With offices in downtown Aspen and Carbondale, Charles Cunniffe Architects seeks an experienced and talented Project Architect/Manager to join our thriving and collaborative design studio.
CCA is a collective of individuals who share a common goal of creating meaningful, progressive and sustainable designs. With a purpose and passion to bring thoughtful, healthy buildings to life, we are both community members and community makers – at home in Colorado, and designing beyond. Our firm’s focus on well-being is evidenced by our inclusion on OUTSIDE Magazine’s ‘Best Places to Work’ in the US for five consecutive years. We’re an award-winning firm whose team members are fun, family-oriented, and excel at what they do. Our projects have been featured in a variety of national, international and regional publications and we’re known as strong community stewards. To learn more, visit our website.
About the Position
The Project Architect/Manager is an essential role within our collaborative studio. With a portfolio that includes legacy residential and commercial projects, fire safety, affordable housing, municipal/community-based buildings, non-profit work, planning and interiors, the variety offered within our small boutique firm, allows us to match employees’ project desires with project-types in design. Ideal candidates are creative thinkers who are balanced with practical technical skills, career-minded, organized, self-motivated, collaborative, technically savvy, and great communicators.
8 years of professional experience
Professional degree in Architecture
Proficient in CAD systems, rendering and presentation software applications
Experience managing complex projects with direct client interface
Must possess a comprehensive understanding of the design process
Excellent written, verbal and graphic communication skills
Knowledge of building codes and construction detailing
Ability to coordinate and lead the work of other team members
Dedicated to pursuing design excellence as a guiding CCA standard (principle sounds better, but just wonder of someone might misread it to mean “principal”
Serve as the primary client contact
Manages all client correspondence throughout the design process
Ultimate responsibility for finished plans, specifications, design detailing, materials, technical drawings and construction administration
Responsible for managing all consultants and ensuring consultant services maintain compliance with intended scope
Prepares and manages project proposals, schedule, budget, consultants, staff delegation, phase durations, presentations, navigates the project through appropriate approvals processes
Assists with firm-wide marketing efforts, staff mentoring, and expected to work independently and within a team environment
Expected to work within the firm’s ethos as community and environmental stewards, with a strong work ethic and pursuit for balanced live/work culture
Additional Salary Information: CCA offers full-time employees a generous benefits package including matching 401K, annual wellness benefit, low deductible and comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, FSA plan, flex-time, two-office locations, ample vacation and personal time off, in-house continuing education, state-of-the-art computer systems and software suites.
About Charles Cunniffe Architects
Charles Cunniffe Architects is an award-winning architecture firm headquartered in Aspen, Colorado. The mission at CCA is simple: foster the creation of great design that enriches people’s lives and nurtures our passion. It’s this delicate balance that is the essence of our firm culture; a culture of design. Cultivating an environment in which there is a consistent exchange of ideas is an important part of the design process. A firm’s culture, as characterized by Jean Valence, Hon. AIA, “encompasses its history and accomplishments, its leaders’ ambitions and goals, its definition of and criteria for excellence, its attitude about clients and staff, its traditions and lore, its mood and energy, and its balance between art and business.” A firm’s values describe its culture. We are proud to have built a culture of trust, unbridled creativity, high ethical standards, education, innovation and above all…of fun! More about us at http://www.cunniffe.com/firm/studio/