Assistant Architect

The Prospect Park Alliance is a non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park for the benefit of diverse communities, in partnership with the City of New York. Prospect Park is Brooklyn's flagship park and a National Historic Landmark, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The Alliance cares for the natural environment, preserves historic design and serves the community by providing public programming and Park amenities for the Park, which receives more than 10 million visits each year. The Alliance’s work in historic preservation and park revitalization is nationally recognized.

The Prospect Park Alliance’s small Design and Construction Department is currently seeking an Intermediate Level Assistant Architect to work on a wide variety of projects. The projects range from new buildings that incorporate sustainable design to the restoration of landmarked buildings, bridges, monuments and arches. The ideal candidate will have experience working on NYC projects and some knowledge of NYC Buildings Department procedures. Candidates will have the opportunity to complete all facets of a project from initial design and planning through review of shop drawings and construction supervision. The office currently consists of three landscape architects, two architects and an archivist.

Under the direction of the Senior Architect, this individual will work as part of the Design and Construction team on projects of every scale.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, designing and detailing of new architectural projects
  • Preparing of architectural design drawings for inclusion in contract documents and submittals to the NYC Buildings Department
  • Preparing of specifications for inclusion in contract documents
  • Drafting, renderings and illustrations, and hand sketching 
  • Conducting of site visits and field measurements of existing buildings
  • Construction administration and field supervision of projects during construction

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BA or MA in Architecture
  • 3-5 years of office experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe InDesign & Photoshop, Microsoft Office
  • Excellent graphic skills
  • Familiarity with LEED and New York City and State energy code a plus
  • Experience creating construction drawings sets and details is a plus
  • Experience writing specifications is a plus
  • Ability to work well in a small close-knit studio environment
  • Excellent communication skills

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples in a single PDF (max 6 MB) to

The Assistant Architect position is full-time and is eligible for benefits including a tax-deferred 403(b) plan.

The Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.  Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

Please submit a resume and a cover letter along with your salary expectation to

The Prospect Park Alliance offers a full benefits package.

No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

The Prospect Park Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.