Project Manager At AYON Studio

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • 75,000-85,000 USD / Year

Website AYON Studio

Job Overview

AYON Studio, a growing architecture and preservation practice in NYC, seeks a Project Manager to help us further our mission, achieve our vision, and uphold our values. We are a community-driven firm dedicated to heritage conservation and preservation advocacy. We look to transform the built environment with contemporary, sustainable, and architecturally appropriate interventions. Located on Union Square in the heart of Manhattan, AYON Studio works with public agencies, cultural institutions, and private property owners to safeguard and enhance significant properties, ensuring their viability for future generations.


An understanding of historic materials and assemblies, as well as their decay pattern and the ability to detail and specify the required repairs, is required. Experience with renovation and exterior repairs on existing buildings is required, including submission to and approval by NYC LPC and DOB. Adaptability to a dynamic work environment coupled with substantial experience in all aspects of Construction Administration, including site observations and managing contractor submittals and RFIs, is essential.

Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently while responding timely to deadlines is expected. We are looking for a motivated, self-driven applicant with excellent communication skills and the ability to manage in-house production while focusing on clients’ needs and the firm’s efficiency. The ideal candidate would have an architectural degree and/or an MSc in Historic Preservation or a related field, as well as a minimum of ten (10) years of previous experience working at an architectural office.

Proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD), Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office is required. Architectural registration (a license or completion of some of the ARE exams) is a must.


Responsibilities include developing and managing a variety of commercial, institutional and residential projects that may include a combination of building conservation (exterior building envelope repairs), adaptive reuse (interior and exterior alterations) and/or rehabilitation (interior alterations) of existing buildings.

The position requires working directly with the firm’s Principal to establish design criteria, ensure compliance with zoning and building codes, and track project quality and conformance with the client’s program, budget, schedule, and expectations. Other responsibilities include overseeing the development of existing conditions assessments and preparation of Construction

Documents for regulatory filing, review, and approval; communicating professionally, thoroughly, and articulately with clients, consultants, and staff; managing project team and team members’ workload, resource allocation and priorities; ensuing quality and consistency through all deliverables; as well as monitoring project finances and schedule to ensure all submissions are issued on-budget and on-time.


In addition to a two-week vacation, five-day paid sick leave, and paid holidays, AYON Studio offers employer-sponsored health, vision, and dental insurance. A 401(K) retirement savings plan with employer contribution, as well as an employer-sponsored profit-sharing plan, is available to all employees. AYON Studio offers a variety of professional development opportunities, including encouraging and sponsoring participation in professional events and seminars. Attendance to DOB-required scaffold training for fieldwork will be sponsored by the firm.


AYON Studio is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, portfolio and salary requirements to Please show “Project Manager” in the subject line of your email submission. No calls please.

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