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Senior Project Architect / Coordinator

Gregory Switzer Architecture, P.C. Gregory Switzer Architecture, P.C. Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Oct 2 '17Posted on:

GSAPC -  A Rapidly Growing Architecture and Design Practice

GSAPC is a full service architectural design practice with emphasis on design and holistic process management. Our projects reflect the perfect balance of creative thought and client support services. We approach the design process with sensitivity to potential logistical, programmatic, and physical challenges, and a thoughtful eye to the ultimate effects of design on the built environment. Our small, close-knit firm is very hands-on, leverages the specific strengths of each team member, and offers excellent growth potential for the right candidate. 

We stand out in our approach to navigating clients through the abstract aspects of creating appropriate, high-quality, functional design solutions that convey unique impressions in sync with the client’s objectives. Our dedicated and talented team views the design process as a collaborative dialogue of identifying shared goals related to producing artful, sensible, and value-conscious structures and interior spaces.

GSAPC seeks a Senior Project Architect to coordinate team efforts to create project designs that satisfy each client’s specific needs, regulate on-site and in-house progress, abide by established financial budgets and deadlines, and guide projects to completion. Candidate must be a proactive and self-motivated team player interested in ongoing personal and professional growth and experiential learning. S/he must have a passion for design and production excellence, and be licensed or in the process of obtaining NY state licensure. 

Compensation is commensurate with experience. 

Requirements:
  • Minimum 6+ years’ experience; proven ability to contribute to all phases of design. 
  • Base building and core and shell experience.
  • Professional degree in Architecture from an accredited architecture program or equivalent.
  • Strong proficiency in Revit is required (must have completed projects in Revit).
  • Construction Administration experience and excellent knowledge of construction materials and method.
  • Strong working knowledge of NYC code and zoning regulations.
  • Design-oriented, with strong technical proficiency and creative skills.
  • Extensive construction document production and detailing experience.
  • As-built documentation and working drawings experience.
  • Ability to take direction from and work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and firm Principal.
  • Above average communication skills in the domains of leadership, customer service, and client presentation abilities.
  • Proven ability to effectively coach and mentor others is a plus.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Constantly communicate ideas and updates to firm Principal and clients, to ensure that strategic direction is maintained, potential problems identified, and time wisely managed.
  • Work closely with Project Team to develop construction details that comply with the overall design intent and project budget.
  • Prepare complete and concise design and construction drawings after checking and coordinating details, dimensions, and specifications.
  • Mentor junior staff, taking time to identify strengths and weaknesses, share advice, and provide direction. 
  • Manage multiple assignments and meet challenging deadlines while producing high-quality outputs.
  • Research and advise on codes, regulations, building systems, assemblies, components, and materials.
  • Direct team members in the application of architectural standards and guidelines.
  • Check submittals and respond to requests for information.
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