Cuningham seeks a Project Architect (licensed or non-licensed) to share in our vision to dream big, be daring, and create change. We are a forward-thinking design firm that values people, creative problem solving, and a learning mindset in the pursuit of unique, regenerative solutions that fit our clients’ needs.
We are seeking candidates in the Verona, Madison, or Milwaukee areas as an ideal candidate will primarily be on-site in Verona, WI.
The successful candidate will work in partnership with Project Designer and Manager to design, detail and produce a complete construction document deliverable. They will be responsible to plan and develop projects of medium to large scope, not only internally with the design team, but also externally with the coordination of consultants and contractors. They will lead and supervise portions of the design, technical, and production aspects of the project team through to successful production of deliverables, apply sound and diverse knowledge of architectural principles and practices, and act independently regarding architectural methods and complexities.
What you will do:
Integrate your design skills and technical expertise to deliver fully-coordinated construction document sets through a team-based approach.
Be responsible for the development and coordination of drawings and specifications, code and agency compliance, building performance and constructability with an understanding of related costs.
Communicate the technical implications of design decisions to the team and client.
Provide clear team leadership and mentorship. Oversee and provide regular, timely direction to project team members, with additional attention given to those with less experience and/or expertise.
Plan work by preparing cartoon drawing sets and/or storyboards to outline tasks, deliverables, and work with project managers to develop critical path decision-making for the scope of the project.
In collaboration with the project manager and project designer, determine the appropriate deliverable structure and necessary tasks for assessing each project’s level of completion through an earned value assessment.
Provide assistance to project manager in preparation of project staffing plans, fee, budget, and schedule.
Understand the fundamental relationships and contractual obligations between the Architect, Consultants, Owner, and Contractor.
Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills by using critical thinking to evaluate problems, alerting others to potential problems in a timely manner.
Review development of documents and participate in company quality assurance/quality control activities, as well as incorporate feedback from the project manager and project designer related to development of projects.
This role may require some travel.
What we look for:
Professional degree (bachelor’s or higher) in architecture
Successful completion of at least 2 projects in the role of project architect or comparable, with a minimum of 8 years of experience in the AEC industry. Prior experience with Workplace or Hospitality projects preferred.
Experience in construction administration is preferred.
Ability to perform the duties, handle the responsibilities, and have the knowledge, skills, and qualifications of a project architect, with demonstrated repeated success in doing so.
Has strong design and architectural sensibilities, can participate in design reviews and promote design continuity throughout the life of a project.
Understanding of sustainable and regenerative design practices including a basic awareness of current certification programs such as Green Communities, LEED, WELL, etc.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including: clear and concise communication, active listening and observation as well as seeking understanding of others' points of view to encourage open and honest discussions.
Active architectural registration/license in at least one U.S. state is preferred but not required.
Proficiency in Revit Architecture and Bluebeam required. Proficiency in BIM 360, Enscape, Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Miro is preferred.
Cuningham is a recognized design leader dedicated to creating enduring experiences for a healthy world. Starting a career at Cuningham means joining a team dedicated to projects that matter. With dynamic clients across 20+ markets, our firm is committed to environmentally sustainable and solutions-oriented design. Our creative, interdisciplinary teams cultivate the engagement of a smaller studio while providing the resources and nimbleness of a global firm — and we do it all in work environments that enable everyone to feel welcome and heard.
Cuningham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, military, or veteran status.