounds and experiences. Our light-filled studio — which we converted from an old diving supply shop — is open concept, promoting an atmosphere of transparency and teamwork. We regularly convene for pin-ups to present our work and exchange ideas from across various project teams.

 

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Employees working in model shop
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Kovac Design's Studio, desks with employees working

Who are we looking for?

At KOVAC, we seek energetic, motivated architects and designers who are curious and see opportunity in challenges. Our team members pride themselves on a holistic design principle that equally prioritizes broad concepts and technical details.

As a practice committed to responsible building methods, we opt for candidates who are mindful of the environmental impact of their work and eager to use new technologies to build more sustainably. Kindness defines the culture at KOVAC. With this in mind, we welcome candidates with a genuine interest in collaboration, active learning, and open dialogue.

 

What should a successful candidate expect?

You will work closely with other team members to shape innovative and creative solutions. Guided by an inquisitive ethos, we foster a natural exchange of ideas through discussion and mutual participation.

Every team member at KOVAC, regardless of seniority or tenure, is involved with a project from start to finish. You will participate in each stage of development, beginning with the initial concept and culminating in a constructed space.

 

Why work with us?

We are an award-winning architecture and design practice known for our highly personalized, client-driven approach. Drawing on over three decades of experience, the studio has designed residential and commercial projects for a world-class roster of clients.

Like our approach to design, our studio is people-first. We foster a healthy work-life balance and bring a curious, humble attitude to all we do. We are excited by the discoveries our team members bring to the table, and new ways of thinking are always welcome. While we encourage individuals to own their strengths, we also provide opportunities for growth and learning. 

 

What impact will you make?

The KOVAC team is composed of individuals from a broad range of backgrounds, with 30 percent of the staff identifying as international. Through their varied experiences and interests, team members are offered collective guidance from fellow experts at the top of their field. 

At KOVAC, you will be given opportunities to grow professionally by meeting new challenges and refining concepts and design ideas alongside a dedicated team. Mentorship and knowledge sharing define the way that we work, and each KOVAC team member is supported in pursuing their individual goals while contributing to a greater whole.

Open Positions

KOVAC employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive insurance, and a flexible work schedule with options for hybrid work. If you’re interested in working with us, please send your cover letter, portfolio, and resume to hr@kovacdesignstudio.com.

  • We are looking for a dynamic and energetic technical architect to lead significant residential estate projects. If you have ten or more years of experience, are highly motivated, enjoy challenges, and have excellent written and visual communication skills, we would like to meet you.

    You will lead projects within our executive architecture group that has developed long-term relationships with globally renowned design architects such as John Pawson, Foster + Partners, Ferguson & Shamamian, and Vincent Van Duysen.  You will assist and advise our design partners in all phases of development from the concept to the construction phase and coordinate with consultants, contractors, and clients. You will lead the production of construction documents, including schedules, and research new materials. Please note that applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria described here will not be considered.

    To apply please email a cover letter, portfolio, and resumé to hr@kovacdesignstudio.com

  • We are looking for dynamic, energetic architects and designers to contribute, collaborate, and engage with us on exciting projects with sophisticated clients. If you have between five and seven years of experience, are highly motivated, enjoy challenges, and have excellent written and visual communication skills, we would like to meet you.

    You will participate in every phase of a project’s development from the concept to the construction phase. You will interact with consultants, contractors, and clients. You will brainstorm ideas, participate in weekly pin-up sessions, sketch, and advocate for better creative solutions. You will produce construction documents, presentations, renderings, schedules, research new materials, and, with the guidance of more senior-level staff, take ownership of your work, see it implemented, and built.

    To apply please email a cover letter, portfolio, and resumé to hr@kovacdesignstudio.com

  • Our studio’s paid internship program is open to students who are advanced in their curriculum and would like to complement current academic studies with professional experience in an architecture and design firm.

    The program has a 3-month minimum commitment, with the possibility of extension. We require candidates to work with us in person at our studio Tuesday through Thursday, with some flexibility depending on the candidate’s availability.

    To apply, please submit a resumé and PDF Portfolio to internships@kovacdesignstudio.com. Our Selection Committee will review and reach out via email to arrange an interview should your profile seem to be a strong fit with our practice.

    Dates and Deadlines:

    December 09th, 2023 – Opening Application Date

    April 05th, 2024 – Closing Application Date

    April 19th, 2024 – Results Announcement Date (select candidates will be notified via email)

    *Please note applications have closed for the Spring/Summer 2024 Cycle

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