We are seeking a Project Architect to join our Charleston office. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in core and shell design, be proficient in Revit, be detail and deadline-oriented, and have experience managing challenging, fast-paced projects. The Project Architect is responsible for project phases from conceptual design through construction administration.
Take responsibility for finished plans, specifications, and approval of materials and construction
Produce work involving a variety of complex features
Review shop drawings, submittals, and respond to RFIs
Apply sound knowledge of architectural principles and practices in a broad array of assignments and related fields
Assist with budget management
Prepare design presentation materials
Work directly with client and/or user group to develop schematic design concepts and programming studies
Provide professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of large, complex projects
Write and edit specifications as assigned
Conduct code research and analysis and review with various agencies for approval
Collaborate with engineers, consultants, contractors and/or clients
Assume project manager role on assigned projects
Prepare project proposals, design team budget, schedule, and workforce projections
Supervise and provide guidance regarding overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters
Ensure that the project meets environmental, safety, structural, zoning, and aesthetic standards
Build, manage and nurture client relationships
Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent
Registered as a licensed architect
7-9 years of experience
Excellent grasp of building technology fundamentals
Experience leading project teams
Thorough knowledge of relevant codes, operations, processes, and trends
Business development and client relations experience in a leadership capacity
Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software
Proficiency in Revit
Clear verbal and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Exceptional organizational and follow-through skills
Ability to provide clear direction and instill motivation to a team
Demonstrated cultural awareness and sensitivity
Experience with Newforma Project Center and/or Newforma Project Analyzer
Experience with Microsoft Project
Experience with Bluebeam PDF Revu
Experience with Autodesk Revit software
Relevant certifications indicating additional expertise for construction administration, interior design, LEED/Green Globes/sustainability, etc.
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About McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
McMillan Pazdan Smith is a regional, studio-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm whose mission is to help clients create environments that embody their personalities, enrich their lives, and enhance the quality of their community.
At McMillan Pazdan Smith, Good Design is integral to all of our services — creating functional, beautiful, cost-effective, and well-designed buildings that are long lasting and contribute to the success of our clients and the quality of life for our community. Good design is client focused, service oriented, value driven, and award winning.
Through our collaborative culture, creativity, and innovative design solutions, McMillan Pazdan Smith enjoys a premier clientele and diverse portfolio of complex, sophisticated projects that have received local, regional, and national recognition.
Practicing since 1955, McMillan Pazdan Smith currently has offices throughout the Southeast in Charleston, Greenville, and Spartanburg, SC; Asheville and Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA.