Junior Model Maker

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Junior Model Maker

We are looking for a Junior Model Maker with an interest in design & fabrication to join our model team in Amsterdam!

Full-time · Amsterdam

As an international architectural firm, UNStudio is active in the broadest fields of architecture. Our project portfolio covers every aspect of architecture, ranging from small- to large-scale projects, research and theory. Our mission is to design for lasting impact and contribute to the societal challenges of urbanization, climate change, ageing populations and socioeconomic inequality. Driven by purpose and focused on solutions, we create value by designing for the implications of these megatrends on our built environment.

Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Dubai and Melbourne with over 300 staff from more than 27 countries. The atmosphere within each of them is international, multidisciplinary, design-oriented and ambitious, but also open, non-hierarchical, team-based and friendly, with attention to personal wellbeing, knowledge development and career planning.

For our office in Amsterdam, we are looking for a fulltime Junior Model Maker to support & inspire our Model Team. Our Team builds on the design process, by translating 3D concepts to physical scale models. Our projects are diverse, ranging from masterplans, buildings, to interiors & product designs.

The Requirements:
  • Interest in design & fabrication
  • A strong perception of 3D space and sense of scale
  • Ability to work with a wide array of materials from wood to plastics
  • Proficiency in both 2D & 3D software packages is a plus
  • Independently work with a diversity of machine & hand tools
  • Ability to keep deadlines & work in a team
  • English speaking is a must

Software used:

Rhino 3D is the primarily software used by our designers, and also AutoCad. The Model Team has some specialized programs like Magics, specifically geared to the 3D print process. Experience in similar packages is a plus. Where necessary training for the relative programs will be made available.

Tools used:

We use 3D Printers with different technologies – Binding (powder), SLA (resin), & FDM (filament). While printing is an important part of the process, laser cutting is an essential part of our building process. The materials used are varied and do still include some plastics. The current emphasis has been the re-introduction of sustainable materials, like wood, card, cork, and paper, and here a certain proficiency in handwork is beneficial. For this purpose, our work space has a number of power tools & hand tools. Creativity, and thinking out-of-the box, is greatly encouraged in the model space. Simultaneously there is a need for discipline in maintaining a safe working environment.

Presentation, Archiving and Documentation:

Our projects are all photographed and documented by the Model Team. We have a physical archive and exhibition space on KNSM Island in Amsterdam. Researching and repairing old projects is carried out there.

What we offer

A challenging & creative position in an independent young and international working environment. The position offers an opportunity to grow and make a significant contribution to the continued success of our designs.

When you work for UNStudio

  • You have the opportunity to work on high profile challenging projects worldwide
  • You will be working in the city centre of Amsterdam, one of the world's most attractive cities
  • Research is an integrated and valued part of your daily work
  • You will have the opportunity to initiate and develop research projects with external companies and institutions
  • Your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is ranked highest
  • You work in a young international team that is highly ambitious, collegial and social
  • You design through discovery
  • You work in a team that is made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between
  • You learn on the job
  • You get as much creative freedom as you are willing to take
  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready
  • UNStudio never skips Friday Afternoon Drinks
  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary