Design Architect: 3-5 Years Experience / Studio Link-Arc

China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 by Studio Link-Arc / Image by Sergio Grazia

China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 by Studio Link-Arc / Image by Sergio Grazia

Based in New York City, Studio Link-Arc, LLC is an international team of architects and designers. Our name, Link-Arc, refers to the practice’s collaborative nature as well as the company’s mission, which is to work across disciplines to create strategy and design in the fields of urban planning, architecture, spatial art and landscape. We accomplish this by linking knowledge, resources, and intelligence, from multiple perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

Studio Link-Arc designed the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, which opened in May 2015 to international acclaim. The office has been published extensively, has received many awards, and was recently included in Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard 2015. We are currently working on: a campus archive library, a high-end retail project in Manhattan, a major educational commission, and have been shortlisted for a major cultural project in Asia.

Kenneth Namkung, M.Arch '03 is active in MIT alumni affairs and is a Senior Associate at Studio Link-Arc. We are looking for a motivated and talented designer with strong leadership qualities to join our studio.


  • A professional degree in architecture from an accredited institution.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.
  • 3-5 years of substantial work experience in leading architecture offices.
  • Applicants with experience at avant-garde design studios will receive favorable review.


  • Expertise in AutoCAD.
  • Expertise in the preparation of design development and construction documents.
  • Extensive knowledge of construction systems and the ability to coordinate with technical consultants.
  • Knowledge of 2D presentation software including: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Extensive experience preparing design presentations.
  • Knowledge of modeling and rendering programs including Rhino, Maya, 3DStudio Max, and CATIA.
  • Expertise in scripting programs including: Python, Grasshopper, RhinoScript is a plus.
  • Knowledge of architectural detailing and familiarity with building systems.
  • Professional fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Mandarin is a plus.


  • Strong design skills and contemporary design sensibilities.
  • Self-directed, with a strong work ethic and a high level of initiative.
  • Good communication ability and excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • The ability to work well within a project team.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

Please email cover letter, resume, and work samples in a PDF format to Submissions should be no larger than 10MB. Please include "MITArchA Job Posting: Design Architect" in the subject line of your email to ensure that it will be noticed.

Cover letters should be addressed to: Kenneth Namkung, Senior Associate, Studio Link-Arc, LLC.
Hard copy cover letters and portfolios can be mailed to:

Studio Link-Arc, LLC
115 West 30th Street, Suite 901
New York, NY 10001

Visit for more information. This position is available immediately. No phone calls please. Hardcopy work samples will not be returned.