Perkins Eastman is an international planning, design and consulting firm that was founded in 1981. Headquartered in NYC, the firm has a professional staff of approximately 1000 made up of architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects and graphic designers.
As a result of our growing and diverse practice in our Chicago office, we are currently searching for a Senior Designer to join our team. As a Senior Designer at Perkins Eastman, you will be responsible for leading or collaborating on the design of Hospitality and Mixed-Use developments globally.
Initiates and creates project designs and plans of all phases of one or more projects and has responsibility for preparing presentations and design drawings.
Coordinates all trades and agencies related to building design while monitoring drawings.
In a supervisory capacity, is responsible for major design decisions and technical accuracy of large projects while handling a significant amount of challenges that require new approaches and guidelines.
May supervise or perform site observations activities.
Record/archive all drawings, data and project information
Develop various predesign services which may include conducting feasibility and environmental impact studies, selecting a site, or specifying the requirements the design must meet.
Develop the project design brief.
Consult with design professionals to determine the environmental and structural requirements of the project.
Prepare drawings, models and present ideas for the client to review.
Manages and maintains project work plan, manages the day to day running of the design team in refining the project.
Coordinates and supervises consultants in finalizing the design documents.
Responsible for keeping the project within financial budget and deadlines and producing detailed working drawings and specifications; specifying the nature and quality of materials required.
Assures that the design follows; building codes, zoning laws, fire regulations, and all other pertinent ordinances.
Bachelor or Master degree in Architecture preferred
Minimum of 8 plus years with domestic experience in High End Residential and Resorts
Digital architectural visualization and animation experience preferred
Strong technical understanding of building construction and materials.
Possess leadership ability to direct a team of junior and intermediate designers.
Excellent presentation skills required.
Strong proficient with computer-assisted design software such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; 3D software such as SketchUp.
MUST be highly proficient in Revit
Rhino or 3D Studio a plus
Proficient with PowerPoint and other data management software such as Word and Excel.
Strong communication skills, excellent drawing, model making and graphic presentations skills.
If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, send your cover letter, resume and salary history as one file (Adobe PDF preferred but Word is acceptable) to PERecruiter@perkinseastman.com with “Designer III - Chicago - Your Name” in the subject line. Please provide the website source. No phone calls please.
Perkins Eastman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the Federal E-Verify program. EOE/M/F/D/V
Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With almost 900 employees in 14 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment. In 2015 Perkins Eastman merged with Lee, Burkhart, Liu (LBL) Architects, adding significant value to firm's healthcare design practice.
From niche buildings to complex projects that enrich who...le communities, the firm’s portfolio reflects a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the quality of the human experience. The firm’s portfolio includes high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, and corporate interiors, to schools, hospitals, museums, senior living, and public sector facilities.
Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); North Africa and Middle East (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).