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Research Specialist

Position Summary

RAMSA Research is a firm-wide resource that provides research support for design, business development, event and speaking engagements, and long-term programs and projects.


Essential Job Functions

  • Identify resources and precedent imagery for project teams
  • Gather research materials, images, and documents, inside and out of the office
  • Prepare research reports (which could include in-depth site analysis and information on architectural style, building type, etc.) for potential and in-contract projects
  • Make research reports accessible to the firm; foster connections and efficiencies between design teams performing research on similar typologies, locations, markets, and/or styles
  • Educate design staff about research practices and tools
  • Create lecture-style presentations and draft copy for use in external and internal events
  • Administer the RAMSA Travel Fellowship, a yearly prize awarded to graduate students
  • Administer the RAMSA Prize, a yearly prize awarded to RAMSA staff
  • Conceive, organize, and coordinate relevant events and exhibitions; develop related programs and written materials
  • Publish research on various print and digital platforms


Experience & Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Architecture or related field preferred
  • 1-2+ years relevant experience preferred
  • Excellent organization, time, and project management skills
  • Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines with fast development cycles while maintaining high production quality
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully with all levels of staff
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Knowledge of digital and print reference sources
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign)


How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the following link: Resesarch Specialist.