POSITION: Project Architect (Commercial Mixed-Use and Ground-Up Construction)
LOCATION: Santa Monica, California (Relocation Assistance Provided)
Our thriving Santa Monica, CA office is actively seeking a talented and experienced Project Architect with past experience pertaining to commercial mixed-use and ground-up construction projects.
We are an award winning, interdisciplinary design firm with architects, engineers, planners, lighting designers, landscape architects, and interior designers working together to create holistic designs for healthcare, the arts, community, education, corporations, government and district/campus energy clients.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Project Architect to join our Arts, Community and Education (ACE) practice group, working out of our Los Angeles office on a variety of projects throughout the country.
Ideal Project Architect Qualifications and Experience:
* Bachelor’s degree strongly desired
* Architectural registration required
* LEED accreditation preferred
* 8-10 years of experience on commercial mixed-use and ground-up construction preferred
* Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max, SketchUp, and other industry accepted software as well as expertise with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed
* Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to communicate clearly with team members and clients
* Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope.
Project Architect Role and Responsibilities:
Develops a thorough understanding of projects’ design philosophy and provides major input in developing a design and building performance strategy and effectively conveys this to assigned team members when appropriate.
Provides technical design input. Responsible for a project’s technical design effort, subsequent detailed design development, project coordination and quality control efforts during all phases of project work, in close collaboration with Senior Designer.
Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions.
Demonstrates strong project team leadership skills with an interest in project management.
Actively collaborates with and coordinates work of consultants and knowledge resources to ensure the project deliverables are coordinated, integrated and support the design concept and performance goals of the project.
Contributes to the preparation of design documents and leads the detailed development of construction documents during all project phases, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation.
Advances the production of schematic, design development and construction documents drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule, cost and design intent.
Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems.
Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD’s for conformance with design.
Performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI’s, RFP’s, change orders, etc.)
Prepares reports and specifications; reviews completed reports, plans, cost estimates and calculations.
Executes applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.)
Maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases, participating in marketing, client and owner presentations as required.
JOIN OUR TEAM:
“Do the best work of your life”
It’s not just a lofty goal; it’s what our employees say, over and over, at all levels of the organization. At our firm you’ll find a company that supports your professional growth and workday happiness. A culture that embraces innovation and collaboration. And smart, respectful coworkers who set the bar high, motivating and inspiring each other. As an employee-owned firm, our people are vested and invested in our success. We invite you to find out why people think our firm is a great place to work.
Our firm is a national multidisciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. We believe that the best design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. More than 850 people in 11 offices from coast to coast work to make a positive, lasting impact for clients in healthcare, arts and culture, community, corporate, education, government, and energy markets.
Competitive salaries; training and certification; mentorships; goal setting and continuous feedback; flexible project and program opportunities to broaden your expertise; informal Lunch and Learns; tuition reimbursement program; path to shareholder status.
Competitive insurance package; employer-sponsored HSA; wellness and fitness benefits; a full calendar of wellbeing initiatives.
Free coffee and tea bar; Fresh Fruit Mondays to Bagel Fridays; firm-wide social events; monthly wellness opportunities; paid holidays.
Retirement program; financial planning; life and disability benefits.
For immediate and entirely confidential employment consideration please email detailed resume. Our Architectural Division Lead will follow up with you promptly for an initial interview.