Spearhead the feasibility study process, supervising the creation of the existing conditions assessment and report, development of a schematic space analysis and conceptual floor plan, and serving as the primary author for narratives explaining the building program, design concepts, and systems.
Serve as the primary point of contact with the client and their representatives throughout the life of the project. Attend meetings; preparing and making presentations, sometimes in a public setting.
Serve as the project lead in matters of broad and finite project program development. Arrange and attend meetings with the client and their project stakeholders to develop a complete program for the building and its features. Convey information developed to the Project Architect / Job Captain and others as appropriate. Participate in securing government agency approval of developed program and design concept. Monitor the project through subsequent design phases for adherence to program.
Monitor and participate in obtaining governmental approvals, attending meetings and supervising the project team in securing approvals such as site and conservation permitting, building and energy code permitting, utility company approvals, etc.
Work with the Job Captain and Project Principal to provide direction to production team in matters of budget, scope, value engineering, monetary impacts of changes during construction, and similar issues.
Attend regularly scheduled site meetings during construction to monitor progress, review progress payment requests, etc. Work with the Project Architect / Job Captain to review requested changes to the contract sum and claims.
With the Project Principal, develop, negotiate, and administer contracts with project consultants.
Monitor project financials and review office and consultant invoices.
Participate with Business Development staff in potential project client meetings and interviews, and in creation and review of marketing materials.
The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected to perform.
A Bachelor’s and/or Master's Degree from an accredited program of Architecture, or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
Architectural Licensure in MA
8-10 years of experience in architecture, including 8 years of Project Management experience on multiple projects. Experience on Public Safety and Educational sectors preferred
Excellent communications skills and a proactive, collaborative personality. The ability to speak comfortably and present to clients is imperative.
Excellent writing skills; ability to produce narrative language for existing conditions assessments, feasibility studies, and similar documents
Excellent organizational skills
Familiarity with Massachusetts Public Bidding laws (Massachusetts MCPPO certification preferred)
LEED Certification preferred
About Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc.
Dore & Whittier Architects Inc. has offices in Burlington, VT and Newburyport, MA and specializes in projects in the educational, public safety, and private commercial markets. For over 25 years our firm has been a leader in educational facility design with a strong focus on public K-12 schools. Our firm has over 50 talented, collaborative team members who foster close collaboration on projects at all levels. We pride ourselves in our commitment to designing facilities that inspire its users with functional, sustainable and cost-effective design.