The primary role of the Project Architect is to interpret and translate the needs and desires of a client into a building. The Project Architect is responsible for developing and documenting the design of a project. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Diverse knowledge of architecture principles and practices, uses advanced techniques, and has responsibility for finished plans, specifications, and material approval
Applies sound and diverse knowledge of architecture principles and practices in broad array of assignments and related fields
Solves problems when encountered, receives guidance on unusual or complex projects and supervisory approval on proposed project plans
Utilize BIM technologies in development of three dimensional models of buildings and their components.
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.
Requirements and Skills:
Five or more years experience
Professionally accredited degree in Architecture or equivalent in support of architectural license is required
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
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 engage in creative and critical thought
Additional Salary Information: richard+bauer offers a competitive compensation package including available benefits such as healthcare, dental, paid-time off and 401(k) once minimum hours of service are met.
Internal Number: PA
About richärd+bauer architecture
richärd+bauer is an award-winning architectural and interiors practice focusing on the design of high-performance, technically-sophisticated, institutional facilities and innovative sustainable public buildings. Founded in 1996, the firm is led by three actively engaged partners James E. Richärd, AIA, Kelly K. Bauer, NCIDQ, FIIDA, and Stephen J. Kennedy, AIA, NCARB. The firm has garnered over 135 local, regional, national, and international design awards over its 21-year history.