Isthmus

Studio

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the Team

Join a design-led practice, run by people driven to do things differently.

We’re a studio of designers, led by designers. Here, you’ll get to put design first. We’re commercially savvy, but design is our craft and our first passion. We’re careful to make sure our design enriches places and lives, whether that’s an economy or a spiritual connection to place. We aim to integrate, to invigorate and to enhance.
Get in touch with us at jointheteam@isthmus.co.nz

3D Artist / Architectural Visualisation Specialist

Joining our growing visualisation team, you’ll be responsible for creating beautiful high-quality visual representations that brings our landscape, urban design and architecture designs to life.

Applying both creative and technical skills, you’ll visualise complex spatial arrangements in a compelling way through the use of 3D digital media. Working collaboratively on design solutions you’ll show the flair and artistic vision that allows you to put your own creative spin on work and helps take our 3D rendering and presentations to the next level.

Specifically, you’ll

  • Produce evocative and rich imagery, top quality, photo-realistic or artistic stills
  • Manage your own projects in their entirety from brief to delivery
  • Create compelling animations and videos as well as 3D digital (face and solid) models
  • Develop high-end pristine concept design renders for a wide variety of design projects
  • Work collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team to deliver a range of exciting and innovative design solutions
  • Help us grow our digital capabilities and the way in which we present our designs in new, stunning and bold ways
  • Have an opportunity for growth in a team that’s pushing into leading-edge technology and VR

Is this you?

  • 5+ years in a design, digital or related industry
  • A blend of technical and creative skills, with a finely tuned design eye focus on producing work of the highest quality
  • Advanced knowledge of 3D S Max and V-Ray
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Suite including high-end Photoshop retouching
  • Nice to haves include Autodesk Civil 3D, video editing or ArchiCAD
  • Bonus points if you have a knowledge of interactive/digital technologies and presentation techniques
  • You might have a background in architecture, landscape or urban design but we’re equally open to someone excited to apply 3D skills to a new industry
  • A desire to work on meaningful and significant projects across New Zealand + be part of a team seeking to push boundaries

We believe in the good that comes from collaborating and creating together. As a business, we love giving back to our people, from supporting your professional development to cultivating a people-led culture we’re proud of.

Joining a supportive group of people with common values, you’ll find a design-led studio environment sparked by curiosity, inspiration and opportunity. You’ll enjoy regular team lunches, free yoga, bike parks, fun team activities, celebrations and much more.

If you’re hungry for a rewarding role with a team designing some of New Zealand’s best designed places, please send us your CV with a portfolio of the work you’re most proud of to jointheteam@isthmus.co.nz

Senior Architect

Help us conceive and bring to life extraordinary ideas and innovative solutions that are human-centred, technically astute, efficient and sustainable.

You’ll be:

  • Leading a diverse range of inspiring and impactful projects including intensive residential, housing and houses, community and civic buildings and masterplans
  • Applying the breadth of your skills across a project leadership role where your creativity and technical ability will come to the fore through the entire life of a project
  • A leader within our studio as you cultivate innovation, people and projects
  • Helping to grow our practice with design-led and technically innovative solutions

You’ll have:

  • 7+ years’ experience ideally across residential, commercial, civic and mixed used projects
  • Design-led conceptual thinking coupled with a drive for excellence, innovation and creativity
  • Good grounding across all facets of project design including client management through to contract admin and delivering projects to the ground
  • Excitement about collaborating within our “no boundaries” design environment
  • A prominent voice in the studio helping to take our architecture practice to new heights
  • Excellent technical skills across construction techniques & documentation software (ideally including Revit, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD)

We believe in the good that comes from collaborating and creating together. We love giving back to our team, from supporting your professional development and career growth, to cultivating a culture we’re proud of.

Joining a supportive group of people with common values, you’ll find a design-led studio environment sparked by curiosity, inspiration and opportunity. You’ll enjoy regular team lunches, free yoga, bike parks, fun team activities, celebrations and much more.

If you’re hungry for a rewarding role with a team designing some of New Zealand’s best designed places, please send us your CV with a portfolio of the work you’re most proud of to jointheteam@isthmus.co.nz