Architectural Designer II/Architect II

Morris Adjmi Architects Morris Adjmi Architects Employer:
New Orleans, LA, USLocation:
Fri, May 6 '22Posted on:

An Architectural Designer II/Architect II (ADII/AII) is responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned project, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions that best meets the client's needs. The ADII/AII provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of large complex projects; independently applies advanced architectural concepts and designs; and carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. Exposure to all phases of the design process is required. The ADII/AII may also provide technical guidance to less experienced architects/architectural staff.

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 in the preparation of client design presentations (selecting conceptual images, generating 3D views, rendered elevations, material, selections). Able to put together client presentation template based on the meeting agenda
  • Prepare design presentation documents, renderings, and materials as directed
  • Understand project scope and required deliverables
  • Implement design direction based on leadership feedback

Project Administration

  • Team Meetings
    1. Help to identify agenda items for meetings
    2. Distribute meeting invites
    3. Draft meeting minutes for PA/PM review
  • Internal Management
    1. Provides guidance to less experienced colleagues as needed
    2. Manage BIM coordination for consultants
  • Consultant Management
    1. Coordinate activities with all consultants as appropriate
    2. Manage BIM coordination for consultants
  • Contractor Management
    1. Be the secondary point of contact for RFIs, submittals, and correspondence

Project Documentation

  • Support the production of Design Development and Construction Document sets
  • Attend client meetings with PM/PA and other team members where appropriate and prepare meeting minutes
  • Organize and track project correspondence and communications
  • Prepare drawings, schedules, and specifications as directed
  • Incorporate changes and updates to the project documentation
  • Develop new or identify existing details to be utilized for project
  • Assist in development of project specific construction details
  • Review consultant sets and coordinate prior to the release of drawings for each phase

Quality Control

  • Comply with MA Presentation Standards and Project Checklists
  • Have a working knowledge of building code and accessibility requirements
  • Implement BIM execution and coordination as directed
  • Archive project emails and maintain standard server file organization
  • Self-check own work

Construction Administration

  • Assist project team with CA as directed
  • Aid with review of shop drawings and approvals
  • Attend site meetings as directed
  • Attend regular or weekly progress review with SD/PM
  • Assist with Field Reports and Punch Lists
  • Review RFIs and Submittals as directed
  • Maintain proper RFI Logs and Submittal Logs
  • Prepare record documents at conclusion of services

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