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🔗Restoration Architect / Architectural Preservation Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • $44 to $55 per hour (about $86K to $114K a year) commensurate with experience and efficacy; and 1-1/2 time for overtime. USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Minimum five (5) years of relevant work experience in architectural restoration required.
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree, or equivalent experience in architecture or historic preservation.
    • Knowledge of and interest in historic and contemporary building envelope materials and their mechanisms of deterioration.
    • Interest in expanding knowledge base.
    • Adept at writing historic building condition assessment.
    • Ability to develop, detail and specify a building envelope repair and maintenance scope of work.
    • Prior management experience delegating, supervising, and training a small team.
    • Proficient in AutoCAD and hand drawing / sketching.
    • Strong English verbal, written, and organizational skills.
    • Experience performing building restoration and/or construction administration related field work.
    • Reasonable proximity to Manhattan required to facilitate regular visits to NYC construction sites.
    • Scaffolding certifications, and familiarity with NYC Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) a plus but not required.
  • How to Apply:

    Email following information to Sergio De Orbeta, Principal, at

    1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
    2. CAD samples (some technical details preferred but not required).
    3. Hand drawing and / sketching samples (drawings of building components preferred, but artwork or doodles also of interest).
    4. Short writing sample (technical writing, memorandums, or field reports preferred, but papers and essays also of interest).

    All four of the above will be required in some form prior to the scheduling of an interview.

  • Job benefits: Bonus Pay: Quarterly bonuses (usually extra 8% of earnings, subject to modification); Time Off: Paid holidays, time off, sick time, and parental leave; Benefits: 401K, health, dental, vision, disability insurance, and group gym membership.
  • Contact Name: Sergio De Orbeta
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 212-679-9393
  • Application Address: 118 West 22nd Street 11th Floor New York, NY 10011

Website Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC

Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC is an established mid-size firm in New York City specializing in the restoration of historic and landmark buildings envelopes. Since 1975, WBMA has successfully completed the restoration of hundreds of structures, including many of New York City’s iconic residential and institutional buildings. Recent award-winning projects include The Hope Building, Central Presbyterian Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, Freehand Hotel, Brooklyn Lyceum/Public Bath House No. 7, St. Thomas Church, and Donald Judd Home & Studio. Friendly and educational environment with good work-life balance.

  • Develop and manage exterior building envelope restoration and repair projects from inception through to completion of construction.
  • Draft proposals and interact with clients.
  • Lead assessment and diagnosis of existing conditions and causes of deterioration.
  • Develop and budget appropriate project-specific repair approaches and associated construction documents.
  • Management of the bidding and construction process, running of meetings, and client expectations.
  • Delegate work to and help train junior staff in all phases of the project process.

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