KG+D Architects, a regional mid-sized architectural firm specializing in educational and institutional projects, is seeking a highly motivated professional to ensure create design work is properly constructed. KG+D Architects provide construction phase services ranging from basic professional Construction Administration to full-time Construction Management (as advisor to the Owner). Ideal candidates shall demonstrate mastery of professional Construction Administration service and drive to grow KG+D’s Construction Management practice.
Professional degree from an accredited program preferred
Licensure (Architecture or Engineering) preferred
Commercial construction administration and or management experience
Strong ability to communicate in writing to clients, contractors and design team members
Specific experience with schools, campus environments and NYSED preferred
Lead construction phase professional services for multiple projects simultaneously
Represent KG+D Architects in a highly professional manner with clients, contractors, permitting agencies, and associated professionals.
Provide pre-construction support to the design team, to include evaluations and reports regarding: constructability, clarity of documents, coordination, phasing and logistics, schedule and cost.
Prepare or facilitate construction cost estimates at various phases of design and assist design leadership with cost control measures
Manage and regularly report project financial summaries, to include budgets, estimates, contract awards, change orders, contingencies and project costs.
Manage professional services related to public and private procurement to include bid walkthroughs, collect and organize RFI, attend bid openings, tabulate results, review contractor qualifications, and evaluate proposals.
Create pre-construction schedules and enforce project schedules with contractors.
Manage the submittal process and coordinate design team review.
Review and authorize contractor payment requisitions
Strong understanding of Building Codes, New York State Education Department Planning Standards, and Wicks Law procurement
Strong understanding of Owner- Architect and Owner-Contractor agreements, including standard AIA forms.
Coordination and administration of contract documents during construction, such as change orders, change directives, and applications for payment
Evaluate and negotiate change order scope and associated costs.
Conduct regular on-site observations and associated written field reports regarding construction progress and conformance with the construction documents.
Lead and or attend regular construction project meeting with contractors, construction managers and owners.
Lead the process of preparing, organizing and facilitating design team punch lists
Oversee, facilitate and enforce project closeout in a timely manner.
Ability to maintain a highly professional working relationship with clients, construction managers, and contractors.
About KG+D Architects
Listen, Imagine, Build.
Our three-word design philosophy encompasses our firm’s mission to actively listen, test ideas with imaginative design and to view the solution through the lens of how it is best realized or built.
At KG+D we lead the process of planning, design and construction with imagination, discipline and a high level of professionalism in every project we deliver. Our studio is comprised of 32 talented individuals with the creativity, vision and experience required to translate your vision into skillfully executed architecture.
The firm is led by principals and owners Russell Davidson FAIA, Erik Kaeyer AIA LEED AP and Walter Hauser AIA. Russ, Erik and Walt provide a diverse and well-balanced collection of skills, professional experience and leadership qualities that ensure a continuity of expertise across all planning and project phases for every type of design challenge.
A team of valued and experienced professionals supports the three principals and is comprised of architects, interior designers, a landscape architect and planner, construction inspectors and administrative personnel. Additionally, KG+D works with a regular group of specialty sub-consultan...ts that complement and function as an extension of the KG+D team. Together, our team can provide any necessary professional services through a highly coordinated team approach that leverages each specialty’s expertise and diversity of talent.
As a team, our goal is to collaborate with our clients to improve the built environment through engaging, sustainable and inspiring design. KG+D seeks to achieve the greater good for our communities—designing the places you live, learn, work and play