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Junior Architect



Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

Ori, Inc. is seeking a Junior Architect with experience in multifamily residential architecture and construction to fill a critical role supporting our Expandable Apartment fulfillment process. We are seeking a team player who loves the built environment and being on construction sites; gets excited over technical and design details; is a motivated, self-driven performer; and is looking to impact the future of urban living. This person will travel the country to visit Ori’s growing portfolio of Expandable Apartments to verify on-site conditions, make strategic recommendations based on in-field findings, and ensure installation drawings are accurate for our deployment teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct on-site measurement, fit, and layout verification of multi-family residential apartments across Ori’s portfolio of Expandable Apartments
  • Collaborate with the Building Integrations and Deployments teams to ensure highly accurate and up-to-date information is provided to Ori’s installers, ahead of shipment and installation
  • Update and/or create precise, installation-ready drawings and reports, incorporating data from on-site verifications, scans, and client communications
  • Ensure a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of the verification and drawing process
  • Manage Ori’s log of site-related RFIs, ensuring all necessary details are resolved prior to installation
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline processes and contribute to the continuous improvement of Ori's on-site verification process and architectural solutions
  • Embrace digital technologies and design software to enhance efficiency and quality of work


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture
  • 1-3 years of experience in multifamily residential design, development or construction.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and often to different Ori Apartment locations in the US and Canada
  • Proficiency in design, drafting, and collaboration software (Adobe, CAD, BIM, Bluebeam, Miro, Figma, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of on-site verification standard processes and 3D scanning technology
  • Proven technical and diagrammatic graphic ability (with work samples), and the ability to translate technical information into easily digestible formats for on-site teams
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly and work collaboratively in a fast-paced, innovative environment, while managing to tight deadlines with acute attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in all tasks
  • Innate communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Great attitude: additive to our culture of challenging the status quo, working as a team by helping each other, and putting aside ego
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; independent, accountable, hardworking, and passionate about providing an incredible customer experience, with exceptional “soft” skills (e.g., an attitude that wins over customers and colleagues in tough situations while being mindful of and preserving business goals)

Career Path:
This is an entry-level role with significant opportunity for growth and advancement within the Building Integrations team at Ori. Operating at a high level of performance will lead to more responsibility in the VIF and building submittal process, and eventually to a more direct role in the strategic development of Ori's scalable design systems. Ori’s Building Integrations team enjoys a wide sphere of influence in Ori’s business model, connecting the dots through land acquisition, development strategy, design, construction, lease-up, sale, ROI and user experience, and interacts frequently with Ori’s business development, product, and deployment teams, among others. Our goal is not simply to positively impact an individual apartment building, but to be in the vanguard of innovation in the built environment and to deliver a better urban living experience through Ori Expandable Spaces.

About Ori:
Ori is a space efficiency company. Launched out of the MIT Media Lab in order to respond to the challenges of urban density, Ori designs spaces that are more flexible, sustainable, affordable and desirable. We have developed technology and design systems and products that create intelligent and responsive spaces. Our goal is to empower people to live large in a smaller footprint. We are tackling a big, complex problem. But we are an intrepid group with shared values focused on a mission to vastly improve urban living both in terms of experience, affordability and sustainability. We all share the audacious belief that through creativity, ingenuity and perseverance we can bend the arc of an industry to improve lives.

This role is for our Brooklyn, NY office.

Ori derives its name from origami, the Japanese art of folding paper to create beautiful and remarkable objects that take many kinds of forms with elegance and beauty. For more information, please visit

Ori is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state or local law.