Project Architect - Construction Administration Focus

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San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Dec 23 '21Posted on:

As a Project Architect, you will lead projects from schematic design through construction administration by refining concepts, developing drawings and working with team members on small to large scale residential, mixed use & hospitality projects. You will be mentoring junior staff and engaging in further knowledge transfer of design principles, processes, building codes, and methods of construction.

Potential candidates must have strong technical skills with an eye towards design, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to support projects working both individually and in teams.

This position is looking for a detailed eye to work with our team and lead construction administration on multiple California based projects.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Work independently to manage the full range of architectural services on medium to large scale projects.
  • Ensures projects will meet legal requirements by following building codes, zoning laws, fire regulations, and related ordinances, such as, access by disabled persons.
  • Provides project reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data.
  • Contribute to the planning and concept refinement for complex projects
  • Oversee design work of junior staff to ensure integration and cohesion within the design team
  • Provide oversight and mentorship to junior staff.
  • Present design solutions to client representatives and/or design review committees
  • Manage the coordination of drawings with other design disciplines
  • Find technical solutions to deliver the design through documentation and detailing while preserving design intent
  • Prepare, develop, edit and coordinate specifications with drawings to meeting project requirements.
  • Evaluate, select and/or approve materials and products
  • Demonstrate enthusiastic commitment to the multidisciplinary project development process and team-focused environment
  • Collaborate with senior staff members and partners in charge based on project needs.
  • Travel as required to attend regular site visits and meetings

Benefits & Compensation

  • SB Architects offers full benefits for its staff, 401k matching, Bi-Annual bonuses, and competitive compensation.
  • We work on a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off
  • Opportunities to join weekly Workout & Yoga classes hosted with SB Fit
  • Social outings including baseball games, picnics, and other team-building events throughout the year
  • Expertise with CAD/BIM documentation software (AutoCAD and Revit)
  • Advanced knowledge of BIM or Parametric Design is an asset (Revit, Dynamo and Grasshopper)
  • Strong 3D Modeling skills (SketchUp, Rhino, and Revit)
  • Proficiency in rendering software an asset (Enscape, Vray, Lumion and 3D Studio Max)
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Projects and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Adobe Create Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship-management skills
  • Proven record of managing projects during construction, construction administration and coordination with contractors
  • Ability to lead the coordination of architectural drawings for complex projects across multiple consultant teams
  • Ability to resolve complex technical and design issues
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Familiarity with online construction management tools (such as Procore)
  • Familiarity with Type I, II and V construction types

Required Experience:

  • A professional degree in Architecture (BArch/March)
  • 10+ Years of professional experience
  • Architectural license in California is required
  • LEED Accredited Professional a preferred
  • Previous work experience in high end residential, mixed-use and hospitality projects is preferred.

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