Last month, we used our Job Highlights series to showcase an opportunity to design rural getaways at HUTS’ full-service Brooklyn studio. The role offered an example of architectural careers intersecting with popular culture; in this case, the alluring cliché of leaving a bustling city to find peace in nature.
Our editorial frequently sees examples of residential typologies that have captured the mainstream imagination. These include the tiny house movement, minimalist living, and DIY homes; architectural themed movements capable of supporting popular Netflix shows, YouTube channels and Instagram profiles.
For this week’s edition of our Job Highlights series, we continue this theme by exploring the open opportunities for designing off-grid homes in Hawaii. The roles, advertised by Haiku-based Hawaii Off-Grid, offer interested candidates the opportunity to engage with a typology that had already become popular in mainstream culture long before the recent rise in energy costs or climate concerns cannot add to their economic and environmental appeal.
Founded by architect David Sellers and civil engineer Jake Freeman after the two friends met on the island of Palmyra Atoll, the studio has grown to provide on-grid and off-grid solutions for Hawaii’s unique context. . Their work has also included collaborations with the Blue Planet Foundation, the Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Project, and Mana’o Radio, Maui’s only independent radio station.
“We are looking for long-term team members who are passionate about positive net worth off-grid construction and renewable energy,” the firm notes. “And if you like Mana’o/Independent Radio, then you’ll fit right in.”
Vacancies in Hawaii Off-Grid were also featured in our recent roundup of architecture jobs focused on sustainability and urban ecology, which included a sustainability coordinator role in New York and a research role. in urban ecology for KieranTimberlake in Philadelphia.
Candidates interested in applying can learn more about the latest developments in off-grid and micro-grid architecture by exploring our dedicated coverage of the topic, including energy independence proposals in Chicago and San Francisco, how storage of solar batteries will impact off-grid living and an example. off-grid projects such as a ready-made cabin by Snøhetta in Norway and a minimalist off-grid chapel by Alvaro Siza in Portugal.
Full details on the latest Hawaii Off-Grid job opportunities can be found here on Archinect Jobs. Stay tuned for future job highlights and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more exciting opportunities on Archinect’s industry-leading jobs site. Recent editions of our Job Highlights series have seen career opportunities for Embodied Carbon Researchers at the University of Washington, a web developer at KPF and an experiential graphic designer at C&G Partners.