WE DESIGN FOR HEALTH. Novus Architects is seeking an experienced, highly talented, and creative individual to join our Healthcare team. For over 25 years, Novus has shaped healthy environments with a focus on the people that will occupy them; such that patients are comfortable in the place they receive care, and staff can effectively and efficiently provide the highest level of care for their patients. Our success in healthcare design is based on our client-centered design methodology, and we value long-standing client relationships.
Novus Architects is a full-service architecture firm with offices throughout the southeast. With more than 70 professional staff, our firm is large enough to provide a wide range of engaging projects and growth opportunities, but small enough to foster a collaborative, warm, and collegial environment.
Outside of our Healthcare experience, we have design studios that specialize in education, retail, finance, hospitality, commercial, and multi-family sectors. Our Healthcare Project Manager will be based in Charleston, SC but will collaborate regularly with our Charlotte, Asheville, Atlanta, and Jacksonville offices.
Novus Architects is a two-time Fastest-Growing Company Award winner.
Lead or contribute to the development of healthcare projects, in consultation with the Principal in Charge and Project Team.
Ensure alignment and understanding of project scope and objectives with the Principal in Charge and Project Team.
Raise awareness of any misalignment or misunderstanding of project scope and objectives with Principal in Charge and Project Team.
Ensure that project scope, requirements and approvals comply with current governance guidelines, best practices, and methodology.
Monitor scope requirements and identify scope-related gaps and issues.
Ensure that all project dependencies / linkages are identified.
Ensure that all project deliverables and success criteria are identified.
Manage / support project scope and objectives throughout the project lifecycle.
Establish / implement / comply with change management processes to drive effective project execution.
Ensure that project schedules include all tasks and activities necessary to achieve project objectives.
Understands healthcare terminology, regulations, and best practices as it relates to services, departments and building types in the healthcare setting.
Utilizes past experience and technical knowledge and monitors quality of the construction documents keeping in mind schedules/budgets and provides coaching/communication as appropriate with team leaders and/or team members who are responsible for work flow/timelines, etc.
Provide planning guidance throughout the early and development stages of design.
Lead a team in the development of each projects behavioral, aesthetic, and technical performance goals, including initiating schematic designs/plans.
Direct and mentor Junior staff with responsibility for oversight.
Minimum 10 years of experience on healthcare projects including Acute Care Hospitals, Medical Offices, Cancer Centers, Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Behavioral Health facilities.
BS/BA in architecture required; MS/MA Degree preferred.
Architectural licensure required.
Excellent skills in Autodesk Revit; broad IT skills a strong plus.
Experience leading project teams to program, conceptualize, and document projects within the market sector.
Proven leadership and management skills, including the ability to develop collaborative relationships both internally and externally.
Proven ability to apply critical thinking, influence, and decision making.
Proven ability to work collaboratively across multi-disciplined teams.
Extensive knowledge and experience of healthcare architecture planning and design.
Excellent writing, speaking, and public presentation skills.
Additional Salary Information: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other benefits. Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays.
About Novus Architects
Novus Architects took shape in 1992 – with one architect working for one new client. Strong, long-term relationships are the heart of what we do, and we never take for granted the trust clients place in us to listen intently to their needs, craft a custom process, gather a team with the right skills and passions – and together, bring to life spaces that serve people.
Every day, we take our diverse interests and collective experiences and put them to work in wholly new ways – again and again. Because while we may carry the title of architect, planner, or designer, we see ourselves as consultants with an architectural perspective. The truth is, we do our best work when we challenge the notions of what an architect, designer, or planner can or should do and step beyond traditional roles to create new, unique processes that bring simplicity and clarity to the most complex projects.
To build highly functional, beautiful spaces: industrial buildings that support production, medical facilities that nurture both physician and family, schools that inspire and engage both children and teacher, community centers that invite both dialogue and reflection, is to constantly study how people... move in and through spaces, how design influences human interaction, discovery, and deep connection.
For us, that lifelong study is, like people themselves, always new, always challenging, and ever changing. So we focus on process, priorities, details, and communication. We embrace ingenuity, collaboration, and adaptation, because for us, a space is more than any hospital, school, or house of worship, it’s an always-new way of connecting and serving people.