Project Architect

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Boston, MA, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 7 '19Posted on:


Populous is a very unique practice with a focus on design experiences.

We design the places where people love to be together. This is our singular purpose.

We use the power of design to transform neighborhoods, revitalize cities, build relationships and connect people to being part of something bigger.

Populous is where architects and designers of all kinds create moments bigger than ourselves. We’re a global specialized design firm with local roots in 9 cities across Americas.

Populous offers the best of both worlds: the resources and impact of the design giants and the tightly-knit atmosphere and growth opportunities of smaller firms.

WHY we design

To amplify the joy in shared moments.

HOW we do it

+ Architecture + Interior Design + Event Design + Landscape Design + Master Planning + Urban Design + Graphic Design + Product Design

WHAT we look for

+ Entrepreneurial spirit + Down to-earth nature + Trendsetting ideas + Unyielding passion + Adaptability + Curiosity + Vision + Energy + Culture enabling

Do you have the following traits?

Proactive, confident self-starter

Visionary and competitive


Self-sufficient and thrives in a project-oriented environment

Adept at winning and influencing others while managing multiple, time-sensitive projects

Innovative and multi-dimensional thinker

The preferred candidate will have an interest in working in a dynamic and collaborative global design environment with a diverse range of public assembly building types; including the design of sports venues, convention centers, community buildings and transportation facilities.

We are seeking a passionate, creative, engaged, and technically proficient Project Architect to join us in a dynamic and collaborative design atmosphere. Applicants must possess exceptional design and technical abilities.


  • Delivery of architectural projects from conception through construction.   
  • Researches code requirements and ensures feasibility of design solutions.
  • Follows and manages project budget, work plan, consultants and schedule.
  • Communicates with Project Manager regarding key deliverable dates.
  • Creates design solutions to meet client specifications, creates and proposes budget and time estimations.
  • Maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Project Leadership Team (i.e. Project Designer, Project Manager, and Principal in Charge).
  • Acts as an intermediary between the client and the architectural team.
  • Fosters on-going communication through team meetings, minutes, and up-date memos to project team including consultants.
  • Ensures project documentation is in compliance with the standards set forth by Populous policy.
  • Coordinates team effort to complete a project promptly and successfully, while ensuring that      the team is working effectively and keeping to the schedule and budget.
  • Construction administration including processing of submittals, RFI’s, and other project documentation during construction.
  • Provides office leadership including professional development coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Consistently reviews work and communicate needs and concerns to project staff.
  • Defines staff requirements for projects as needed or directed.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Strong relationship-building and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Guide design, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Understanding of architectural building systems.
  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets a must.
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in, AutoCAD, Autodesk, Revit, required. Familiarity with Newforma preferred.
  • Communicates professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Works in a team environment.
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Highly self-motivated personality.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited program.
  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience in architectural practice with prior experience in all phases of architectural projects.
  • Project design experience with sport stadium, arenas, convention centers, hospitality, and aviation a strong plus.
  • Registered Architect with a current license.
  • NCARB registration preferred.
  • LEED not required, but a plus.


  • Travel will be required.
  • Overtime will be required.

Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits.  Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

4 time-Fast Company Most Innovative Company

#21 - Architect Magazine’s Architect 50 List

250 International, national and local design awards

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