"The pendulum swing between architects seeing themselves as artists or as technicians exacts a high price on the profession. Architects do architecture, which is a very complex thing in itself." - Rafael Viñoly

"My design philosophy is rooted in the development of architectural ideas that are powerful, distinctive, and relevant to the specifics of both program and context." - Rafael Viñoly

"Architecture is a dialogue with the forces of life. In every project, I seek to maximize the opportunity for civic investment with a goal of forming iconic works that fulfill the needs of the client." - Rafael Viñoly

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    Rafael Viñoly

    FAIA, JIA, SCA, IntFRIBA

    Lead Designer, Principal

    New York

    1 212 924 5060
  • careers

    Rafael Viñoly Architects is seeking talented and motivated individuals for positions located in the firm's New York City headquarters, and branch offices in London, Manchester, Abu Dhabi, and Palo Alto.

    The practice has been active for over 30 years and has completed award-winning projects in diverse sectors including commercial, cultural, educational and civic buildings, and master plans. Rafael Viñoly and seven partners oversee development and management of the firm's projects across six continents. Imbued with a commitment to elevate the civic realm and to create projects that enhance clients' return on investment, your future collaborators are energetic, inspired and driven to exceed client needs throughout all phases of work, regardless of the project typology. Candidates who reflect this culture and strive to achieve high levels of quality and innovation, will become an essential member of our teams.

    All qualified candidates are welcome to submit their CV and relevant work samples for the positions below by sending an email to: resumes@rvapc.com. Please reference the position's name in the title of the email. No phone calls please.
    Job Location:
    Washington, DC USA

    Job Description:
    Rafael Vinoly Architects is seeking talented and dedicated architects for a major new performing arts center in the United States. The project will be sited within a new large mixed-use development. Fifteen years experience or greater is required for the position, as well as strong Rhino and Revit skills.

    Applicants must have experience in at least one of the following building types:
    • Multi-purpose auditorium of 500 seats or greater
    • Performing arts center experience
    • Concert hall experience
    • Entertainment complex (movie theater, restaurant, café, retail)
    • Mixed-use complexes housing retail, residential and parking garage space

    Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
    • Oversight of architectural design team
    • Preparation of permit and milestone design submissions using REVIT and and Rhino
    • Coordination of consultants
    • Liaising with client and construction manager
    • Preparation of weekly and monthly reports, minutes, etc.

    The position will require relocation to New York and/or to Washington DC.

    Rafael Vinoly Architects practice was founded in 1983 and has completed award-winning projects in diverse sectors including commercial, cultural, educational and civic buildings and master plans, throughout the country. The firm is run by Rafael Vinoly and seven partners who oversee development and management of projects across six continents with a staff of approximately 190. Imbued with a commitment to elevate the civic realm and to create projects which enhance clients’ return on investment, your future collaborators are energetic, inspired and driven to exceed client needs throughout all phases of work, regardless of the project typology.

    To Apply:
    Please send your resume and work samples in a single file of no more than 4.5 MB to resumes@rvapc.com with “Performing Arts Project Manager Application” inserted into the subject line.
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