Project Manager (Architecture Studio)

Morris Adjmi Architects Morris Adjmi Architects Employer:
New Orleans, LA, USLocation:
Mon, Aug 12 '19Posted on:

Established in 1997, Morris Adjmi Architects is a 100-person firm committed to creating buildings that are contextual but unmistakably contemporary. The detail and care given to each project has established MA as a leader in revitalizing post-industrial neighborhoods and historic districts with commercial, residential, and cultural projects that are imbued with a distinct sense of place and purpose.  Working at Morris Adjmi means working in a collaborative, research-based environment with people dedicated to their craft and bringing new concepts to life. 

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for providing leadership to team members and primary day-to-day project administration and communication with client, project team and outside consultants in a manner consistent with firm-wide standards. You will also be responsible for carrying out the MA design approach while bringing assigned projects in on budget, on time, and meeting client expectations. Thorough knowledge and experience with construction techniques and national building and accessibility codes is required. Responsibilities include managing multiple and/or complex projects. Depending on the scale of the project, the Project Manager may also take on the responsibilities of the Project Architect. Works independently and reports to the designated Studio Director. 


Architecture school graduate, NYS registration. Other accreditations such as LEED® encouraged


10 or more years of experience with demonstrated ability manage multiple or complex projects through all phases.


Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Suite


---Project Planning (in conjunction with Studio Director) 

--- Know the project contract, scope, deliverables and budget

--- Establish and maintain project schedule (including phase deadlines, filing milestones and meetings)

--- Establish and maintain staffing plan (define team roles and responsibilities)

--- Assist Owner in assembling consultant team (writing/reviewing RFPs and proposals)


--- Project Administration

--- Team Meetings

--- Schedule kick-off meeting (both internal and external)

--- Establish recurring staff, client and consultant meetings

--- Distribute agendas, meeting minutes and track action items

Internal Management

--- Mentor, motivate and supervise project architects / designers

--- Provide regular design and project updates to Morris and Studio Directors

--- Update marketing department to project status, while being sensitive to confidentiality

Consultant Management

--- Lead consultant coordination amongst all disciplines

--- Foster cross discipline communication

Financial Management

--- Monitor project budget and staffing to know the project’s financial status

--- Update project schedule as required, and evaluate budget impact

Client Management

--- Be the primary point of contact, manage expectations and ensure satisfaction

--- Manage "scope creep"; alert Studio Director/Client to additional services in advance of services

--- Obtain client sign-off at the end of each phase

Contractor Management

--- Be the primary point of contact for RFIs, submittals, and correspondence

--- Notify Studio Director about all signed/seal documents before distribution

--- Know the contractor’s contract responsibilities

Responsibilities: Quality Control

--- Comply with MA Presentation Standards and Construction Documents Checklists

--- Schedule QA/QC peer reviews after each design phase

--- Ensure consultant sets are reviewed and coordinated after each phase

--- Maintain Project Binders and Standard Server File Organization

--- Ensure Archiving and BIM checks occur at regular intervals

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