Wightman is looking to add to its growing architectural practice in Southwestern Michigan. Ideal candidates should desire responsibility for project production as a part of multidisciplinary teams developing municipal, commercial, educational and residential projects. The role will require the candidate to work closely with other Wightman professionals to create safe, sustainable, and enriching spaces. Wightman offers outstanding opportunities for professional development, overtime, and a very strong profit sharing incentive program.
Prepare information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction schedules.
Consult with client to determine functional and spatial requirements
Coordinate activities of coworkers in preparing drawings and specification documents
Organize layout of project
Produce contract documents for permitting, bidding and building contractors
Coordinate engineering elements into unified design
Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans including administration of construction contracts.
Represent interest of client in obtaining bids and awarding construction contracts
Prepare operating and maintenance manuals, studies, and reports
Required Skills & Behaviors
Highly skilled in AutoCAD & Revit
Strong project coordination, communication & organization skills
Strong graphic presentation skills
Proficient in Adobe Suites & Microsoft office
Proficient in Sketchup
Reports to Project Architects and Project Managers on projects assigned through the Architecture Studio Manager
5+ years of experience in architectural production and drafting
3 – 5 years of architectural project coordination experience
Associates Degree in Architectural Technology/Design or equivalent is a minimum educational requirement
Bachelor of Architecture Professional Degree or Masters
Licensed Architect or on track for licensure in the State of Michigan
Experience in sustainable design/LEED
10-25% local travel
About Wightman & Associates
Wightman & Associates, Inc. has delivered first-class Architecture, Engineering, Urban Design, Interior Design and Survey solutions to a diverse collection of clients since 1946. We approach each project with one eye on creativity and the other on common sense. This process leads us to find original and effective solutions with our client’s bottom line as the litmus test for success. We are a collaborative group that uses this method for every project we engage, regardless of size or scope.