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Copenhagen, Denmark
Workshop model-maker
at BIG

BIG has an opportunity for a workshop model-maker to join its studio in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We are seeking a model-maker to join BIG CPH’s expanding modelshop team at a pivotal and exciting time. This is a unique opportunity to take ownership in pushing the department forward as we digitalise our fabrication methods and evolve our design work through physical making. You will be focusing on introducing new techniques and materials, disseminating knowledge across all projects and ensuring advancing standards of model-making practice while supporting the Workshop Manager in the department’s daily operations and future development.

On a day to day basis, you will be assisting and mentoring project teams, advising on materials, techniques and approach, inspiring all to experiment and aim for the highest quality of work. Responsibilities will evolve and expand as the department develops. Architectural design will not form part of your role.

Necessary skills:

  • an education background in model-making or similar making discipline
    one to three years’ experience working in architectural modelmaking or similar fabrication environment
  • the confidence to assist and mentor architectural teams in new materials and techniques
  • an interest in high quality production, attention to detail and care for good aesthetics
  • basic knowledge of AutoCAD and Rhino; experience in using 3D printers and laser-cutters

Beneficial skills:

  • the ability to read, interpret and deconstruct architectural drawings
  • an understanding of the role of physical models within design and architecture
  • experience in working with robotic arms fabrication workflows
  • basic knowledge of Revit

We seek a person who:

  • has a genuine interest in physical and digital making and their materials, tools and processes
  • is quick to take on strategic direction from the Workshop Manager and implement it as daily routine
  • is enthusiastic about their own personal and professional development and that of others
  • is organised and structured yet can remain calm and empathetic
  • can progress tasks with a sense of urgency and multitask without losing focus
  • can maintain a safe and tidy working space within a busy and fast paced environment
  • is a good colleague and a team player that can maintain positive and constructive dialogue
  • can work flexibly with enthusiasm and engage in BIG’s unique office culture

Please apply through this BIG link and include a cover letter, explaining why you are interested in this role and why you would be a great fit.

Starting date: September/October 2019

  • Applications have closed.