Public Safety Project Architect

Schenkel & Shultz, Inc. (SchenkelShultz Architecture) Schenkel & Shultz, Inc. (SchenkelShultz Architecture) Employer:
Orlando, FL, USLocation:
Thu, Jul 25 '19Posted on:

SchenkelShultz, a 61-year old architecture firm that has been consistently ranked as a top design firm by both ENR-Southeast and Building Design + Construction, is seeking a Project Architect in our Orlando office. Our Municipal design portfolio totals more than 12 million SF of projects, including Justice, Law Enforcement, Public Safety and other Government projects.  We believe our passion for this type of work and relationship driven philosophy has allowed SchenkelShultz to remain a design leader in Central Florida for more than 35 years and provides a strong pathway to give back to the community.

SchenkelShultz has a strong culture rooted in trust, integrity, professionalism and desire to achieve design excellence.  Our team consists of talented, dedicated people who share the same enthusiasm and sense of pride.  We are searching for a passionate, self-starter, technically-proficient Public Safety Project Architect with a strong appreciation for design excellence.  Candidate must be proficient in development of construction documents including drawings and specifications with the ability to take minimal instruction and go forward with projects or project components. 


  • Ability to interact with clients and demonstrate communication and presentation skills. 
  • Proficient at executing design development and construction documentation phases of work that are consistent with project goals and objectives with minimal oversight by Project Manager.
  • Ability to communicate ideas using SketchUp, Revit and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • General knowledge of major building systems and ability to proactively lead coordination with engineers to maintain design intent and project goals.
  • Ability to research building materials, product selection and coordinate specifications with firm’s specifications writer.
  • Assist construction administrator assigned to project with review/process of submittals/RFIs, job site visits and attend some meetings as part of learning process. 
  • Responsible for monitoring of scope, schedule and budget on architectural aspects of projects.
  • Responsible for developing architectural work plans and tasking, supervision and mentoring of assigned project personnel.
  • Provide assigned collateral duties relative to the operation of the team.
  • Perform code analysis.


  • Professional degree in architecture or Masters of Architecture degree from an accredited program is required.
  • Individuals with State of Florida architectural license or ability to become licensed within a year are preferred.
  • 7+ years minimum of relevant (Justice, Municipal, Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Government experience preferred) in an architectural office.
  • Proactive individual with a sense of urgency to multi-task on multiple projects and assignments with flexibility to work in collaborative environment with a team and independently.
  • Strong graphic skills and technical capability to critically think through the development of a design into documentation, knowledge of drawing standards, and some understanding of code requirement/compliance.
  • Excellent communication skills and highly organized individual. 

A salary fully commensurate with experience and credentials will be accompanied by a complete fringe benefit package, including 401(k), insurance options, vacation, among others.


For confidential consideration, please download and complete our Employment Application and send to along with your resume and sample of work. No phone calls please.

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