Project Architect I

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Thu, Dec 20 '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 17 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.


Project Architect I is a project leadership position with responsibility for architectural design and technical production of projects. The Project Architect will be a full time field representative. We are seeking an individual with strong technical and communication skills working within the design team to create exemplary buildings to suit clients and users. We have a brand new office space which is expected to become WELL certified in 2019, the second office in Chicago to do so! Join a dynamic, creative team with a strong office culture in a beautiful new space!

Job Responsibilities:

  • On Site in construction trailer for the duration of Construction of School.
  • Answers field questions, prepares answers for RFIs.
  • Informs Project Manager of client requested changes, assists in producing bulletins.
  • Reviews Shop Drawings and submittals.
  • Collaborates with Project Designer for the implementation of the design during construction.
  • Develops, checks and coordinates technical aspects during the construction.
  • Coordinates the work of Consultants in the field.
  • Meets with client.
  • Follows established standards for project production and review.
  • Keeps Project Manager and Principal in Charge informed of progress or need for assistance.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Architecture is required
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience
  • Substantial CA experience (submittal, RFI, ASI review/response and consultant coordination), ability to detail (exterior) is required.
  • Strong communication, graphic, organization, technical and written skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in and readiness to lead the technical details of projects.
  • Proficient with computer-assisted design software such as Revit and AutoCAD
  • Proficient with other data management software such as Word and Excel.
  • Experience using Primavera
  • Familiarity with the NYC Green School Guide
  • Architectural License required.

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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