Project Architect

Position Overview:

Project responsibility for planning, development and execution of technical documentation which may include interpreting, organizing and coordinating project team assignments.

Essential Job Functions:

DESIGN

  • Works in tandem with designers to coordinate design development and construction documents.
  • Advanced understanding of planning, programming and design principles and methods.
  • Understands and responds to the technical implications of design decisions.
  • Facilitates firm and project goals of excellence in design, execution, and sustainability.

TECHNICAL

  • Directs production of schematic, design development and construction documents in collaboration with Project Manager.        
  • Coordinates project documentation execution, construction plans and details, insuring quality control and completion.
  • Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems.
  • Understands and coordinates engineering systems relevant to projects.
  • Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD’s for conformance with design.
  • Conducts and documents field observations to monitor progress of construction
  • Performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI’s, RFP’s, change orders, etc.)
  • Prepares reports and specifications; reviews completed reports, plans, cost estimates and calculations.
  • Executes applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.)
  • Ensures tasks are completed according to the PRDG standards and Project Delivery Manual

MANAGEMENT

  • May establish architectural budget, task schedule and other components of the project work plan with project manager.
  • Directs or coordinates production of construction documents, drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule and cost.
  • Implements meeting objectives, facilitates meetings and provides documentation in collaboration with Project Manager.
  • May participate in marketing, client and owner presentations.
  • Directs, organizes and mentors junior staff with responsibility oversight of their assignments.

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