SCOTT GINDER, founding principal, is proud to have spent 14 years of his career in the office of Dick Clark Architecture designing small and mid size commercial projects, multi-family, custom residential, affordable housing, restaurants, and retail space.
ROMMEL SULIT, founding principal, brings large commercial building design experience to the Forge Craft. His experience has been formed while working in the offices of Rem Koolhaas Office of Metropolitan Architecture, Page Southerland Page, Rhode Partners, and Boka Powell. His work is concentrated on designing large commercial ground-up buildings.
JON HAGAR earned his BFA (2001) from the University of Michigan and his M.Arch (2010) from Tulane University. Having worked in Austin, New Orleans, and St. Louis, he has experience in a broad range of projects with a focus in affordable housing and prefab modular office work. Jon’s fine arts background imbues his design process with creative energy and he is particularly interested in expressing design intent through the careful execution of detail. In recent years his expertise has extended to volunteer work with the East MLK Neighborhood Plan Contact Team, Community Powered Workshop, and Preservation Austin.
TREY FARMER, AIA received his M.Arch from The University of Texas at Austin and has 10 years of experience in sustainable design and construction. He came to Austin from New Hampshire via New Zealand and Northern California where he worked and studied English, architecture, permaculture and natural building. He is a LEED AP (BD+C) and a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) as well as a certified permaculture designer and teacher. Trey is on the Austin Passive House Alliance Board and the national Passive House Alliance Council. Trey has worked as a writer, bartender, job coach, teacher, carpenter, community organizer and orchardist. He spends his free time with his wife and fur-child on the greenbelt and in their garden.
CAREY ALCOTT received her M.Arch from the University of Virginia, and B.A.’s in Anthropology and Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. In the years between, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, lived and worked on organic farms in the Southwestern United States, and spent time building natural houses for a non-profit organization in Moab, Utah. She has recently returned to Austin to “settle down” and put her experiences and interest in sustainable design, construction, and community-building to use in her home state.
ALISON STEELE acquired her M.Arch from The University of Texas at Austin as well as a BFA with a concentration in photography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received a research grant from the AIA for Innovation and Practice in Housing Design, which exemplifies her passion for affordable housing and sustainable design. Alison enjoys wandering across new countries, including India, China, and Ecuador. On weekends she can be found alongside her husband and daughters, usually eating.
VALERIA LANDEROS received her B. Arch at the University of Texas at Austin (2018), and has since used her studies to pursue architecture with a priority on quality of life and detail oriented design. She’s collaborated directly with low-income communities and non-profit organizations on public interest design projects and has worked on single-family and low-income housing in both rural and high-density cities throughout Texas. She utilizes local context and vernacular as inspiration and looks towards a variety of influences in furniture and textile design, art, and music to continually elevate her creativity.
JOSHUA LEGER, AIA received a BSD in Architectural Studies and BS in Sustainability from Arizona State University in 2014 and M.Arch from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017. He has worked on a wide variety of projects including residential, commercial, institutional, and community public-interest design. He is active with AIA Austin COTE and enjoys spending time with his cat Rupert Giles.
NATE JACKSON earned his B. Arch from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, with a concentration on sustainable technology in the built and natural environment. His portfolio includes work in supportive housing, climate adaptive design, and architecture for a microgravity environment. In his free time, he can be found enjoying the Austin cityscape or working on any varied and sundry crafts project.
ANDREA PEREZ HERNANDEZ received her B. Arch at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2020) as well as a certification in sculpture in the Michelangelo Institute of Florence in Italy. She came to Austin from New York City after freelancing several small architecture projects. She has also led several independent renovation projects in her hometown in Mexico. During her free time, you will find her biking across different countries and exploring diverse cultures while finding new ways to re-invent conventional spaces. Ultimately, she hopes to serve as a set of fresh eyes to the architecture industry.
PAST COLLABORATORS: Erica Quinones, Carrie Gammel, Jason Kerensky, Maria Valdez, David Goujon, Matthew Montry, Clayton Holmes
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FORGE CRAFTis an award-winning architecture and design firm based in the creative culture of Austin TX. We specialize in multi-family housing and creative mixed-use development with an emphasis on micro-unit design, affordable housing, performance and arts spaces, restaurant and bar, light industrial, creative office, tricky urban infill sites and custom luxury and spec modern homes. We are also a leading firm in prefabricated modular design and execution.
We are again looking to expand our creative core with inquisitive individuals armed with strong design skills, visual and verbal acumen, the capacity to make and follow through, and with the composure to work in a dynamic collaborative environment. With that in mind, we are fielding submissions for the following positions:
ARCHITECT/DESIGNER: The ideal candidate has 2-5 years work experience in an architecture firm; strong design skills, experience with construction administration, experience with construction drawings, a strong professional work ethic with a commitment to timeliness and “being present”; autonomous but willing to follow direction and absorb training from more experienced designers; able to ask the right questions in the right context; a propensity for working in teams and interest in contributing to the firm culture; willingness to adapt to and master Forge Craft’s design and work methodology. Facility in 3D BIM systems as well as 2D computer- and manual graphic media is preferred, though not required. Experience with ArchiCAD (our BIM platform), Sketchup and similar applications are pluses. Active participation in the community-at-large is also a big plus.
ARCHITECTURAL INTERN: The ideal candidate has 0-2 years work experience in an architecture firm; a strong professional work ethic with a commitment to timeliness and “being present”; autonomous but willing to follow direction and absorb training from more experienced designers; able to ask the right questions in the right context; a propensity for working in teams and interest in contributing to the firm culture; willingness to adapt to and master Forge Craft’s design and work methodology. Facility in 3D BIM systems as well as 2D computer- and manual graphic media is preferred, though not required. Experience with ArchiCAD (our BIM platform), Sketchup and similar applications are pluses. Active participation in the community-at-large is also a big plus.
Consider also the following: What does “forge” and “craft” mean to you?
Please submit resumes and portfolios to: firstname.lastname@example.org