Eclipse Brand Builders is an integrated design-build firm based in Johns Creek, Georgia. Named one of Atlanta’s top 100 fastest growing private companies for the past two years, our firm’s in-house team of consultants, architects, interior designers and construction managers serves clients throughout the Southeast in multiple industries, including retail, financial, dental, medical, religious, professional/office, and more.
We are seeking a dynamic and passionate licensed architect, with a successful track record leading and inspiring talented project teams, to join our firm and lead our architectural team as Director of Architecture.
The Direct of Architecture will assist our salespeople with business development efforts (architecturally, when needed), lead clients through the schematic design process, assist and supervise each projects’ development and refinement through subsequent design development and construction document phases, and take lead responsibility for continuing to build, manage and refine the architectural studio’s capabilities, creativity, efficiency, accuracy, and reputation with clients and within the design community.
In addition, by successfully fulfilling the Direct of Architecture responsibilities, the candidate filling this role will have the opportunity to earn the role of Principal Architect within the next two to three years.
This position is full-time and will be based in our Suwanee, GA headquarters (Johns Creek area). 25% to 35% travel is expected.
To be considered for this position, candidates should possess the following minimum experience, skills and abilities:
Licensed Architect with current AIA registration and NCARB certification.
25+ years architectural design experience related to commercial ground-up construction.
5-10+ years’ experience developing and managing architectural teams.
Strong leadership and mentoring skills (ability to empower and foster a strong design sensibility in our staff, while also setting and maintaining high standards for the quality, efficiency and accuracy of deliverables).
Outstanding design, graphic presentation and communication skills.
Excellent working knowledge of design and construction standards, documentation, techniques, tools, and building materials/systems, etc.
Ability to create inspirational architecture that meets clients’ objectives while adhering to budgets, schedules, and performance criteria.
Passionate about trends in architectural design and their relevance to inform our work.
Willingness and desire to assist with business development, marketing, & client presentations.
A serve-first approach to relationships with coworkers, vendors, and clients, and a devotion to high quality customer service.
Mastery of the basic technical skills required for all phases of architecture, and ability to supervise and develop these skills in other team members, including:
Schematic Design – Client Meetings/Presentations, Conceptual Design, Hand Sketching, CAD (AutoCAD LT 2020), 3D modeling (SketchUp), etc.
Design Development - Client Meetings/Presentations, Detailed Design, Value Engineering, CAD (AutoCAD LT 2020), Exterior Finishes, Scope of Work (Word/Excel), Photorealistic Renderings (Typically Outsourced), Proofing All Work Product, etc.
Construction Documents – C.D. Production, CAD (AutoCAD LT 2020), Specification Writing & Review (BSD SpecLink), Engineering Contracts/Coordination/Review, Proofing All Work Product, Permitting/Code Reviews, etc.
Construction Administration – Manage and assist with responding to RFIs, architectural change orders, site visits, reviewing/approving submittals, etc.
Sales Support - Assist sales in pre-contractual meetings and presentations.
Proficiency with the following computer skills:
Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
AutoCAD (proficiency with Revit, SketchUp and/or other 3D rendering software a plus.
Knowledge of specification writing software. BSD SpecLink a plus.
Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator graphic software a plus.
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About Eclipse Brand Builders
Eclipse Brand Builders is an integrated design-build firm based in Johns Creek, Georgia. Our firm’s in-house team of consultants, planners, architects, interior designers and construction managers serves clients in the retail, financial, dental, religious and professional/office sectors throughout the Southeast.