Architectural Project Manager (Architecture III)

Cortland Partners Cortland Partners Employer:
Atlanta, GA, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 15 '18Posted on:

At Cortland, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.


As an Architectural Project Manager, you establish design intent with the Interior Design team to provide a complete narrative to third parties as well as manage the project team to keep everyone on track. Here are the roles you’ll play:

The Liaison

    • Research, evaluate, and engage third-party architects, engineers, and other AEC consultants
    • Coordinate documents and information flow with third-party architects, contractors, consultants, and vendors
    • Act as a conduit between construction, design, and all third-party consultants
    • Assist construction with RFI correspondence with consultants
    • Aid Investments by managing and coordinating the work of external consultants
    • Manage relationships with external consultants
    • Confirm with Investments to determine if expeditor, construction representative, or outsource is to handle permitting
    • Support Investments by developing and managing scope and schedule of deliverables
    • Engage with third parties, including Urban Designers, Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Pool Designers, Landscape Architects, Acoustic Engineers, and more

The Overseer

    • Develop schedule and scope for external consultant deliverables
    • Establish schedule and determine balance of internal and external schematic design required
    • Provide construction with all information needed to apply for building permits
    • Review and approve invoices for third-party consultants
    • Ensure accurate document control
    • Obtain signoffs on any modifications after project start
    • Oversee project timeline and ensure projects stay on track
    • Verify budget and designs appropriately to both hard and soft costs, including specific breakdowns like landscape, hardscape, pool, etc.
    • Participate in site visits, permitting, review boards, and kickoff meetings

The Task Master

    • Create conceptual designs and present to investment and operational leaders across Cortland
    • Manage and guide the overall process to ensure our design vision remains intact.
    • Send out requests for proposals.
    • Coordinate IT design needs with internal IT and external consultants
    • Prepare preliminary design and adaptations of alternatives for review
    • Exercise creative judgment and design application skills in developing design and space planning studies, including sketches, renderings, and graphics
    • Coordinate all necessary parties for kickoff meetings in conjunction with Investments
    • Initiate request for structural review dealing with renovations, depending on scope
    • Stamp architectural projects created internally when needed
    • Work with construction representatives to manage schedules and information exchange with consultants


    • Architectural design projects have never run smoother thanks to your help with streamlining.
    • Your communication skills keep everybody from Investments to third parties on the same page for all projects.
    • You will have the opportunity to conceive new architectural visions and manage your designs to fruition.
    • The Director of Architecture always looks forward to having your input throughout conceptual design, schematic design and design development.


    • Stellar 5+ years of experience in multifamily residential design, residential remodeling, or in all phases and aspects of a project
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture, design, or related field; architectural licensure is required for new development and preferred for renovations
    • Architectural stamp required
    • Strong attention to detail with the ability to self-check and correct work
    • Capability to take initiative and work without excessive supervision
    • Ability to prioritize, plan workload efficiently, and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects
    • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Demonstrated collaborative and professional work ethic
    • Fluent in Revit, SketchUp, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of 3D modeling, visualization, and graphic software is a plus
    • Ability to travel approximately 30% of the time


At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities and regional offices all over the country, as well as overseas. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.

Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.

Cortland is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email or call 404.965.3988.

Cortland is a drug-free workplace.

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