Architectural Designer I

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Fri, Mar 11 '22Posted on:

Life at PE:                    

Perkins Eastman is a global design firm with expertise that covers all aspects of the built environment. With studios in 22 locations worldwide, we design for people, to enhance the human experience and leave a lasting and positive impact on people’s lives and the world we inhabit.

We are an integrated firm which our professional roster consists of architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, construction specification writers, construction economists, environmental analysts, resiliency experts, traffic and transportation engineers, and several other professional disciplines.

The Opportunity:            

Perkins Eastman Chicago is searching for talented designers (Architectural Designer I) to join our growing practice. Individuals who are ready to engage, learn, and contribute to our vibrant and supportive office culture are strongly encouraged to apply. This individual should have a passion for high-quality design and possess strong analytical problem-solving skills within their collaborative process. This position will provide an opportunity to work on both domestic and international work in the following practice areas: Senior Living, Multi-family Residential, Higher Education or Commercial/Mixed Use & Luxury Hospitality projects of various size 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 teams thrive on the vision that makes each project unique.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in design exercises in Master Planning, Site Planning and Building Design utilizing, 3D Modeling, and Digital Presentation Packaging.
  • Ability to perform design computations as necessary that evolve our design capabilities.
  • Assist in the preparation of physical models and graphic presentations for client approval.
  • Assists the design team on projects from the Pre-Schematic Phase through Construction Documents.
  • Prepare program and schematic proposals, project layouts and develop designs in 3D using Revit, or other 3D modeling software for client review/approval.
  • Assist with preparation of construction drawings and construction detailing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Architecture from an Accredited School.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of relevant architecture experience.
  • Is able to encourage a collaborative work environment.
  • Strong communication, graphic, organization, technical and written skills
  • Demonstrated experience in and readiness to lead the design of projects.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Proficient with computer-assisted design software such as Revit AutoCAD, Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; 3D software such as Rhino and Sketchup.
  • Proficient with other data management software such as Bluebeam, Word and Excel.
  • Has Architectural license or is on path to licensure.
  • Has LEED accreditation or is willing to pursue it in the next 6 months.

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.

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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