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CAREERS

Title: Architect

Job Description:  Responsible for all aspects of architectural design and coordination of projects under the supervision of a Senior Architect, including Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Architect will work closely with the entire project team to ensure timely project completion, within budget, and in accordance LACHIN Architects quality and client service standards.  Additional job responsibilities may be assigned including, marketing, business development, bidding and negotiation, and proposal and presentation writing.

Job Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or above in Architecture and maintain current licensure (if licensed) or working towards becoming licensed.

  • Minimum 3-5 years working in an architect’s office, or in a related field, as an architect, intern architect, or draftsperson.

  • Experience with all phases and aspects of commercial architectural projects, to include planning, proposal development, programming, design, drafting, detailing, specification writing, coordination with engineers and consultants, client relations, contract administration, bidding and negotiation, and close-out.

  • Able to use Windows, Microsoft Office, Revit, AutoCad, ProCore, and Submittal Exchange. Knowledge of Enscape, Adobe Suite, Scanning Software, and Navisworks is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

General:

  • Carry out duties in a manner that is professional, courteous, cheerful, and in the spirit of teamwork.

  • Continuously strive for excellence in work quality.

  • Maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

  • Take initiative to suggest and/or implement improvements that will enhance productivity, efficiency, quality, responsiveness, profitability, client relations, firm reputation, or staff morale.

  • Keep staff and management informed of problems or opportunities that can impact the operation of the business, and/or affect their clients, projects, or jobs.

Architecture:

  • Develop project program in close collaboration with client, colleagues, and other stakeholders.

  • Create and develop overall design concepts; formulate design presentation strategies and make presentations.

  • Manage design process for entire project; coordinate efforts of other designers, consultants and engineers to produce accurate and complete construction documents.

  • Monitor project and schedule to ensure that the project is delivered on time and within budget.

  • Participate in QA/QC efforts to improve work product and proactively identify potential errors or omissions in project documents. Actively seek feedback and review by colleagues.

  • Manage client, consultant, and contractor interaction to ensure constructive relationships.

  • Keep projects moving forward by addressing issues and making decisions in a timely manner.

  • Review contractors’ invoices to ensure compliance with contract.

  • Review engineers’ and consultants’ invoices to ensure compliance with contract.

  • Seek out opportunities to stay abreast of new designs, best practices, and materials in order to bring worthwhile innovations to projects.

Marketing and Business Development:

  • Take responsibility for seeking business opportunities, beneficial relationships, and networking, and work with management to pursue projects that fit the firm’s strengths and goals.

  • Participate in developing proposals and presentations.

  • Take and share photographs of firm activities and construction site visits for use in social media, website updates, or other business development efforts.

  • Maintain an updated LinkedIn profile, and post/share professional and firm accomplishments as appropriate.

  • Assist in managing all social media: Website Updates, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

Operations:

  • Architects may be expected to support the office in non-architectural activities such as IT, continuing education, information management, social functions, social media, etc.

  • Ensure that office standards for information management and file storage are adhered to in order to ensure secure storage and speedy and efficient retrieval of necessary documentation.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

LACHIN Architects, apc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.