The Project Designer will be responsible for leadership in architectural design, documentation and construction administration; creating feasibility and concept studies; develops 2D and 3D images; ensures all of the firm’s projects and designs are feasible, meets the clients’ needs and budget, while reflecting Crawford Architects' standards, mission and goals.
Essential Job Functions: The Project Designer will assist the principal architects and project managers with the following:
Analyze and develop approaches to the creation of architectural design, design development and documentation
Develop, modify and | or review drawings according to established standards
Review of developer’s architectural documents for contractual compliance with design standards
Ensures documentation for all phases conforms to QA | QC and Best Practice Standards applying proper QA | QC methods throughout project
Understand and translate design intent, product and code research, into technical documents
Completion of feasibility and concept studies
Feasibility Studies, Concept Design, Programming and Master Planning
Provides construction administration services - overseeing the project completion
Development of As-Built drawing sets to deliver to client
Digital rendering and 3D modeling presentations/design drawings
If sufficiently experienced, will take the leadership roles of project manager and/or job captain
Client, consultant and contractor project information coordination
Maintain relationships with clients, sub-contractors and construction team, answer questions and provide solutions
Creating client presentations and interviews
Mentoring and directing work of graduate architects in developing solutions to technical and design detail problems following established standards
Education: An accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Master of Architecture (MArch) is preferred.
Experience:Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the practice of architecture and | or architectural design | documentation working toward licensure
Necessary Skills:The candidate should have strong skills in creative and technical thinking, verbal, written & graphic communication plus the following additional requirements:
Strong knowledge of design principles and the ability to interpret design concepts and layouts, including commonly used standards, practices and procedures within the profession
Strong knowledge of sustainability including USGBD | LEED, LEED accreditation preferred
Knowledge of building regulations, life safety codes, design techniques, tools and design principles involved in the production of precision technical plans
Strong creative and technical thinking skills
Strong presentation & graphic communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively, graphically, verbally and in writing.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suites
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong administrative and project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and work within budgetary guidelines providing high quality service to clients.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to build relationships and work successfully with many different constituents and personnel
About our Firm:
Crawford Architects is a successful and award-winning international planning, architecture and interiors design firm. We specialize in large public assembly projects for professional and collegiate sports teams (stadia & arenas), convention centers, training facilities (human performance), sports medicine | orthopedics and mixed-use developments including hotel, residential, retail & entertainment, commercial office, health care and higher education facilities. Crawford Architects is also a world leader in public | private | partnerships (P3) delivery with active projects world-wide. We love what we do and are energized by the work we do for our clients. We want you to join our team where you will be a contributor on Day One.