Architecture / Interior Design Intern



IT, Design
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Architecture / Interior Design Intern


Rayon’s mission

Rayon is building the next generation of architectural design software. More collaborative, simpler, smarter, and more beautiful.
The design of buildings and spaces has a huge impact on our lives. Climate change, affordable housing, sustainable urbanization, future of work: all of these challenges will require us to design a better and more efficient built environment.
Although architectural design is by essence a collaborative endeavor, the tools currently used by architects and designers are not made for collaboration and sharing knowledge. They are complex, they are expensive and they are stuck in an era pre-internet with desktop computers as their paradigm.
We are building a browser-based collaborative real-time multiplayer floor plan editor in order to democratize architectural design and empower designers to create more efficient spaces and buildings.

Who are we?

We are a small team of 15 people passionate about web technology, architecture, and the built environment. First and foremost, we love building amazing tools for creators.
Rayon was co-founded in October 2021 by Bastien Dolla, an engineer (Polytechnique & Ponts et Chaussées) with 15 years of experience in tech and real estate, and Stanislas Chaillou, an engineer and an architect (EPFL & Harvard) with a background in ML research applied to architecture.
Rayon recently raised a €4million Seed round, backed by world-class Investors (Northzone, Foundamental, Seedcamp, 20VC, Kima) and amazing business Angels such as Ralph Gootee, co-founder of plangrid (acq. by Autodesk), Joe Thomas co-founder and CEO of Loom , the architect Norman Foster (Foster+Partners), Rasmus Andersson (ex-Spotify, ex-Meta), Thibaud Elziere founder of eFounders, Nicolas Steegmann co-founder of Stupeflix, Riggs Kubiak founder of Honest buildings (acq. Procore), Jonathan Widawski founder & CEO of Maze.
Rayon is a French company based in Paris. We are open to remote positions in time zones close to European Central Time.

What you will be doing

As an Architecture / Interior design intern, you will:
Work on developing “Kits”, the largest open-source library of 2D architectural elements (see KITS website here).
Design interior layouts, at various scales and for different programs (housing, commercial, industrial, etc.)
Help expand our ‘Lazy Designer Guide’, a go-to guide of useful dimensions and layouts.
Create a Rayon repository of templates.
Help our content production across Rayon’s various channels!
Work with our product team to refine our tool and its roadmap.

What are we looking for?

These points are here to give you an idea of what we think would be a good fit for the job. They are not hard requirements. If you do not fit them perfectly but feel like you would do the job well, do not hesitate to contact us!
First and foremost, a deep interest for “ordinary” architecture (our manifesto might shed some light here).
A passion for creating beautiful architectural drawings (Atelier Bow Wow’s drawings should move you!).
Strong design and CAD-drawing skills.
Proficiency with Rhino and/or AutoCAD is expected. Knowing Figma is a plus.
Being enrolled in a Bachelor of Architecture/Interior Design or a Master of Architecture/Interior Design.
The internship would start in February 2024, for a duration anywhere between 3 and 6 months.
The position is flexible, with an option of full or part-time status.

What’s our process?

Send your resume and portfolio to careers@rayon.so
We’ll do a first 30-min call to get to know each other.
We’ll then do a more in-depth interview where we can explore some of your personal projects, talk about Rayon’s company culture, and answer questions you might have.