Digitalization of Community Center

Project Overview

Project Description

The objective of the project is the digitilization of a community centre by supporting the technical assessment of the Stacks+Joules (S+J) building and possibly the design for smart building technologies. S+J is a non-profit project-based learning program in computer programming and wireless network management. Its specialized curriculum engages young peoples’ creativity to supercharge their strengths as learners and get them on the fast track to valuable technology skills—regardless of prior experience or training.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Working with different stakeholders (S+J, construction consultant, students) involved and summarising needs and perspectives. The fellow is expected to work directly with the construction consultancy team from a technical standpoint and with the S+J team and students from an explanatory perspective.
  • To support a market assessment for building automation to check the products offered by different vendors and to define the technical feasibility of their installation in the retrofitting project.
  • To support in the carbon analysis of this project, this analysis might happen with Autodesk Insight. (Optional and time contingent)


Stacks+Joules is a nonprofit workforce development program. It is founded on the premise that any student can gain core competencies in computer networks and programming when fueled by their creative passions. This project will support in digitilization of the community center to further advance S+J’s mission to give more people the chance to have careers that use technology for the common good.

Eligibility Criteria

Skills / Experience:

  • Required:
    • Understanding of building architecture
    • MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing)
    • Sustainability and Smart Buildings
  • Desired:
    • Building retrofitting experience
    • Stakeholder mapping, building auditing, and building automation,
    • Experience or knowledge in New York City refurbishment laws and regulations.

Software needs:

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • Autodesk Insight


  • Architecture, Civil and structural engineering

Preferred fellow local experience (all projects can be completed remotely):

  • Any, but ideal if based in the New York area; alternatively, remote aligned with (based in) an EST working schedule.

Time zone compatibility (when the Fellow should be available for meetings):

  • EST (UTC−05:00)

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