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Model Room Internship

For our office in Amsterdam we are looking for an Intern Model Maker!

As an international design firm, UNStudio is active across the broadest fields of architecture and design. Our project portfolio covers every aspect of architecture and every typology, ranging from small to large-scale projects, research and theory. The atmosphere within our offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dubai and Melbourne is informal, international, multidisciplinary and ambitious, but also open, non-hierarchical, team-based and friendly, with attention to personal well-being, knowledge development and career planning. The average age of our employees is 34 years and our employee base is made up of about 30 different nationalities. Almost all employees have an academic background. 

Starting date: ASAP.

The Position:

For our office in Amsterdam we are looking for an Intern Model Maker (40 hours per week) to support the design process by translating 3D concepts to physical scale models for diverse projects, ranging from buildings to product design. The internship will be for a minimum period of 6 months.

The Requirements:

  • Architectural background
  • You must be enrolled in a university or higher technical school programme
  • English speaking is a must
  • 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 a number of software packages
  • Independently work with a diversity of machine & hand tools
  • Ability to keep deadlines & work in team

Software used in the office:

  • Rhino is the primary tool of our designers, and from where most 3D data is extracted
  • Laser files are prepared in AutoCad, as can etching files
  • For printing the purpose of clean-up & control of 3D printing we use Magics
  • Illustrator can also be used for laser & etch files
  • CNC milling files can also be prepared in 3D Pronto

Tools used by the model room:

  • 3D Printing is done on either our Z-Printer, or our Replicator
  • Plastic, card & thin wood are cut on our Versa Laser
  • We have a spray booth with extractor
  • Our machine table includes among other machines, a table & band saw, a sander & a router
  • We have an extensive collection of small hand & model power tools.

Presentation, Archiving and Documentation:

  • We have 2 system cameras & daylight simulator lights for model photography
  • Models are systematically documented & when appropriate archived
  • The Model Team is responsible for this process

We offer:
A challenging position in an independent young and international working environment. The position offers an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of design.

We strongly encourage you to explore our website and to familiarize yourself with our offices, our HR policy, our clients and our projects.

We look forward to receive your application!

When you work at UNStudio

  • You have the opportunity to work on high profile, challenging global projects
  • You are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment
  • The city centre of Amsterdam is on your doorstep: one of the world's most beautiful cities
  • Research is an integrated and valued part of your daily work
  • You 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, made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between
  • You design through discovery, and 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
  • Friday Afternoon Drinks are always waiting for you
  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary

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