Careers

Our friendly, collegial culture is one of the first things staff mention when describing MDS.


At MDS, we encourage the sharing of ideas, professional development and mentoring, and believe each individual brings unique skills and experiences that enhance our firm culture and design approach. We are an equal opportunity employer and value the diversity of our staff.

Our office is located in Boston's Downtown Crossing/Chinatown neighborhood, convenient to public transportation. A bicycle friendly business, many of our staff regularly pedal to work. We provide indoor bicycle storage and encourage our staff to pursue active modes of transportation. 

 
 

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Architectural Designer/Draftsperson

MDS, an award-winning 38-person design-oriented firm, has an opening for a motivated Architectural Designer/Drafter with Revit experience and strong graphic skills to work with on academic and health care projects. Successful candidates will have 2-4 years of professional experience. We are interested in talented designers who are detail-oriented, creative, communicative, and collaborative.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Demonstrated proficiency using Revit

  • Working knowledge of the current versions of SketchUp  (preferred)  

  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop (preferred)

  • Experience preparing space planning and construction documents under the supervision of a job captain

  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure.

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and portfolio samples in PDF format (please limit your attachments to no more than 3 with a file size smaller than 6 MB) to Ms. O’Rourke, at jorourke@mds-bos.com. Only applicants with above qualifications will be considered for the position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. No agencies or phone calls please.


Senior Laboratory Architect/Planner

MDS seeks an architect with 15-20 years of experience and at least 8-10 years of recent research laboratory project experience. The role will be to manage research laboratory projects for academic and health care clients and to develop new institutional clients. Candidates should have detailed knowledge of current lab design trends and equipment, as well as good client relationship and team management skills. This is an opportunity for the right individual to expand on MDS’s solid record in lab design and form a targeted lab design team. Send resume and work samples in PDF format to Ms. O’Rourke at jorourke@mds-bos.com. No phone calls.


Architectural Designer/Job Captain

MDS is seeking a versatile full-time Designer/Job Captain with strong design and graphic skills to join our collaborative team of architects, designers, and interior designers. Our clients range from schools and universities to health care institutions and laboratories. We are looking for a designer with 5-8 years of experience in renovation and new construction of institutional projects.

Other requirements for this position include:

  • professional degree in Architecture

  • ability to work well in a team

  • strong design software and 3D visualization skills

  • proficiency in current versions of Revit, SketchUp, and rendering software types

  • experience in producing construction documents

  • understanding of codes, accessibility regulations, building systems, materials, etc.

  • ability to multitask and work well under deadlines is essential

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and portfolio samples in PDF format (please limit your attachments to no more than 3 with a file size smaller than 6 MB) to Ms. O’Rourke, at jorourke@mds-bos.com. Only applicants with above qualifications will be considered for the position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. No agencies or phone calls please.


In absence of openings in your area of expertise, MDS welcomes inquiries from talented architects, interior designers, and planners. When submitting job applications, please provide a resume, cover letter, and up to five pages in PDF format that represent the range of your professional work. MDS uses Revit for all projects, and experience using Revit is preferred for all job applicants. Send resumes to hr@mds-bos.com. No phone calls please.