AE Works Ltd. is looking for a full-time Project Architect-Healthcare for our Washington D.C. or Pittsburgh office.
AE Works’ specialty is the built environment. We’re all about improving and making anything we touch better than how we found it, and our business is triple bottom line. In short: Better buildings. Better communities. Better world.
From New York to California, our team is busy planning and designing projects throughout the country. We are incorporating sustainable design into historic landmarks, working to enhance healing environments, designing the workplace of the future, and meeting the design challenges of public safety facilities and 24/7 infrastructure requirements. Our clients include commercial building owners, hospitals, higher education campuses, and governments.
Architecture at AE Works is Appealing. Purposeful. Thoughtful.
We work to understand how spaces ?t together to mold functional and aesthetically-pleasing designs that represent values and give meaning to vision.
Listening to people’s stories and observing their interactions, we craft spaces that enhance their well-being and support our client’s missions, better enabling them to fulfill their goals and live out their passions.
The focus of this job centers around producing timely results that are high quality and accurate. Benefiting from an analytical, inquiring and critical mind, this job requires imagination and strong problem solving skills, but with a strong technical orientation. The job requires an ability to deal with abstract concepts, systems and ideas and all of that in an organized and self-disciplined way. It also requires that serious consideration be given to all possibly related facts and potential problems. This job demands deep knowledge and expertise and to do it successfully depends on understanding detailed information. Intellectual confidence is important in this job and to do it well requires close, hands-on involvement, careful follow-up and very disciplined, and limited, delegation. Central to this job is the need to weigh all decisions carefully and thoroughly, based on expertise in order to avoid unpredictable risk. Getting the job done and getting it done right are the two, equal, drivers for this job, and that may create conflict.
Role and Responsibilities:
Lead clients and internal design team, including engineers, through planning, design, and construction administration for building projects, both new construction and renovation, within the healthcare sector
Produce high quality deliverables for Clients at all stages of design
Champion architectural design relevance within the firm thru mentorship and training
Lead and participate in meetings, internally and externally, to collaborate with other team members and Clients
Travel with team members for onsite collaboration, investigations, and project presentations
Attend interviews for new work opportunities and participate as needed
Attend industry events including participation in speaking and presenting to demonstrate expertise
Participate in corporate activities including Social and Eco projects to support and develop the Triple Bottom Line business model and enhance our B Corp status
A candidate who thrives in the environment described below will be most successful in this position.
Pace and Variety of Activities
Fast-paced environment with a focus on timely, correct results
Technical, intellectual focus great deal of attention devoted to getting results that are timely and accurate demanding, critical and exacting with close follow-up and limited delegation reserved and confident when supported by detailed information
Decisions are made based on careful understanding of all available information; detailed technical knowledge; expertise and serious considerations for all sides of the issue/problem
Needs time to make the right decision and cannot be pressured to make quick decisions
Communication and Collaboration
Reserved communication; communicates accurate information and provides all sides of the issue
Demanding, critical and exacting
Needs opportunities to use/demonstrate ‘know how’ and expertise in finding creative solutions to problems, with relative freedom from organizational involvements
Delegation and Leadership Style
Delegation is usually given to those who have proven to be highly dependable and precise
Leadership style likely involves high expectations for subordinates and a high degree of review following each task
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture from an NAAB accredited university
RA registration in VA, MD, or Washington D.C. or other reciprocal state
AIA membership preferred but not required
EDAC credential and/or other relevant healthcare industry related credential preferred
8+ years of industry experience
Specialized design experience in areas of healthcare including behavioral health, long term care, women's healthcare, oncology, or other major areas of healthcare required
Highly proficient in Revit
Skilled with using cloud based and mobile technology for collaboration
Telecommuting is allowed.
About AE Works Ltd
The mission of AE Works is to transform the lives of people and organizations by creating stunningly beautiful, highly functional, and safer spaces.
We do this by integrating the practices of architecture, planning + strategy, engineering, project services and security risk management to develop innovative, creative, and collaborative solutions to complex problems. Partnering with our clients and communities, AE Works continually seeks to be an active participant in efforts to improve our world. We do this by working beyond our professional practice and engaging as stakeholders in change movements we believe in. Collectively, thru practice and participation, AE Workers are on a mission to achieve our vision of a world where everyone is relevant.