The Project Architect provides day-to-day project leadership with a significant scope of responsibility and independence of action related to architectural and/or interior architectural design, general project problem solving, and team coordination. The Project Architect coordinates with other disciplines within, and outside of the firm. The Project Architect works on all phases of projects, such as: client relationships, design, specifications, project team coordination, construction documents, code analysis and consultant interaction.
Gathers and prepares information regarding cost and time estimates, material requirements, and completion times.
Identifies and monitors staffing requirements to meet established deadlines and budgets.
Coordinates the efforts of staff and applicable consultants to design and draw in increasing detail.
Reviews, organizes, and assembles all necessary documentation and drawings throughout the project and ensures an organized production flow.
Provides ongoing quality reviews throughout the project and coordinates milestone quality reviews with team.
Performs construction administration including conformance to contract documents; evaluates and monitors change requests.
Manages clarity of scope, concepts, relationships, drawings, specs, accuracy of dimensions, clearances, tolerances, and overall coordination of drawings.
Monitor project scope to assure compliance with client directions, design intent, schedule and budget.
Communicates and documents all architectural information involved with the project: project team, client, staff, consultants, regulatory agencies, contractors, etc.
Represents the firm and participates in marketing activities to secure projects, including proposals and client presentations. Coordinates appropriate media to illustrate design concepts for client presentations.
Maintains a positive, professional rapport with the client to assure a continued relationship for the company; provides client education, as required, throughout the project.
Coordinates integrative design discussions/charettes with consultants and internal project team.
Helps to control profit/loss on the project; monitors need and negotiates for additional fees as appropriate.
Registered Architect with a minimum of 15 years’ experience.
Proficiency in REVIT.
Skills & Abilities:
Ability to lead multiple projects, from concept to construction, and small project teams in a multi-discipline office is also required.
Ability to enter a project at any design phase. Leverage skill set to take other’s design and move forward.
Ability to cost out projects/fee structures.
Ability to work on small projects efficiently and cost them accordingly.
Strong knowledge of building/facility codes and overall impact to design.
About VIP Architectural Associates, PLLC
For over 40 years, VIP Architectural Associates, PLLC (VIPAA) has successfully designed over 30 million SF of space within our local communities and around the country. Comprised of a diverse and dynamic team of collaborative professionals, our team of LEED accredited architects and designers are continually expanding their knowledge of the entire building process; working hard to deliver innovative, meaningful and constructible design to meet the aesthetic needs of our clients.
Our architects fully embrace the challenges and complexities of a given project – throughout all phases – beginning with the development of programming and preliminary design, construction details and documentation, through construction management and administration.