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Company Name:
Flad Architects
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
< 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Computational Design Specialist

ResponsibilitiesAs Flad expands its computational design practice, we are hiring additional Computational Design Specialists that are integral in the leveraging and integration of our BIM and data analytics for our clients. This position will collaborate with all Flad's offices, provide support to project teams, and develop novel approaches for computational design applications.


These computational design team members will be located in either Madison, WI, Raleigh, NC, or San Francisco, CA.



Approximately 50% of the time will be spent helping projects with computational & generative design work. This includes:

  • Help develop geometrically complex designs such as façade systems, interior features and installations, and overall building massing with inputs such as daylighting, maximation of views, or traffic patterns.
  • Develop custom design tools based on specific projects to re-use in future projects.
  • Leverage computational design to quantify cost impacts of design changes for developer led projects.
  • Simplify or automate repetitive tasks where possible using generative design tools such as BOMA calculations, room sheet data, equipment schedules, and program SF verification.
  • Leverage Flad benchmarking data for massing and programming of spaces. Collaborate with lab or healthcare planners to develop design tools for planning purposes.

Approximately 40% of the time will be supporting and teaching other employees. This includes:

  • Work with the BIM team to develop and maintain Dynamo and Grasshopper packages for firm-wide use.
  • Test and validate new generative design applications and plug-ins for compliance with Flad's application ecosystem.
  • Collaborate with teams to implement computational design processes and thinking on project work.
  • Teach project team members Grasshopper and Dynamo as well as how to create custom components with coding in Python or other languages.

Approximately 10% of the time will be spent on research and development, including:

  • Research and development time to develop novel approaches, discover new tools, and leverage existing data.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction or equivalent training and experience in the AEC/Building Industry.

  • Minimum of one year experience in design technology with a computational specific background. Three years preferred.

  • Proficiency in Revit required.

  • Expertise in computational/generative design platforms, such as Grasshopper and Dynamo required.

  • Experience with building and deployment of Rhino and Grasshopper plug-ins and writing custom Dynamo packages in Python preferred.

  • Experience with MySQL and/or Google Firebase databases, Autodesk's Forge API, and AI preferred.

Interested candidates should submit examples of code in GitHub or another repository along with their resume. Portfolios (up to 1mb) should be uploaded with resume if there is no portfolio link.


Flad Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Flad will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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