Senior Design Architect

SmithGroupJJR SmithGroupJJR Employer:
Phoenix, AZ, USLocation:
Thu, Jun 29 '17Posted on:

SmithGroupJJR is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe that extraordinary projects are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, sustainability, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR at the forefront of architectural, engineering and planning firms around the world. According to the 2016 Building Design + Construction magazine “Giants” ranking, SmithGroupJJR is the 6th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S. 

The Phoenix office of SmithGroupJJR is looking for a Senior Design Architect for the Workplace Studio to join our team.We are seeking a highly creative individual with strong technical knowledge to lead complex architectural design for commercial projects in all phases. 


Working with us, you will:

  • Lead architectural design, working with the Design Principal and project teams for all project phases including conceptual designs, presentations, schematic design, design development, construction documents and production.
  • Manage one or more small to medium-sized projects and/or manage a portion of a large-sized project.
  • Perform architectural drawings, renderings and design assignments.
  • Produce and coordinate complete sets of construction documents for permitting and bidding for small projects.
  • Lead coordination of consultants of all disciplines.
  • Prepare, develop, and edit specifications.
  • Lead day-to-day construction administration activities.
  • Provides oversight and monitoring of the work performed by junior staff.
  • Establish and execute project work plan and staffing requirements.
  • Develops trusted relationships with clients.


An ideal candidate:

  • Has a Bachelor’s degree and minimum 10 years of experience as an architectural designer, leading and working with commercial architectural projects.
  • RA preferred. LEED AP preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the design process.
  • Is detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Possesses the ability to understand and communicate with professionals of other disciplines.
  • Has a demonstrated ability to communicate with clients, and build client relationships and trust.
  • Is proficient with Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, 3D and other modeling software programs such as Rhino and 3D Studio Max.
  • Has outstanding conceptual 3-dimensional thinking and graphic presentation skills to effectively communicate design ideas.

SmithGroupJJR offers competitive compensation and excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement.  We also offer a flexible work schedule, which provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance. 

Interested in joining us? Get started by clicking the link below. Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and portfolio.

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

SmithGroupJJR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



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