MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni (MCF) is an award-winning Architecture, Planning, and Interior Design firm located in Pittsburgh, PA. Founded in 1889, our firm has a rich history and tradition of design excellence. MCF serves a variety of clients in the Higher Education, Healthcare, Performing Arts, Commercial, and Liturgical markets. Our firm’s culture has allowed us the privilege of developing lasting relationships with clients while providing them with the highest level of service and design.
The firm is seeking a highly experienced individual to fill the position of Healthcare Planner / Architect. The Healthcare Architect will be responsible for designing and managing the overall project design and development process and to ensure that construction documents conform with agreement with the client. The position requires business management acumen and must demonstrate strong leadership, organizational and time management skills, as well as strong communication skills.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Communicates healthcare expertise and planning concepts to clients and project teams, both verbally and through graphic and written reports
Serve as the main point of contact for the client on planning issues
Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support as necessary
Ensures that construction detail documentation conforms to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards
Meets with municipal building department(s) and other governing agencies to coordinate approvals or variances
Writes reports and memos to consultants and vendors to issue changes and track resolutions
Respond to RFI’s and issuing ASI’s during construction phase
Attends on-site visits, field reviews and project meetings. Prepares and coordinates the review of contractor's schedules, submission of shop drawings and samples
Participates in review of project costs and budgets, adherence to schedule
Mentor and develop less experienced team members on all aspects of client/project management
Prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings and builds models for client/project team
Experience in 3D rendering software utilizing a Revit model preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software desired but not required
Bachelor's degree in architecture required. Master's degree preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of healthcare planning and design experience required with 5+ years in project management experience preferred
Licensed Architect with current registration preferred
Demonstrates creativity, passion and interest in design and planning of healthcare facilities
Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of technical plans, drawings, and models required
Proven ability to prioritize to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience with leading the discipline design for projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment
Strong presentation, communication, organizational, team building, collaboration and communication skills are a must
Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
Knowledge of design principles and the ability to interpret design concepts and layouts, including commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the profession required
Advanced knowledge of building regulations, FGI Guidelines, safety codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents required
Knowledge of architectural building systems required
Knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines, LEED specialty preferred
Advanced PC skills, specifically Microsoft Windows Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint)
Ability to manage priorities with minimal guidance; Strong work ethic; Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills, and a desire to help and teach others advance their skills in these areas.
Competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with qualifications.
Medical Coverage for the employee and their family
Optional: Dental, Vision Voluntary Life Plans
LTD, STD and Life Insurance
8 Paid Holidays (plus week off between Christmas and New Year’s)
Profit Sharing / 401 (k) savings plan
MCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
About MacLachlan Cornelius & Filoni Inc.
MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni (MCF) is an award-winning architecture, planning, and interior design firm located in downtown Pittsburgh. Founded in 1889, the firm has a rich history and a tradition of design excellence. MCF serves a variety of clients in the higher education, healthcare, performing arts, commercial, and religious facilities. Our firm’s culture has allowed us the privilege of developing lasting relationships with clients while providing them with the highest level of service and design.