Senior Project Architect
Posted on 8/25/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

We design solutions that help people continuously flourish.
Company Overview
As an integrated design firm, we do a lot of things. But at our core, we help people continuously flourish. We leverage the heart, passion and intelligence of our more than 1,000 creative thinkers to develop solutions for some of the greatest challenges facing our clients and society. Whether designing for equity in education, accessible healthcare, inclusive communities, new scientific discoveries or the “next big idea” in business, we partner with organizations to help them improve human life. We do this through a design approach we created called Living-Centered Design. Our approach realizes that to create a world where people continuously flourish, we must address the complex interdependencies that exist between people, businesses, communities, society and the environment.
Houston, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture from an accredited program required
  • Minimum 15 years of related professional experience. Experience includes 5 years in increasingly responsible roles in construction documentation on institutional and/or commercial projects and at least 3 years in a responsible role in construction administration on large institutional or commercial projects
  • Demonstrated focus on quality
  • Current Architectural Registration in the United States required
  • LEED accreditation preferred
  • Knowledge of building codes and requirements
  • Must have the ability to be client facing with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong business acumen, technical knowledge, coordination skills and the ability to build a rapport with the project team and client is essential
  • Familiarity with Revit, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office, and construction management software
  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us - and focused on the future of design. We advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups and other community advocacy initiatives
  • We're about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we're ready for you
  • Manage critical path process to lead project team through all technical and production aspects from initial stages of pre-design through project completion
  • Lead the regular and ongoing engagement with the Office or Project Quality Leader for general and targeted project support
  • Lead the integration and development of all technical aspects and content of the work and translate them into our instruments of service
  • Work with the Project Manager to establish and maintain realistic work and labor plans and deliverable schedules that contribute to the bottom-line financial success and satisfy contractual obligations
  • Engage in and contributes to the Project Risk Assessment process including updates. Proactively identifies, communicates, mitigates, and resolves project-related issues
  • Guide and assist Project Architects in the development of Project Quality Plans and updates to effectively manage project Quality including phase milestone reviews and project pinups/technical charettes
  • Review the development of and lead the execution of the documentation strategy for each phase drawing document deliverable through the Cartooning process
  • Work in collaboration with Project Design Lead to manage/align design aspirations with client goals, project budget, schedule and team
  • Lead the translation of the project design intent through the technical documentation and construction phases to project completion
  • Lead the integration of the project's building performance and sustainable design goals into a holistic design solution
  • Continuously monitor project documentation and compliance with contractual obligations
  • Guide and assist Project Architects in the Life Safety, Building and Energy Code analysis and compliance process for the project
  • Lead coordination of all disciplines with the architectural design intent
  • Collaborate with the Model Manager to monitor quality of the model processes, content, and deliverables
  • Lead the alignment of the contract documentation by working closely with the Project Specification Writer, verifying Project Manual content and its coordination with the drawings
  • Lead all aspects of the Construction Administration phase responsibilities including the timely response to RFIs and submittals
  • Monitor, train and direct the work of all project team members, focusing on technical quality and process standards
  • Meets established utilization target
  • Perform other duties as assigned