Project Architect

AWI Engineering Website - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)


Develops a thorough understanding of projects’ design philosophy and provides major input in developing a design and building performance strategy and effectively conveys this to assigned team members when appropriate
Provides technical design input. Responsible for a project’s technical design effort, subsequent detailed design development, project coordination and quality control efforts during all phases of project work, in close collaboration with Senior Designer
Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions
Actively collaborates with and coordinates work of consultants and knowledge resources to ensure the project deliverables are coordinated, integrated and support the design concept and performance goals of the project
Contributes to the preparation of design documents and leads the detailed development of construction documents during all project phases, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation
Advances the production of schematic, design development and construction documents drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule, cost and design intent
Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems
Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD’s for conformance with design
Performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI’s, RFP’s, change orders, etc.)
Prepares reports and specifications; reviews completed reports, plans, cost estimates and calculations
Executes applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.)
Maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases, participating in marketing, client and owner presentations as required

Bachelor's degree in architecture
Architectural registration required
LEED accreditation preferred
5-7 years of experience on small- to large-scale project types; OSHPD/DSA experience highly desirable
Strong graphics skills are an essential
Revit experience required
Knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp and other industry accepted software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed
Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to communicate clearly with team members and clients
Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope