Sample Architect Job Description

Job Description

At [CompanyX], our integrated approach to design incorporates the diverse voices and visions of our staff into every project. We’re searching for a highly experienced architect to join us in developing real, workable solutions with a foundation of innovation. The right person for the job will have strong technical knowledge in conceptual design, building planning and detailing, construction documentation, and construction administration. We seek someone with the soul and passion of an artist, supported with strong technical skills. You must bring site, structure, science, and technology knowledge to every project, while incorporating our client’s objectives with respect to context, culture, and overall sustainability.

Objectives of this Role

  • Design, document, and execute multiple simultaneous high-quality projects by collaborating with all internal and external teams
  • Maintain close working relationships with a team of related professionals, including engineers, construction managers, surveyors, and government representatives
  • Cultivate expert knowledge of building products, construction details, regulations, and quality standards, budgets, and timelines
  • Adhere to legal and industry standards in design and building codes, following and setting industry trends and architectural advancements
  • Lead the creation of a conceptual framework for projects, Incorporating company standards, goals, and brand ideals

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Create designs and extremely detailed drawings by hand or with computer-aided design (CAD) applications
  • Manage project development from pre-design through completion, meeting with clients and consultants, providing insight and assistance, and reviewing and approving consultant contract requests for payment, amendments, extensions of schedule, and contract closeout
  • Lead the coordination of all disciplines to produce a comprehensive and coordinated construction document set that meets the requirements of local building code, ADA, zoning, and any other applicable law
  • Liaise with construction professionals regarding project feasibility, managing issues with environmental impact, town planning legislations, and budget negotiation and preparation
  • Attend regular meetings with clients, contractors, and specialists, and make regular site visits to check on progress

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, design, or related field
  • 6+ years working experience in architectural design
  • Knowledge and experience working with local building code, ADA, zoning, and other applicable laws
  • Understanding of project budgeting and scheduling with a focus on soft costs and the ability to communicate and work closely with consultants to ensure that project milestones are being met and deliverables are on time and complete
  • Registration with the Architects Registration Board and RIBA membership
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, CAD applications, and VectorWorks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in architecture or related field
  • Green building experience
  • Willingness to travel