Architectural Designer I/Architect I

Morris Adjmi Architects Morris Adjmi Architects Employer:
New Orleans, LA, USLocation:
Thu, May 5 '22Posted on:

An Architectural Designer I/Architect I (ADI/AI) at MA is fully competent in all conventional aspects of architecture and can skillfully and independently perform a variety of creative design and technical assignments for projects of moderate size and complexity. The ADI/AI participates in all phases of design, including concept design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration, and is responsible for the development of design and technical solutions for various aspects of a project.

Key Expectations

  • Uphold the MA Guiding Principals in all aspects of work, including internal and external interactions and communications
  • Have the ability and willingness to be flexible, working both independently and collaboratively with the project team, consultants, and contractors
  • Be capable of learning and adapting to new software as required
  • Be a motivated, self-starter open to opportunities to learn and ask for advice; self-evaluate one’s skills, efficiency and where improvement is needed
  • Effectively communicate with team members and organize workload; meet established deadlines 
  • Complete tasks with accuracy, precision, and attention to detail
  • Be a clear written and verbal communicator with strong presentation skills

Core Responsibilities

Project Design and Planning

  • Understand the MA “Project Road Map” as well as project schedule and pertinent deadlines
  • Participate in project design and development from concept through documentation
  • Assist team in the preparation of client design presentations (selecting conceptual images, generating 3D views, rendered elevations, material selections)
  • Develop an understanding of what should be included in a client presentation based on the meeting agenda
  • Prepare design presentation documents, renderings, and materials
  • Implement design direction based on leadership feedback

 Project Administration

  • Develop and maintain Project Directory
  • Maintain project file structure
  • Coordinate activities of consultants as appropriate

 Project Documentation

  • Support the production of Design Development and Construction Document sets
  • Consistently review work for accuracy; update documentation from redlines
  • Prepare drawings, schedules, and specifications with oversight; review as required
  • Update construction documentation from redlines
  • Develop new or identify existing details to be utilized for project

 Quality Control

  • Comply with MA Presentation Standards and Project Checklists 
  • Self-check own work
  • Research and reference building code and accessibility requirements 
  • Have a familiarity with BIM execution plan
  • Archive project emails and maintains standard server file organization

Construction Administration

  • Attend site meetings as observer as directed
  • Prepare surveys of existing conditions
  • Assist with Field Reports and Punch Lists
  • Maintain proper RFI Logs and Submittal Logs
  • Assist with review of RFIs and Submittals


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