Senior Project Architect

IA Interior Architects IA Interior Architects Employer:
Minneapolis, MN, USLocation:
Mon, Oct 11 '21Posted on:

IA Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers.  Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their enterprise forward, support their culture, engage their staff, integrate technology and drive efficiencies.  As architects, designers, workplace strategists and environmental specialists in the largest global architecture firm concentrating exclusively on interiors, we help clients articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space.

Our team members are collaborative, creative, professional, expert and entrepreneurial.  Joining our team requires skill, daring, leadership, teaming, humor and a love of interiors.  We are presently searching for a Senor Project Architect for our Minneapolis studio.  The Senior Project Architect leads and manages the technical team. provides design support primarily in project administration, design development and contract documents. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Ensures technical adherence to office and firm-wide standards by providing technical viewpoint on projects
  • Directs staff to complete contract documents (CDs).
  • Review CDs to ensure compliance with firm standards, mechanical, building systems, codes and ADA requirements.
  • Works with design staff to provide technical solutions for design dilemmas.
  • Manages contract administration budget. Ensures adherence to set budget and immediately informs PM and/or client of any potential variances to the budget.
  • Manages the work of other Technical staff. Oversees tasks and provide feedback on work product.
  • Organizes and conducts client interviews to determine technical requirements for the design


  • Graduate of architecture or design school: equivalent experience may be substituted
  • 8+ years’ experience in corporate interior design projects
  • Licensed Architect, ideally in Minnesota

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of design principles and standards 
  • Advanced documentation and field observational skills
  • Expert interior architecture detailing skills
  • Extensive knowledge of CDs and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of space requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of contract administration
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills
  • Advanced Revit skills
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Affinity Program skills or equivalent
  • Extensive verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive presentation and graphic communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise

Working Conditions:

For the majority of the time the Senior Project Architect will be sitting in a studio with limited physical requirements.  This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach.  On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys.  The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.

IA Interior Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


Please send resume and portfolio to Brian Knott at

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