We could design buildings just because we can, but we’d rather create places that inspire. Through our Architecture and Interior Design work, we challenge design ideas of the past to create spaces that foster a culture of collaboration—spaces that are designed for community.
We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space—good design shapes our lives, influences our behaviors and interactions, and has purpose. We strive to design spaces that are meaningful and memorable for our communities. Join our team of creative professionals and work with us to create inspiring spaces for all.
Stantec's Austin Office is looking for a Design Architect, a registered professional with a minimum of 7 years of experience.
The primary role of the Design Architect is to interpret and translate the needs and desires of a client into a building. The Design Architect is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and documenting the design of a project. With the Interior Designer, the Design Architect is also responsible for the design of a project’s interior environment. Additional responsibilities to include:
Lead others in project team setting
Conceptualize a building design from both a functional and aesthetic perspectives in concert with a client’s requirements, budget and program
Development of a design through sketches, physical models, electronic models, diagrams, massing studies, and other visual formats to express the design intent and communicate to project team, client, and building user groups.
Utilize BIM technologies in development of three dimensional models of buildings and their components.
Lead design critiques and pin-ups.
Presenting the building design to stakeholders (client groups and project teams) during early project phases
Develop space planning, block planning, and adjacency diagrams in coordination with building program.
Interpret and apply building codes and requirements of regulatory agencies in development of the building design.
Evaluate and select building systems and materials.
Coordinate building systems (structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.) to ensure compatibility with the design intent.
Implement sustainable design principles into the building design and surrounding environment.
Analyze site incorporating geotechnical, hydrological, environmental, social and economic conditions.
Responsible for projects of average complexity/size
Develop building design in accordance with cost parameters
Participate in development of the program and other pre-design efforts
Ensure that design intent is maintained through documentation and construction
Present the building design to stakeholders (client groups and project teams)
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Degree in support of an Architectural license required (accredited Master's degree or 5 of year Bachelor's degree)
Architectural license is required; ability to meet NCARB requirements for licensure in other states required
LEED Green Associate Accreditation or LEED AP preferred
Architectural or engineering experience in educational facilities is preferred.
Ability to hand sketch and communicate concepts and ideas to clients effectively
Ability to apply accessibility codes, applicable building codes, and life-safety codes to the design of a wide variety of project scopes and complexity
General knowledge of building construction systems, constructability, materials, and industry associated standards
Experience with modeling/drafting software (Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD)
Strong experience with design software (Sketch-up, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) required
Ability to participate in a project team setting and lead the team
Ability to lead one or more teams through the development of design concept.
Ability to check work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage team to meet project budget and schedule
Ability to interpret sketches, drawings, codes, building program and other similar material
Ability to present abstract ideas to the client and client representatives
Ability to engage in creative and critical thought