Project Architect

CannonDesign CannonDesign Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Sep 18 '19Posted on:

CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for Project Architect based in our San Francisco office  We are an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of architects, engineers, strategists, futurists, researchers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal - to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges.


We are building our team in support of a national building campaign for a leading healthcare client to help them create new prototyped ambulatory care facilities in multiple regions across the United States. This client is seeking to invest over $12B to expand their outpatient facility portfolio with ground up building projects ranging from 50K -150K square feet. The facilities will include primary and specialty care clinics, imaging, lab services, physical therapy, behavioral health and pharmacy services across all regions of the US within their health system, significantly expanding the organization’s ambulatory care outreach for their patients.


These ambulatory care facilities are designed as integrated, pre-engineered solutions that are rooted in extensive research, best practices, parametric modeling, and cutting-edge construction systems to synthesize building components with national industry trade contractors. This innovative approach to truly integrated design and construction provides design professionals with the opportunity to lead the industry to new levels of performance, creating a new paradigm for delivering high performing facilities that can be achieve in 30% less time with best in class operations.


The successful candidate will work in partnership with national technical leadership and will be responsible for leading the development of all technical aspects and content of projects, coordinating work with all disciplines to ensure an integrated set of deliverables, and verifying compliance through team collaboration. Key responsibilities include:


  • Leads project team from initial stages of pre-design, code, schematics and construction documents.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all statutory requirements and project design concepts are achieved.
  • Ensure all design deliverables meet internal and external project requirements, including time, budget, and scope.
  • Continuously checks on project documentation and compliance with client requirements as outlined in contract.
  • Proactively identifies, communicates, mitigates and resolves project-related issues.
  • Comprehension of and compliance with QA/QC standards.
  • Manage and coordinate workload of team and provide leadership of team activities.
  • Communicate client objectives to team members in a clear and compelling way.
  • Advance effective trade partner collaboration, leveraging design assist partners.
  • Act as a mentor to staff.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor in Architecture. Bachelor and/or Master of Architecture from an accredited program preferred. Architectural Registration and familiarity with entitlement requirements required. A minimum of 10 years of experience working on mid to large-scale health projects required. Experience with alternative delivery process and the technical application of pre-engineered, prefabricated solutions. Understanding of VDC and interest in investing in maturing meta data in BIM. Strong attention to detail, presentation, client engagement, team building, organizational and communication skills are essential. Proficiency with E Builder, Autodesk BIM 360, Revit and dRrofus. 

As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct. 


CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.


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