Mid-Level Project Architect

Nielsen Studios - Architecture & Design Nielsen Studios - Architecture & Design Employer:
Santa Cruz, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 8 '19Posted on:

Nielsen Studios is a group of innovative design thinkers and creative problem-solvers; a cross-disciplinary architecture firm spanning two family generations. Using our knowledge and skills as architects and designers, we apply our problem-solving approach to the built environment to deliver unique high impact results for our clients to help them reach their goals. We are a high-touch, client-centered studio. With studios in the east bay and Santa Cruz, Nielsen Studios services the bay area and beyond with an array of project types that include professional services, retail, hospitality, mixed-use residential, planning, and urban design.

We are looking for an Architect with the ability to handle a range of assignments in terms of scope and size and daily responsibilities that can vary greatly. You will work with a team of designers and architects in bringing design dreams to life. You will produce technical documentation and communicate project progress to team members to ensure our projects exceed client expectations.

Nielsen Studios offers health benefits, 401K, paid holidays, vacation and paid time off. We also offer bonus opportunities and a 9/80 work schedule resulting in every other Friday off.

Your Qualifications

  • Active license with 5-10 years of experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design or related field
  • Ability to communicate clearly in written and verbal form with the project team
  • LEED accreditation ideal
  • Working knowledge of Archicad or Revit 
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards, and building structures
  • Basic technical understanding of architectural design, interior, and furniture design
  • Experience with project management software, such as Archioffice and Basecamp a plus
  • Experience with office software, such as G Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Evernote, Sketchup a plus

Super Star Abilities

  • Ownership and accountability for firm-wide success
  • Long term commitment
  • Excel in a team-based and fast-paced environment
  • Superior leadership, communication skills and highly organized
  • High-level of design competence and expertise
  • Must understand and be able to articulate the brand aesthetic
  • Must possess an elevated design sensibility and knowledge of architectural and interior design details
  • Must have strong programming and space planning skills
  • Create a sense of trust and urgency with clients
  • Anticipate potential challenges or obstacles and timely identifies and implements solutions
  • Think strategically and participate in executive-level planning
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Possess initiative!!

What You Will Do

  • Work collaboratively with the project team to develop and execute appropriate design solutions for projects
  • Ensure the integrity of the design based on the client’s vision
  • Use Archicad to model designs and produce construction documents 
  • Prepare graphic materials for presentations to clients
  • Prepare study models; 
  • Review bids and contracts related to the project for content and accuracy for final review
  • Research alternative solutions for budget constraints
  • Perform site inspections for verification of design intent
  • Coordinate with consultants, contractors, fabricators, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives
  • Review shop drawings for design intent, review mock-ups, materials, and finish samples submitted by project contractors
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