Project Architect

Sanders Pace Architecture Sanders Pace Architecture Employer:
Knoxville, TN, USLocation:
Thu, Aug 25 '22Posted on:

Sanders Pace Architecture is seeking a Project Architect to join our team in Knoxville, TN.

Sanders Pace Architecture is an 11-person architecture practice working on a range of project types in East Tennessee. Led by John Sanders, FAIA, and Brandon Pace, FAIA, the practice initially focused on unique adaptive reuse and renovation projects in the central core of Knoxville. Sanders Pace Architecture has grown to include small-scale custom residential work, innovative institutional buildings, and large-scale public-sector projects that integrate research into a collaborative design process which leads to unique and inventive solutions.  With over 100 planning, preservation, and design awards received among other accolades, Sanders Pace Architecture has established itself as one of the most thoughtful and imaginative firms practicing in the Southeast, most recently receiving a 2021 AIA Architecture Award for the Loghaven Artist Residency. Learn more about us at

We are looking for an experienced and talented Project Architect who is comfortable working in a fast-paced studio environment who enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team.  Applicants must possess the curiosity and critical thinking skills needed to explore unique design solutions at all scales. Candidates should have a strong design portfolio, the ability to lead the production of design and construction documents, coordinate the work of consultant teams, and demonstrate strong communication skills.  Sanders Pace Architecture focuses on unique, challenging, and custom design solutions ranging from small installations to public infrastructure.


Develops solutions and creates project designs and plans. Initiates and creates project designs and plans of all phases of one or more projects and has responsibility for leading the development of presentation and design drawings. Coordinates all trades and agencies related to building design while monitoring drawings. Serves as primary client point of contact and actively manages project budgets, schedules, and project team assignments.


  • Initiate and lead the development of project designs.
  • Coordinate and manage design efforts with the internal team and project consultants.
  • Monitor and contribute to the development of project deliverables.
  • Manage project budgets, schedules, and project team assignments.


  • Bachelors and/or Masters in Architecture from an accredited university.
  • 5+ years of professional work experience. Experience should include all phases of design.
  • Active professional licensure preferred.
  • Well organized, with strong verbal communication skills, including experience communicating with clients and consultant teams.
  • Exceptional design portfolio, with demonstrated ability to ensure delivery of design intent.
  • Detail-oriented with a working understanding of materials, technical detailing, and building systems.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Proficiency is required in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and 3D modeling software. Proficiency in Rhino and V-Ray is preferred.


  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Health and vision insurance.
  • Matching 401K IRA contributions.
  • Profit sharing after vesting.
  • Professional development stipend.
  • Opportunities for growth.

Sanders Pace Architecture is an equal opportunity employer.

Correspondence via email only: Please submit a resume and digital portfolio (PDF Format < 10MB) to No calls, please. 


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