We are currently seeking a highly motivated and team-oriented Senior Architect to work in our Global Solutions teams in our Chicago studio. The Project Architect/Technical Designer must demonstrate leadership qualities and a collaborative approach to the successful production of design and/or construction documents. Candidates should demonstrate experience in all aspects of the design process including Programming, Master Planning, Conceptual, Schematic and Design Development presentations, 3D modeling, and the technical proficiency to successfully implement designs through the CD/CA phases. Responsibilities would include participation in design phase activities and coordinating with clients, consultants, and contractors throughout the project.
Responsibilities, not limited to:
Assist project team with design and technical questions during the
Share knowledge with the entire studio and be a resource to the entire NELSON
Be a mentor to staff, including
Direct a team of Teammates.
Assist with proposal and contract
Contribute to the work plan for each project.
Prepare and oversee the preparation of Concept, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents using software skills listed
Conduct field surveys as
Generate overall project design
Develop and/or oversee the development of design concepts into complete design development set and further advance into complete construction
Oversee material research and compilation of project data and incorporation throughout the
Communicate with project team members and resolve drawing discrepancies
Coordinate and incorporate work of internal and external project
Oversee the preparation of Addenda and Bulletin
Review, respond to and track RFI’s.
Attend construction meetings, make periodic site observation visits as required by
Prepare and update punch lists as
Adhere to NELSON standards in the preparation of
Review and correct your own work and work of the project team including both internal and external consultants following established QA
Review and understand applicable building codes and other standards (including Accessibility Standards).
Prepare zoning and building code analysis and
Assist with the timely submittal of drawings to the appropriate authorities having jurisdiction
Oversee the maintenance and archiving of electronic project
Understand project scope and identify items that are beyond the original scope of services and bring to attention of Team
Draft Client agreement change orders and Sub Consultant agreement change orders as directed by Team Leader.
Prepare meeting agendas, meeting minutes, phone conversation notes, to document the progress of the project and directions received from the Client.
Share knowledge with other teammates and assist team with design and/or detailing
Maintain secondary client contact as back up to primary
Assist in secondary marketing by maintaining good working relationships with Client
Attend interviews as requested by Team Leaders, Studio or Managing Directors
8-15 years of industry experience
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design from an accredited university
Licensure: Registered architects or individuals seeking registration preferred
Expertise in AutoCAD, Revit, SpecLink, Newforma, Sketch Up, Photoshop and InDesign
Advanced knowledge of building life safety and ADA codes
Aptitude to communicate ideas and direction quickly
Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills
NELSON is focused on creation with passion to deliver. We provide creative solutions for our clients in a variety of industries. With over 20 locations in the United States and overseas, and the resources of over 1,100 professionals worldwide, NELSON provides dedicated, quality service through a proven delivery network. For more information on NELSON, please visit our Website at www.nelsononline.com
We offer competitive wages based on skills and experience, as well as an excellent benefits package, including: Paid Time Off, medical, dental, 401K, pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts, and more. NELSON is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you feel that this may be the career opportunity for you, please apply by clicking the link. Due to the large volume of candidates, only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.
NELSON is a unique, “one stop shop” providing Interior Design, Architecture, Engineering, Strategic Planning, Information Services and Workplace Services in the corporate and residential real estate markets. We have 36 locations in the United States and overseas and offer the resources of more than 350 professionals worldwide.
Selected by Interiors & Sources magazine as one of the five “Great Places to Work” and ranked among the “Top Four Giants” by Interior Design magazine, NELSON is always looking for people with the skills, vision and character who can go beyond a job description to find new and innovative ways to contribute to our company's success. If you are looking for a growing, highly professional work environment and enjoy working with creative minds, NELSON is the place for you. For more information on NELSON, please visit our Website at www.nelsononline.com.