Senior Project Architect

Richärd Kennedy Architects Richärd Kennedy Architects Employer:
Phoenix, AZ, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 9 '22Posted on:


Richärd Kennedy Architects believe that architecture impacts communities where we live and across the world. We take on difficult challenges because design matters, and we constantly 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 spatial 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:

1. 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.

2. Perseveres. We are obsessed to develop purposeful solutions that ensure extraordinary results regardless of the project's scale.

3. Delivers. Excellence demands persistence, fueled by curiosity, boosted by collaboration, and delivered through a process of continuous improvement.

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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize a building design from both a functional and aesthetic perspective in concert with a client’s requirements, budget and program.    
  • Development of a design through sketches, physical models, electronic models, diagrams, massing studies, and other visual formats in order to express the design intent and communicate to project team, client, and building user groups.    
  • Utilize BIM technologies in development of three dimensional models of buildings and their components.    
  • Presenting the building design to stakeholders (client groups and project teams) during early project phases.    
  • Develop space planning, block planning, and adjacency diagrams in coordination with building program.    
  • Interpret and apply building codes and requirements of regulatory agencies in development of the building design.    
  • Evaluate and select building systems and materials.    
  • Coordinate building systems (structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.) to ensure compatibility with the design intent.    
  • Implement sustainable design principles into the building design and surrounding environment.    
  • Analyze site incorporating geotechnical, hydrological, environmental, social and economic conditions.    
  • Develop building design in accordance with cost parameters.   
  • Participate in development of the program and other pre-design efforts.    
  • Ensure that design intent is maintained through documentation and construction.  
  • Present the building design to stakeholders (client groups and project teams).    
  • Participate in employee performance reviews and interviews of potential employees

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Seven or more years of experience
  • Professionally accredited degree in Architecture or equivalent in support of architectural license is required
  • Architectural license is required
  • LEED AP Accreditation
  • NCARB Goal
  • Architectural experience in educational facilities is strongly preferred
  • Ability to hand sketch and communicate concepts and ideas to clients effectively
  • Ability to apply accessibility codes, applicable building codes, and life-safety codes to the design of a wide variety of project scopes and complexity
  • General knowledge of building construction systems, constructability, materials, and industry associated standards
  • Experience with modeling/drafting software (Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD)
  • Demonstrated expertise in 3-D rendering capabilities
  • Strong experience with design software (Sketch-up, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) required
  • Ability to lead one or more teams through the development of design concept.
  • Ability to check work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage team to meet project budget and schedule
  • Ability to interpret sketches, drawings, codes, building program and other similar material
  • Ability to present abstract ideas to the client and client representatives
  • Ability to engage in creative and critical thought
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
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