Architect/Project Manager

Caplow Manzano is hiring a motivated mid-career professional with a strong technical background in architecture and project management. This candidate will be responsible for organization, scheduling, budgeting, and execution, and will lead a collaborative design process (together with the Principals). 

About Caplow Manzano

Based in Miami, Caplow Manzano designs a new type of home that is uniquely adapted to the urban tropics. Composed of architects, engineers, and designers who believe that the future of South Florida demands rethinking the way we build, the firm’s philosophy, called “design for life,” refers to homes that support a healthy life, that are eco-friendly, and that last for a very long time. Caplow Manzano’s homes are elevated for the next 100 years of sea level rise and reinvented from the inside out to improve indoor air quality by eliminating hiding places for mold, mildew, pests, and allergens. The firm also emphasizes thermal performance, lifetime carbon impacts, and solar energy, Caplow Manzano’s goal is to create the healthiest homes available, with the resiliency to protect that investment for generations.


  • Coordinate and contribute to collaborative, leading-edge architectural designs;
  • Day-to-day management of multiple ground-up residential construction projects with weekly reporting;
  • Review plans and specifications;
  • Research and understand building and zoning codes and restrictions;
  • Identify cost barriers to implementation and develop budgets;
  • Research existing and nextgen technologies and green building techniques;
  • Coordinate with engineers, architects, and equipment vendors around project implementation over an 18-24 month timeframe;
  • Prepare, review and edit relevant documents (letters, research summaries, meeting agendas, etc).

Desired Skill Set

  • Background and education in architecture or similar field;
  • Licensed Architect in the State of Florida (Desired)
  • Proficiency in, Revit, SketchUp, Bluebeam
  • Proficiency in Lumion, InDesign, Photoshop (Desired)
  • Passion for ecology, sustainability, and design;
  • Personally organized, highly accurate, and detail-oriented;
  • Entrepreneurial streak, judgment, and maturity; ability to go the extra mile;
  • Strong communication skills; sense of humor; poise under pressure.

Required Experience

  • A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in architecture, design, or building sciences with an excellent GPA
  • A minimum of 3-7 years work experience post-degree

Commitment & Compensation

Salary $80,000 to $110,000 based on experience and qualifications. Full-time and in person at Coconut Grove office. Profit sharing, health insurance and PTO offered after trial period. Opportunities for advancement into higher roles over time. EOE.


Applicants will not be considered without sending a brief letter of interest, resume, and portfolio (or website) to [email protected].