Happy Holidays! 2016 NSA Holiday Card

 Photography by  Susan Theis

Photography by Susan Theis

We hope your holiday season is filled with friends, family, food and fun. Here's a look at the NSA holiday card that was mailed out earlier this week to our friends and colleagues.  They were a lot of fun to make this year, beginning with a photo shoot at Sean & Melissa's Manitou Island house, with photographer and friend Susie Theis (link in caption). Card design, graphics and copywriting are by Don Farleo at ADCo. and Tracy Maurer.

Happy Holidays everyone!

How to shop for a Designer | Holiday Edition

Are you trying to shop for someone with a keen eye for aesthetics? Someone who appreciates an item for its quality, uniqueness and design sometimes more than for the functionality or usefulness?

I happen to know a few people like this. I asked around the NewStudio office to find answers to the question... "What does a designer want for Christmas?"

Some of the ideas are surprisingly simple, playful and logical, while some are unique and beautiful. Here's what I found...

Dave:

I want a Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell! So I can tell the delivery guy to just leave the package by the door and get notified when its delivered!

Erin:

I like historical maps of cities I’ve traveled.  Legos are always fun and never go out of style.  I’ve always wanted an automatic car starter for these MN winters…

Marcy:

I want a Slight Design Solarpuff - Originally developed by Alice Min Soo Chun for a zero carbon alternative to conventional lighting and emergency relief after the Haiti earthquake, it is now available for purchase at a very reasonable price at multiple retailers.

Also, I want a compact, minimal table tennis game without the table to store (uncommon goods.com)

Monica:

Topo Designs Utility Bag – I need something to hold all my external hard drives.

NES Classic Edition – Because I’m just a kid that loves to play classic video games for hours.

Coco:

Well-designed jewelry…like the Tiffany's Paloma's Groove ring designed by Paloma Picasso. 

Michael:

Caran D'ache Fixpencil 2Mm 22 14Cm (a.k.a. - a fancy mechanical pencil) - The best lead holder. They come in colors now, and you can get colored lead for the adult coloring book fad.

The Anarchist's Tool Chest - By Christopher Schwarz (hardcopy)

By Hand & Eye – by George R. Walker & Jim Tolpin (hardcopy)

Melissa:

A 3-D pen! I really like the 3Doodler Pen Gift Set from Urban Outfitters.

Lindsay:

Shelia Hicks: Coffee Table Book - This book is filled with amazing art pieces by Shelia Hicks, but I think it’s a work of art in itself. 

MGPF Michael Graves: French Press - A functional {give me caffeine!}, but also beautiful piece for in the kitchen.

SHOES. I really like the Billy Ella Floral Burnout Velvet Booties from Anthropologie.

Happy Holidays from your friends at NewStudio. And good luck shopping for the designer in your life!

We Care | 2016

Wednesday night, a group of us headed to the Boys & Girls Club of Minneapolis to participate in an event called We Care. Sponsored and organized by Herman Miller, dozens of design firms across the twin cities volunteer to bring holiday themed arts and crafts to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club. We bring the ingredients, the kids get to build, design, assemble and decorate the final product, and bring it home to enjoy. This year we decided to make Jingle Bell tree ornaments, out of paper cups, pipe cleaners and small bells, and decorated with paint, ribbon and stickers.

Here are a few shots from the event. It was a ton of fun, and definitely worth the effort for us to see these kids enjoy their time at our craft table... 

 Stickers, stickers everywhere...

Stickers, stickers everywhere...

 So many options, thanks to the generous design community in the Twin Cities.

So many options, thanks to the generous design community in the Twin Cities.

 One of our early visitors learns how to assemble his bell.

One of our early visitors learns how to assemble his bell.

 So many stickers!!

So many stickers!!

 Team NSA!! (Front Row, L to R): Melissa and Erin (Back Row, L to R) Engy, Maureen, Lindsay, Coco and Mark

Team NSA!! (Front Row, L to R): Melissa and Erin (Back Row, L to R) Engy, Maureen, Lindsay, Coco and Mark

Now Hiring | Brooklyn Office

 Revit Technician

Revit Technician

We are currently seeking a Revit Technician to join our busy design team for our Brooklyn, NY office.  In this role, you will produce drawings in Revit for designer, architects, and/or senior architects on a large number of concurrent projects.  Ideal candidates will have at least three years of experience with architectural Revit markups.  Experience with specialty retail projects a plus!    


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Produce drawings in Revit from mark-ups, verbal communication, or written direction provided by supervising architects, interior designers, and other disciplines as required.
  • Maintain standards put in place by the BIM Manager and report issues to the BIM Manager.  Drafting and design work being done for an architect will be under supervision of the architect, project manager, and/or group leader.
  • Produce graphs, charts, overlays, isometric and persepctive drawings; insert blocks, schedules, and details from specification sheets or directly in Revit. 

Qualifications:

  • Must have formal training in Revit
  • 4+ years of experience with Revit in a production environment in required

If interested, please email your resume and samples of relevant experience, both graphic and technical, and the date you are available to start work to jobs@newstudioarchitecture.com .

The position comes with an immediate start date.  We offer a full range of benefits.  

New Studio Architecture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local Law.   

Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster.  Do not contact us with unsolicited services or offers. 

 

 

Now Hiring | Brooklyn Office

 Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer

We are currently seeking creative, talented, and motivated professionals who are passionate about architecture and work well in a collaborative team structure for our Brooklyn, NY office.  You will be involved with every aspect of the project and work on multiple projects, collaboration at all levels and working closely with Senior associates and principals.  Duties include preparation of site survey, design, and construction documents.  You much be organized, highly motivated, and able to work independently.   


Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in Architecture
  • 7+ years of post-graduate experience
  • Strong design, technical, and graphic skills
  • 5+ years of experience with Revit in construction documentation production
  • Extensive experience producing and coordinating drawings sets, in all phases
  • Experience in construction administration
  • Commanding knowledge of NYC building codes and filing with DOB and LPC
  • Experience leading teams and producing schedules
  • Exceptional teamwork, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience in specialty retail and commercial development

If interested, please email your resume and samples of relevant experience, both graphic and technical, and the date you are available to start work to jobs@newstudioarchitecture.com .

The position comes with an immediate start date. We offer a full range of benefits.

NewStudio Architecture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster. Do not contact us with unsolicited services or offers.