Senior Architect

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

A Senior Architect works closely with the PM to execute project plans, provide oversight of the teams’ design and technical delivery, mentors less experienced design staff and can be relied upon to present directly to the client on technical and design solutions. Senior Architects may also have special expertise, roles, and/or titles such as QA/QC, accessibility specialist, etc. A Senior Architect may serve as Project Architect on the most complex projects of the largest magnitude.

Key Expectations

  • Uphold the MA Guiding Principals in all aspects of their work, including internal and external interactions and communications
  • Effectively lead project team, ensuring collaboration between internal disciplines (PM, Interiors, Art), consultants, and contractors
  • Be comfortable communicating design solutions for both internal design review meetings and external client presentations
  • Self-evaluate one’s skills, efficiency and where improvement is needed
  • Model positive leadership, communication, and organizational skills; mentor and facilitate growth of less experienced colleagues

Core Responsibilities

Project Design and Planning

  • Understand the MA Project Road Map, project Deliverables by Phase, and Responsibility Matrix (when applicable) as well as project contract, scope, and budget
  • Acknowledge, understand, and follow the project plan and schedule (including phase deadlines, filing milestones, meeting deliverables, and staff roles and responsibilities)
  • Collaborate on overall design concepts and carry forward the established design direction
  • Prepare detailed mock-up (or cartoon) set and assign staff accordingly

Project Administration

  • Team Meetings
    • Establish recurring staff, client, and consultant meetings
    • Assist with distributing agendas, meeting minutes, and tracking action items
  • Internal Management
    • Mentor, motivate and provide guidance to less experienced colleagues
    • Provide regular project updates to Directors
  • Consultant Management
    • Lead consultant coordination amongst all disciplines
    • Foster cross discipline communication
  • Client Management
    • Be a secondary point of contact, manage expectations and ensure satisfaction
  • Contractor Management
    • Be the primary point of contact for RFIs, submittals, and correspondence
    • Notify Project Manager about all signed/seal documents before distribution
    • Know the contractor’s contract responsibilities

Project Documentation

  • Manage the project documentation for all phases including models and renderings
  • Monitor the documentation for compliance with building code and accessibility requirements
  • Research and select appropriate materials and products
  • Develop project specific construction details
  • Communicate with the MA project team and consultants to ensure technically accurate and well‑coordinated documents consistent with the design intent
  • Work with specifications writer to prepare comprehensive specifications
  • Create and maintain Drawing List
  • Create Cartoon Set
  • Review consultant sets and coordinate prior to the release of drawings for each phase
  • Supervise team members

Quality Control

  • Comply with MA Presentation Standards and MA Checklists
  • Schedule QA/QC reviews as per the MA Project Road Map
  • Archive project emails and maintain standard server file organization
  • Ensure consultant sets are reviewed and coordinated prior to the release of drawings for each phase
  • Ensure archiving and BIM audits occur at regular intervals
  • Have a strong understanding of local building codes and accessibility requirements
  • Notify Project Manager about all signed/seal documents before distribution

Construction Administration

  • Participate in onsite OAC meetings
  • Review submittals for compliance with design intent and maintain log
  • Assist with RFI's and maintain log
  • Conduct site observations and prepare field reports
  • Prepare punch lists
  • Point of Contact for General Contractor

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