Sr. Architectural Designer | Commercial/Mixed Use

HKS Architects HKS Architects Employer:
Washington, DC, Richmond, VALocation:
Wed, Jul 23 '14Posted on:

HKS’s Washington DC Studio is looking for a talented Senior Architectural Designer to work on a range of project types in a dynamic and collaborative studio environment. The primary focus will be large scale Commercial/mixed use and master planning projects. This position requires a highly motivated and agile individual with strong design and technical capabilities, communication and graphic skills, and an ability to work in multiple digital and manual platforms within a holistic design process. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for design excellence towards producing a cost effective, sustainable, and meaningful built environments. Project duties will include contributing to the full breath of a projects’ development, from conceptualization, design development and project implementation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with sector practice leaders throughout the region to create and plan the conceptual design of projects or major portions of projects
  • Leads the design process from concept generation through design detailing
  • Plans, organizes and supervises the work of the design team staff on one project or manages several smaller projects (organizes, executes, coordinates assignments)
  • Makes client presentations without supervision when required.
  • Coordinates with consultants and collaborates with teammates throughout project.
  • Has ability to use multiple media (sketching, digital) to test, develop design ideas quickly and effectively
  • Mentor talented design group and passion for elevating design within the firm
  • Fosters a collaborative and interdisciplinary design process leveraging strengths of all studio members
  • Engages with academic community, local organizations or other design related interests.
  • Participates in marketing and business development pursuits where appropriate.

Education and Experience

  • Architectural Registration Required.
  • Typically may have 10-15 years of experience
  • Experience in Commercial, Mixed-Use required
  • Experience in Healthcare, Federal, and/or Science preferred
  • Proficient in multiple software platforms including Revit

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