The Project Architect, with some supervision from the Manager of Architecture, assists in the development of the design work; leads in the production of technical drawings and specifications; coordinates the related work of the other disciplines; and assumes in-house construction administration duties on projects of moderate size and complexity.
Essential Job Functions:
Ability to manage midsize projects and mentor staff.
Establish the factual parameters of the design work (e.g., code, site restrictions, budget and schedule restraints); identify building systems options and related performance and cost criteria; and assist in the presentation of design documents.
Formulate the project work plan based on an approved scope of work. Lead the execution of the various tasks identified therein. Assume primary responsibility for the daily activities of the architectural project team and the progress of the work and for the technical quality of the Construction Documents (drawings and specifications).
Accurately produces construction documents. Plan mini-sheet work plans for assigned projects.
Proficient at architectural graphic standards and construction drawing set organization and development.
Assist the Project Manager in adhering to the project schedule and budget identifying changes to the scope of the work, and related repercussions on project schedule and budget. Advise the Manager of Architecture of changes in the project workload.
Initiate and orchestrate the work of the entire project team (the various engineering and interiors disciplines, and other consultants), and facilitate the timely exchange of information between all project team members; assume responsibility for the coordination of all disciplines, documents, and for insuring that quality control procedures are enforced.
Perform all in-house construction administration duties: respond to RFI's review and approve shop drawings, issue bulletins, etc.; assist in providing field-representation services (at the request of the Manager of Architecture).
Help maintain and improve office architectural standards, details and production tools.
Proficient with Revit model creation and the development of family content.
Proficient with Revit project set-up and workset/model management.
Knowledgeable with laser scanning and point clouds.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering; Master's preferred.
NCARB certificate required. LEED preferred.
10+ years related architecture experience.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks and Microsoft Office. Familiar with ProjectWise.
Excellent written and verbal communication
Strong attention to detail
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