A fresh, new place to work, allowing progression of your career.
A community of great people, highly motivated creative thinkers who genuinely care about the organization.
A team of people who take pride in their job and enjoy the people they work with.
A company that invests a great deal of time and resources in helping its employees reach their personal and professional goals, through formal training and knowledge sharing.
A place that is open with honest communication, and believes in work life balance.
Located in a unique loft space in the West Loop historic district of Fulton Market.
Just blocks from the green, pink and blue line trains, and one block from the Halsted bus route.
Who are you
You are passionate about design and your talent.
You are detail oriented and care about producing the best product possible.
You are agile and enjoy working together with a team.
You want to see your ideas and hard work brought to life.
You want to create spaces that dramatically affect people across multiple locations.
You want to be in an entrepreneurial environment.
You want to grow your career.
You are enthusiastic for the client’s success and care about the client’s interests.
You are an effective communicator with positive attitudes.
Partial Company Paid Health Insurance
401 (k) Plan with Safe Harbor Contribution after 90 days of employment
Life Insurance / Short- and Long-Term Disability
Holiday/Vacation/Sick-Personal Paid Time Off
Work from Home Options after (6) months of employment
Casual Office Attire
Company Hosted Holiday Parties
Thursday Office Social Hour
The skills and knowledge you bring
Undergraduate degree in architecture or interior architecture.
LEED accreditation is desirable.
1-3 years project experience – hospitality and/or retail experience desirable.
Must have demonstrated ability for hand sketching as well as the ability to use computer software for design.
Must have portfolio documenting a penchant for design excellence with the ability to develop into a Project Architect / Designer.
Experience in the production of construction documents is highly desirable.
Fluency in Revit, AutoCAD and is a must.
Must be proficient with Sketchup, Photoshop, 3D Studio, Rhino, InDesign, and other imaging and rendering software.
Must be proficient with building physical models of conceptual designs as well as final building models.
Must have detailed knowledge of all phases of architectural and engineering practice.
Ability to complete tasks with accuracy and with strong attention to detail.
Ability to keep up in high paced work environment.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; both verbally and in writing.
Ability to present and articulate ideas and analyses.
Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and comfort with ambiguity and complex challenges.
Ability to learn quickly and demonstrate willingness to take on new responsibilities.
Ability to work independently upon receiving direction from others.
Partner with other group members (both creative and account) to ensure high-quality creative products on a constant basis that maintains the integrity of art concept to ensure they fit the client, brand, and retailer objectives.
Must be willing to travel.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Assist in the development of design alternatives using a variety of media, including hand drawing, computer visualization, and physical models. Work in coordination with and oversight of the Project Team Leader, the Directors of Architecture & Interior Design and the Principal Designer / Architect.
Assist in the development of presentation documents and make design presentations to Clients.
Prepare construction documents in coordination with multi-discipline project team of architects and engineers.
Coordinate project requirements and development of construction documents with subconsultants.
Meet with product vendors to review specific products to be incorporated into the projects.
Perform code reviews and meet with local code officials to review and determine specific local code requirements and project compliance.
Perform bid phase and construction phase tasks including site visits, review of shop drawings, responding to requests for information, and issuing clarifications.
Provide first level QA/QC (self-evaluate own work). Assure the quality and content of both presentation and construction documents appropriate to ZWA project delivery standards.
Prepare first level code review and support the permit submittal processes. Field verification of existing conditions.
3D model creation.
About Zimmerman Weintraub Associates, LLC.
Zimmerman Weintraub Associates, LLC (ZWA) is a growing organization currently headquartered in Chicago. Our hybrid team consists of architects, interior designers, and experienced project/program managers. We are strategically focused on creating dynamic hospitality and retail environments. We have a passion for and focus on design excellence, both functionally and aesthetically. The core of our company ethos is something we call “Second Look”. It is this practice that enables us to be a continual learning organization and create benefits not only for our team, but more importantly for our clients.