Project Architect / Manager

34-TEN 34-TEN Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Wed, Mar 2 '22Posted on:

At 34-TEN we look to strategically grow our team with people who share our values of respect, teamwork, engagement, and excellence. The successful candidate has experience providing project architect level leadership and brings aspirations to grow with the company and develop into a leader within the studio. 

The Architectural Designer/Project Manager responsibilities include the ability to independently advance project design, develop technical detailing, lead the preparation of project documentation and consultant coordination, manage permitting and entitlement processes, and construction administration. Project management skills such as oversight of fee utilization, project schedule, workflow, deadlines, deliverables, and effective client communication will also lead to success in the role. 

In the first three months you will:

  • Develop familiarity with the firm’s design standards, software package, systems, work-flows, and processes.

  • Have one-on-one meetings with members of the firm, contractors and consultants.

  • Assume responsibility for managing one to two projects on the boards.

  • Assist with the firm's strategic marketing plan.

Over time you will:

  • Train and mentor junior designers

  • Manage a team of architects and designers to deliver creative, thoughtful, and successful architecture to our clients. 

  • Participate in firm leadership and business development opportunities.

  • Assist with project interviews, and developing client relationships.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • An accredited professional architecture degree (B.Arch. or M.Arch).

  • Architect license or in process of pursuing licensure.

  • English language proficiency.

  • Seven years or more of professional architecture firm experience.

  • Demonstrated experience leading the documentation and coordination of a minimum of 2 mid-size projects through all phases of design, including CA.

  • A passion for adaptive reuse and creative problem solving.

  • Highly proficient in AutoCad, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

  • Experience working in Revit is a plus but not required. 

  • Experience with interiors is a plus but not required. 

In addition, candidates should have well-developed interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication and the ability to work effectively in teams and independently. Candidates should be self-motivated and look forward to participating in a collaborative and dynamic work environment with a culture of excellence.


Salary range for this position is $70,000 to $80,000 depending on experience. 


  • 20 days of paid time off
  • Performance based bonus paid twice annually. 
  • Professional Development Assistance
  • 401K + matching
  • Health Care: $200/month allowance

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, portfolio and resume to and include “34-TEN Project Architect / Project Manager” in the subject line.

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