RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Architecture-Urban Risk Lab, to bring architectural design and fabrication expertise and methods to interdisciplinary teams that include urban designers, landscape architects, urban planners, geographers, engineers, and fabricators. Will assist in research related to developing new infrastructure for disaster preparedness and on innovative solutions for post-disaster housing systems as well as other projects in the lab as appropriate. Work will require extensive coordination with outside partners, including integrating feedback from local stakeholders into ongoing design work, extensive and detailed coordination with engineering and fabrication teams, and overseeing fabrication and construction work for on-site installations. Research will also include creating functioning small-scale prototypes in MIT prototyping and fabrication facilities.
The Urban Risk Lab develops methods, prototypes and technologies to embed risk reduction and preparedness into the design of cities and regions to increase the resilience of local communities.
REQUIRED: bachelor of architecture (master's preferred); at least three years' experience working in a professional capacity on building construction projects at all phases from initial design to construction, including schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration phases; demonstrated fabrication ability through finely-crafted, personally-built work, preferably at installation or larger scale; and proficiency in Rhino3D, common 3D rendering platforms, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, and Microsoft Office. Experience in electronics prototyping and software development a plus; as is general familiarity with common GIS (ESRI, QGIS) software and other common 3D modeling software (SOLIDWORKS, Grasshopper, AutoCAD). Job #15343
Work will require occasional nights and weekends, along with the willingness to travel to diverse locations around the world.
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