Richärd Kennedy Architects Richärd Kennedy Architects Employer:
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Fri, Apr 29 '22Posted on:


Client problems demand extraordinary architectural solutions. Applying the science and art of design, Richärd Kennedy Architects provides enduring solutions to our clients’ most difficult.

We’re looking for people with key characteristics. Are you:/

  • Passionate: Do you love to go above and beyond and see continuous improvement as the cornerstone of your work?
  • Responsible: Do you believe every project uses time and resources that leave a lasting impression on this earth?
  • Innovative: Are you motivated to experiment and discover and see architecture as a mixture of the art and science and design?

If so, join our team.

What makes working at Richärd Kennedy Architects so special?

We believe that architecture impacts communities where we live and across the world. We take on difficult challenges because design matters, and we consistently push boundaries for personal satisfaction and client joy.

Our designs are notable because they reflect client aspirations and embody timeless principles that unite occupants, visitors and communities. Richärd Kennedy Architects designs enduring buildings that clients love and special experiences where people thrive.

What will working with us look like?

While every position is different, every team member prides themselves on taking action. Every day, each of us:

  • Explores: We research ideas, investigate meaningful options, and value divergent viewpoints that challenge conventional thinking. The tiniest detail must fit into the project’s big idea.
  • Perseveres: We are obsessed to develop purposeful solutions that ensure extraordinary results regardless of the project’s scale.
  • Delivers: Excellence demands persistence, fueled by curiosity, boosted by collaboration, and delivered through a process of continuous improvement.

What We Believe About Design

Design matters.

Clarity of concept is the fundamental goal of design; form, light, and materials are its tools. The design concept is the programmatic specific resolution, site, and use that reflects our client’s singular identity in powerful and meaningful ways.

9 Fundamental Truths that Drive Design at Richärd Kennedy Architects

  • Craft: Everything we do genuinely reflects our talents, skills, and knowledge as architects.
  • Dedication: We constantly seek the best ideas, concepts, materials, and resources.
  • Curiosity: Searching the unknown inspires us to uncover the best design solutions.
  • Deliberate: We solve complex problems through rigorous analysis and processes that lead to discovery.
  • Innovation: We continuously challenge that art and science of architecture to improve design.
  • Expression: Our designs fundamentally reflect client aspirations and become a point of public pride.
  • Stewardship: Our work makes the world a better place to live through meaningful design.
  • Collaboration: Design is a collaborative process and each team member’s contribution is valuable.
  • Humane: Design affects positive change in the world to a larger ideal, community, and aspiration.

Sound interesting? Here’s more about the position we’re looking for:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the team in a collaborative atmosphere to ensure the overall design meets the requirements of the client
  • Assist in the development of architectural designs into accurate models and drawings
  • Learn proper architectural protocols and gain an understanding of building systems, codes, and construction methods
  • Strategize and develop models and related design documentation and coordination
  • Assist in the development of sketches and 3D renderings using various software applications
  • Pick up redlines
  • Develop an ability to make design and documentation decisions using discretion and good judgement
  • Assist with project administration through all phases of projects
  • Begin architectural registration process

Skills and Qualifications

  • 0-3 years’ experience in A/E/C industry
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree from accredited Architecture program
  • Experience using Revit, AutoCAD, and Abode Creative Suite (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work efficiently in a collaborative environment with the ability to adapt to different roles and responsibilities in an effort to meet deadlines
  • Ability to conceptualize and design practical solutions to project issues
  • Ability to engage in creative and critical thought

Core Competencies

  • Eager to learn and grow
  • Team player and people person
  • Dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and personal/professional growth
  • Self-starter with an ambitious attitude, highly motivated, hardworking, responsive to project needs
  • Organized, detail-oriented and thorough, with strong communication and time management skills 
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