In late 2021, we covered the emergence of HOKO Design, a UK-based startup seeking to become “the first household name in residential architecture”.
Part of HOKO’s thesis for becoming “the owner’s architect” is to streamline the customer experience of residential design and construction as much as possible. For the company, this means becoming a “one-stop-shop” for customers, generating VR flyovers, cost analyses, construction drawings, contract administration, project management, snag, project documentation, and more. completion and catalogs of interior products.
HOKO is not alone in trying to build a business model based on customer convenience. For this week’s edition of our Job Highlights series, we shine the spotlight on Brooklyn-based HUTS, which shares HOKO’s approach to simplifying the customer experience for residential architecture.
Aimed at potential clients looking to build a country getaway in the New York State area, HUTS offers a full service from land acquisition to project completion.
The company’s “land conservation team” maintains a list of parcels of land that the company has assessed as suitable for construction. With a selected plot, clients choose from HUTS’ basic design series for rural homes, on which clients can add custom options. HUTS then offers to manage the construction and completion of the project, including access, septic tanks, utilities, solar and geothermal energy, landscaping and smart technology.
“We know from experience that finding land, opening up its many possibilities, developing a budget, navigating the permitting and eligibility process, and putting all the pieces in between are intimidating,” the studio says. “HUTS offers an approach that can simplify the whole process. Our suite of services is best described as paid development, and it’s like having your own in-house expert to handle all the details for you.
For those interested in experiencing HUTS’ global approach first-hand, the studio is currently recruiting for four positions on Archinect Jobs: Senior Designer/Project Manager, Designer/Project Coordinator, Architectural Draftsman, and Studio Client Success Coordinator .
HUTS is not the first housing innovator to feature in our Job Highlights series. Last April, we explored an opportunity at Los Angeles-based Connect Homes that combines an industrial, modular and customizable approach to home building with a step-by-step process for clients.
Late last year, our editorial team covered the launch of Nabr, a disruptive housing company co-founded by Bjarke Ingels, which also offers a customizable step-by-step process for potential buyers.
Full details of the latest HUTS 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 an experiential graphic designer at C&G Partners, IT design roles at several companies, and a modular studio architect at EVstudio.