Project Architect- Lifestyle, Mixed-Use, Commercial Office Buildings- Senior

Your Role

As a Gensler Project Architect, your job is to combine creativity and technical knowledge with business skills and understanding to produce functionally beautiful spaces for clients. It’s your job to lead a team of architects and designers to deliver unparalleled architectural projects.  With you as part of the design team, architecture has never been so engaging.  You will leverage your technical acumen in Revit to drive client projects from concept through build in a collaborative team while mentoring your team members.

What You Will Do

  • Manage multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with consultants (structural, MEP, lighting, AV, acoustical, accessibility, building envelope, life safety, etc.)

  • Manage communication between project team, client, vendors, contractors, and consultants

  • Resolve complex technical and design issues with team to produce innovative technical/constructible solutions

  • Direct production of drawings, specifications and construction administration tasks

  • Responsible for oversight and delivery of documents with design intent and top-notch technical quality

  • Resolves complex technical/design issues and detailing and provides guidance and mentorship to team

  • Maintain and oversee the project manual and specifications

  • Conduct on-site observations and document site reviews

  • Process submittals/substitution requests during construction and address RFI

  • Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project

  • Actively participate and contribute to the financial performance of project

  • Review and contribute to proposals and contracts with Project Manager

  • Ensure projects conform to contract

  • Actively leading teams for successful delivery of projects

  • Managing client expectations, team communication and oversight of consultant coordination

  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programs

  • Establish and maintain ongoing, productive client relationships

Your Qualifications

  • Registered Architect required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited school required

  • 15 – 20+ years of related experience, including demonstrated success as a senior project architect on range of projects types including mixed use

  • Revit experience required

  • Full knowledge of architectural principles/practices

  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures

  • Ability to understand how buildings are constructed and to create technical documents that succinctly describe the work to be done

  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle and design process through post-occupancy

  • Flexibility to focus on concurrent projects in various stages of development

  • A quick learner with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

  • Excellent written + verbal communication and management skills to include leadership, organization and client relationship management skills

  • Collaborative and team-conscious

  • Ability to handle difficult situations with tact, grace and style

  • Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships through successful project delivery

Applications must include work samples for full consideration.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities.  

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes.   We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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