Senior Architectural Designer

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Fri, Aug 24 '18Posted on:

Perkins Eastman is a global architecture and design firm guided by the belief that design can have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. With more than 1,000 employees in 15 locations around the world, we collaborate seamlessly across borders, barriers, and disciplines to connect people and ideas. Whether conceiving of new healthcare models, reviving a local landmark as a boutique hotel, or helping communities become more resilient, we are united in a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the human experience. If everything is design, everything we do is HUMAN BY DESIGN.


As a result of our growing and diverse practice in our Chicago office, we are currently searching for a Senior Architectural Designer to join our team. As a Senior Architectural Designer at Perkins Eastman, you will be responsible for leading or collaborating on the design of Hospitality and Mixed-Use developments globally.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Initiates and creates project designs and plans of all phases of one or more projects and has responsibility for preparing presentations and design drawings.
  • Coordinates all trades and agencies related to building design while monitoring drawings.
  • In a supervisory capacity, is responsible for major design decisions and technical accuracy of large projects while handling a significant amount of challenges that require new approaches and guidelines.
  • May supervise or perform site observations activities.
  • Record/archive all drawings, data and project information
  • Develop various predesign services which may include conducting feasibility and environmental impact studies, selecting a site, or specifying the requirements the design must meet.
  • Develop the project design brief.
  • Consult with design professionals to determine the environmental and structural requirements of the project.
  • Prepare drawings, models and present ideas for the client to review.
  • Manages and maintains project work plan, manages the day to day running of the design team in refining the project.
  • Coordinates and supervises consultants in finalizing the design documents.
  • Responsible for keeping the project within financial budget and deadlines and producing detailed working drawings and specifications; specifying the nature and quality of materials required.
  • Assures that the design follows; building codes, zoning laws, fire regulations, and all other pertinent ordinances.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Architecture preferred
  • Minimum of 8 plus years with domestic experience in High End Residential, Mixed-Use developments and Resorts
  • Digital architectural visualization and animation experience preferred
  • Strong technical understanding of building construction and materials.
  • Possess leadership ability to direct a team of junior and intermediate designers.
  • Excellent presentation skills required.
  • Strong proficient with computer-assisted design software such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; 3D software such as SketchUp and or Rhino.
  • Proficient with Revit
  • Rhino or 3D Studio a plus
  • Proficient with PowerPoint and other data management software such as Word and Excel.
  • Strong communication skills, excellent drawing, model making and graphic presentations skills.
  • LEED Accreditation preferred



How to Apply:

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

Link: Human By Design

Perkins Eastman is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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