Senior Digital Design Architectural Professional

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Feb 11 '20Posted on:

SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as a Senior Digital Design Architectural Professional for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, schedules, organizes, and executes digital design efforts for projects under periodic oversight of an F-level, Associate or Associate Director, Director or Partner;
  • Identifies project BIM requirements and develops effective planning strategies for its implementation; provides both narrowly focused and widely diverse support and leadership in production of project BIM;
  • Coordinates work of consultants with architectural documents and/or project BIM;
  • Coordinates with other Senior Architectural Professionals on projects to assure continuity and consistency of documentation;
  • Shares knowledge with peers and is a force multiplier of new processes and tools;
  • Proactively checks, coordinates and integrates the work of all project team members to assure efficient use of digital tools for design and consistency of documentation.
  • Participates in the coordination and preparation of project specifications, BIM Management Plans and LOD matrices in close collaboration with the Project Manager, Senior Design and Technical Design leaders;
  • Coordinates with Design and Technical Staff and Leadership, as well as other Digital Design Professionals on assigned project to implement SOM standard procedures and protocols to assure continuity and consistency of project documentation process across the office and firm in support of overall firm wide goals;
  • Supports project document control tasks and maintains quality control of such tasks, especially with regard to archiving digital models, recording processes, scripts etc. in accordance with SOM’s quality control and records management program;

Desired skills and expertise:

  • Completion of 5 or 6-year architectural degree program;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in design development, architectural design, documentation, and detailing;
  • Minimum of 3 years focused professional experience in developing and applying digital tools and processes to project work. Large-scale, commercial project experience is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of architectural design, documentation, detailing, building materials, construction techniques, building systems selection, related engineering principles, sustainability strategies and building codes;
  • General knowledge of programming and functional adjacencies;
  • General knowledge of architectural practice including site-planning, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical engineering, and construction;
  • Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, scripting and programming;
  • Demonstrated expertise in word processing, presentation programs such as PowerPoint and spreadsheets;

SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.

At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy and how to apply offline:

Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Applications without work samples will not be reviewed.  Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.


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