Project Architect

Piechota Architecture Piechota Architecture Employer:
Wed, Mar 17 '21Posted on:

Piechota Architecture is seeking a Project Architect to work closely with our Principal in managing a variety of residential projects in California and Idaho.

Minimum skills and experience expected: 

  • A Degree in Architecture. 
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in Architectural Design & Management. 
  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management specific to a large-scale ground-up with an emphasis on hospitality. 
  • Proven ability to develop a project schedule and design budget and monitor the design and construction documentation process throughout the life of the project. 
  • Excellent design skills from the conceptual to the detailed.    
  • A keen eye for detail both custom and standard. 
  • Outstanding communication ability with clients, contractors & co-workers. 
  • Knowledge of ArchiCad, Adobe Suite or ArchiOffice a plus but not required. 

Preferences & Tasks specific to the Role: 

  • In partnership with the PA principal, serve as the primary contact with client, consultants, contractors and co-workers. 
  • Develop, manage and maintain a comprehensive Project Plan outlining all Phases and Project services within specific time and budget parameters.  
  • Work with PA Business Director to manage and monitor project budget and internal cost control and create appropriate billings compliant with contractual agreement. 
  • Monitor and identify changes in project scope, schedule or service that result in supplemental or additional services and bring such changes to the immediate attention of the Client, Principal & Business Director. 
  • Supervise one or more employees on Project(s) including weekly review of timecards for conformance with the Project budget. 
  • Schedule and co-chair all client meetings. Record Minutes and document action items. 
  • Organize and chair regular In-House project meetings and provide regular progress reports to Principal and other relevant personnel. 
  • Reconcile the goals and priorities of PA with those of our client while fostering opportunities for design and technical excellence. 
Desired qualities relevant to PA: 
  • We are a small office with a tight-knit culture. We care deeply about design, our clients and one another and are committed to realizing the optimum experience and solutions in the pursuit of successful design.
  • The ideal person will not only satisfy the requirements specific to this role but fit comfortably within the broader parameters of our firm's culture and identity reflecting the following qualities inherent to our value system:
    • Genuine team player.
    • Significant sense of humor.
    • Energetic passion and appreciation for design. 
    • Innate understanding of the "big picture". 
    • Eclectic background in both experience and interests.
    • Dedication and commitment to the work, the firm and the client. 
    • Flexible and easygoing manner. 
    • Disciplined self-starter with good problem solving and time management skills. 
    • Respectful, fair minded and equanimous nature. 
    • Good communication & people skills. 

Interested candidates should submit a brief email cover letter with one page CV highlighting relevant education and experience to:


Piechota Architecture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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