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Project Architect

oWOW Design oWOW Design Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Aug 17 '21Posted on:
Full-timeType:

Here at oWOW, we are a driven group feeding off one another’s passion for developing, designing and building housing for ALL. Using a systems-based approach in tandem with new mass timber construction technology, oWOW aims to create more affordable, equitable and sustainable housing solutions. You will be part of a vertically integrated development team consisting of Architecture, Development, Construction & Property Management, and you will work closely with all teams to deliver quality projects on time and under budget.  

The Project Architect will be responsible for the management and coordination effort necessary to produce the design documents for mid-rise and high-rise residential and mixed-use projects, under the supervision of the Director of Architecture. The Project Architect will serve as a main point of contact to the clients until the construction documents are completed. The Project Architect will lead the coordination of efforts with the consultants and will be responsible for coordinating with the Architectural Director on appropriate technical solutions and strategies.

This Project Architect position is a unique opportunity for those wishing to break out of the traditional architect role and help develop not only amazing designs but grow a company.

Responsibilities

  • Produce documents from conceptual design through construction for multiple simultaneous high-quality, high-profile, design projects, collaborating with internal and external teams.
  • Determine and organize functional requirements, and articulate through programming, space planning, and code analysis.
  • Consistently manage teams to meet schedules and budgets.
  • Proactively and continuously flag and resolve project issues with your team.
  • Coordinate with other development disciplines to produce a comprehensive and coordinated construction document set, satisfying building code, ADA, zoning, and other applicable standards.
  • Creatively interpret the codes to gain more density/benefits from a development perspective.
  • Provide efficient designs and details as required to provide the best value for the construction team.
  • Offer input for ways to creatively value engineer systems on all projects.
  • Act as a main point of contact for external consultants.
  • Report to the Architectural Director regarding staffing needs on a daily or weekly basis, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Professional degree in Architecture (B. Arch or M. Arch)
  • Professional license preferred but not required.  Licensure in California preferred. 
  • 7-10 years of professional design experience in high quality residential and commercial projects.
  • Experience in high-rise multi-family construction. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of building materials and construction detailing.
  • Knowledge and experience working with local building code, accessibility requirements, zoning, and other applicable laws.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in Schematic Design, Design Development, permitting and Construction Documentation.
  • Ability to confidently review and markup the above documents, as required.
  • Understanding of project budgeting and scheduling and the ability to communicate and work closely with consultants, construction division, and development division to ensure that project milestones are being met and deliverables are on time and complete.
  • Excellent decision-making skills and a highly resourceful and creative problem solver.
  • Experience working with the city staff to effectively get permits approved.
  • Self-driven with a high level of initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude, but open to feedback and a strong desire to learn.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills and experience working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with the following programs: BIM (Revit), Adobe Creative Suite, Google Workspace, Rhino, Sketchup, Bluebeam; project management platforms (Procore.)

Who You Are

  • Passionate about housing for ALL! A driven individual who can provide creative input in all facets of design and operates in a friendly team environment.
  • Has a good understanding of how building systems work and can coordinate multiple disciplines as the team leader.
  • A team collaborator, clear communicator, prudent risk-assessor, and effective motivator.
  • Habitually thinking outside the box and exploring new ways to execute projects.
  • Committed to continuous improvement and optimizing productivity.
  • Wants to make a positive social and design impact in the Bay Area and beyond!
  • Self-starter and driven.
  • Asks "Why" and always looks to learn/make things better.

Seniority Level

  • Mid-Senior level

Industry Interests

  • Design
  • Mass Timber
  • Prefabrication & systems-thinking
  • Construction
  • Architecture & Planning
  • Development

Benefits

  • Medical, dental & vision
  • Paid time off & sick leave
  • Free lunch!
  • 401k
  • Build a company!
 

Please apply via our recruitee page below:  

Apply Here 

Please be sure to upload your resume, cover letter, and provide a link to relevant work samples in the application.  Thanks!


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