Breslin Architects

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1226 Union Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18109


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Business Description

Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects is a firm of architects and supporting staff founded in 1964 that provides architectural, programming, and master planning services. Our experience includes award winning planning and design of buildings on a regional and national basis. The firm’s practice is premised in the belief that architecture can enrich the lives of people. We respect tradition, culture, and strive to create order in the context of the environment in which we work. Our approach combines traditional materials and forms with leading edge technology to achieve ecologically sensitive solutions. We seek a natural economy-of-means in construction through order predicated on sensible construction methodology employing conservation and sustainable values. We consciously aim for simplicity in design and organization of building elements because it is our experience that “simplicity” leads to economy, efficiency, and improved performance.

For each project and each client, we focus on creating architecture of enduring value. This does not only reside in form, style, materials, or fashion. Rather, it is expressed in neighborliness and appropriateness to its surroundings and it fosters a quality of life that is enriched by awareness of location, natural light, comfort, security, and a sense of well-being. This is one of the reasons we enjoy a lengthening list of repeat clients.

At Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects, we are committed to architecture that is thoughtful, economical, and well designed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

We're looking for employees who have a college degree, the ability to work well within a team setting, a desire for growth, and are technically competent.

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Interior Designer (Commercial or Residential)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design — A 4-year program from an accredited college (Recommended) — In this role, you will provide knowledge and experience to sketch and/or produce computer generated drawings of preliminary design plans for the client. You are also in charge of specifying materials and furnishings, such as lighting, furniture, wall finishes, flooring, and plumbing fixtures while also keeping in mind code requirements. Other certification and training to consider NCIDQ — Certification Exam Recommended 96 years combination of education and experience needed), Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. Professional affiliations to consider joining ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) & IIDA (International Interior Design Association).

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Working towards a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Interior Design and/or some employers will accept an Associate in Applied Science Degree — In this role, you will be able to participate in a variety of design projects from the conceptual phase through completion. You will receive hands-on experience in almost every aspect of the design process as well as an opportunity to collaborate with experienced design team members to expand your knowledge of design and how design projects are executed outside of the classroom. Product research and maintenance of product library. Proficiency in design software for layouts and client presentations.

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Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Technical Degree. May participate in CSI (Construction Specification Institute). LEED certification desired. Attention to detail. Consult with clients, develop and review building plans, and manage contractors.

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Some employers do not have any specific educational requirements, but many require and/or prefer job applicants who have at least a bachelor's degree in any of the design related fields. You will provide knowledge and experience to represent/sell products to architects, general contractors, designers and developers. Traveling required. May include exhibits at design/vendor events.

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Associate in Applied Science — A 2-year program (recommended). In this role, you will help provide design expertise and excellent product and procedural knowledge to facilitate multiple sales for all department within the design center (i.e., Lowe's, Home Depot, or a privately-owned design center). You must be an expert in your assigned department, with knowledge and design capabilities in all design departments.