Junior Associate, Design Research

Cause: Human Services, Health

Location: Boston MA

Role: Design, Graphic Design

About MASS Design Groups

Architecture is a mechanism that projects its values far beyond a building’s walls and into the lives of communities and people. To acknowledge that architecture has this agency and power is to acknowledge that buildings, and the industry that erects them, are as accountable for social injustices as they are critical levers to improve the communities they serve. The stakes are too high, and the accountability too low, not to insist that architects do something to address these challenges. This is why we started MASS Design Group. We set up MASS Design Group as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to create a model of practice optimized to deliver maximum impact to our partners and the communities they serve.

About the Job

We invite highly qualified and motivated candidates to join our Boston-based design research team in helping study, and graphically document how design and the practice of design impacts society. Working directly under the Chief Design Officer, your primary role will be to support thematic areas of inquiry aligned with organization strategy, which may include topical research related to areas of practice (e.x. Education, health, etc.) as well as industry research relating to methodologies of practice. Research will be investigative as well as representational, finding ways to assess, and effectively graphically communicate historical and analytical concepts. You will also have opportunities to work on a range of projects across MASS’s offices, as well as provide support to strategic and operational aspects of the organization.

Experience: 1+ years

Salary: NA