Project Architect III

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
Washington, DC, USLocation:
Mon, Nov 8 '21Posted on:

Perkins Eastman, where employees are encouraged continuously to engage, to learn, and to contribute in a vibrant and supportive office culture, is in search of a Project Architect III with strong leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills and a passion for high-quality design and a collaborative process.

Perkins Eastman’s DC office is part of our international architecture, interior design, urban design, and planning firm based in New York with 22 studios in North America and four international offices. We are a workforce of almost 1,000 employees working in our interdisciplinary studios. Our ethos is “Human by Design” prioritizing design for people, to create a positive impact on the world around us.

The Opportunity:    

This position will provide an opportunity to work with integrated design teams on Multi-family, K-12, Senior Living and Higher Education projects of various sizes and complexity. The individual selected must possess the ability to react positively to a variety of design priorities, styles and project delivery methods. Our approach is client-focused, and our employees thrive in a collaborative, responsive environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead/assist a project team in development of the aesthetic and technical design and the preparation of architectural design and construction documents including drawings and specifications.
  • Lead the construction administration of the project.
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager and at times serve as the Project Manager for aspects of the project.
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously in different stages of design and construction.
  • Experience in developing construction documents with minimum supervision.
  • Lead in organizing the drawing and BIM modeling efforts.
  • Develop, check, and coordinate technical aspects of the design of a project.
  • Prepare the project code review following Building and Life Safety codes and regulations.
  • Coordinate with consulting engineer’s documents and specifications.
  • Meet with client and maintain excellent rapport.
  • Follow and focus on established standards for project production and review.
  • Keep Project Manager and Principal in Charge informed of progress or need for assistance.
  • Supervise and mentor assigned staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Architecture (BArch/March) is required. Architecture license required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of practice and 4 years of Project Architect experience leading a team.
  • Experience as a Project Architect on multiple simultaneous projects is preferred.
  • Substantial Construction Administration experience (submittal, RFI, ASI review/response and consultant coordination) and ability to detail (exterior and interior) is requiredExperience leading construction progress meetings and making decisions on-site. Renovation experience is a plus.
  • Experience in Primary and Secondary Education projects is preferred.
  • Strong communication, graphic, organization, technical, and written skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in and readiness to lead the technical details of projects.
  • Proficient with computer-assisted design software such as Revit.
  • Proficient with other data management software such as Word and Excel.
  • Proficient with construction management software such as Prolog and Newforma.
  • Architects with construction company and construction management employment experience may apply.

HUMAN BY DESIGN is a commitment to place-making that responds to people – our clients and the people who will experience our buildings and places.  We value intellectual curiosity, an eagerness to engage with others and the willingness to contribute to a healthy, vital workplace culture.


How to Apply:

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please. If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume, and portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please. 

Link: Human By Design!

Perkins Eastman is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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