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Materials Specialist


Mithun seeks an inspired individual with a passion for sustainable design and architectural materials to curate the firm’s Materials Lab supporting our integrated practice of interior designers, architects and landscape architects. The Materials Lab is an innovative materials library and workshop to inspire designers of all disciplines, foster design dialogue, pique curiosity and discovery and embody our firm’s passion for sustainability and health.

Responsibilities for the Materials Specialist include curating and maintaining the Materials Lab, researching innovative products and systems, working with project teams and supporting firm initiatives, building relationships with materials representatives to ensure the materials lab is a true representation of the Mithun brand and ethos, scheduling and organizing learning opportunities, tracking material performance, forecasting future trends, ordering and organizing samples and sharing passion and knowledge of materials with the firm. The role will include specific coordination with our interdisciplinary sustainability team and Director of Specifications. Fluency with current established sustainability and material product sourcing and rating systems (including LEED, LBC and WELL) is strongly preferred.

Our ideal candidate has least 5 years of relevant experience and is a thought leader in a multi-office setting within the design industry. Curious, highly organized and proactive with strong interpersonal and communication skills are important traits we seek for learning, sharing and teaching at Mithun.

At Mithun, our design has purpose—to create positive change in people’s lives. We are an internationally recognized leader in sustainability, combining exemplary design with a focus on building and site performance, human health and social equity. Since the inception of the practice in 1949, our work has been recognized with hundreds of peer and industry awards including six AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten project recognitions. Mithun is ranked among the top firms in the nation by Architect magazine.