Spur Design is looking for a full-time Project Architect to join our dynamic design team. The ideal candidate is organized, a motivated self-starter, detail oriented, and collaborative.
Lead the definition, development, and implementation of creative concepts according to the Scope of Work and client specifications of small projects
Collaborate closely with Architecture Lead, Project Manager (PM), junior designers, and sub-consultants to supervise the teams' design and technical delivery in order to develop a project from initial idea to profitable completion. Some travel may be required.
Prepare and ensure the completion of, fully coordinated Construction Document sets that comply with all project and code requirements while supervising, instructing, and providing direction to junior designers
Conduct project research
Coordinates and oversees internal team meetings and reviews
Review all project correspondence, meeting notes and other data to keep fully informed on the project
Participate in weekly/monthly project in progress reviews and report to the Director of Design and Director of Operations on the project's progress against program, fee, deliverables and Scope of Work
Manage and maintain project BIM model in accordance with Spur Design standards
Coordinate Newforma project files and access
Along-side Project Manager, interact with building officials before and during project permitting
Participate in client meetings
Conduct on-site observations and draft reports
Daily responsibilities include but not limited to:
Sub-consultant coordination at production and drawing coordination level
Ensure compliance with Spur Design standards and quality control
Work closely with the Project Manager to ensure effective and efficient use of staff and resources
Produce and oversee technical documentation
Monitor design processes to ensure consistency of design intent
Bachelor or Master’s degree in Architecture
Registered Architect 5+ years
High proficiency in applicable BIM and CAD software(s).
Ability to lead and guide the production of construction documents
Portfolio of completed projects
Thorough knowledge of codes and zoning regulations
Coordination skills with Project Managers, consultants and schedules
Extensive knowledge of construction detailing and ability to prepare a complete set of construction documents
Leadership and mentorship of staff and internal project team
Excellent communication and reporting skills
Ability to translate concepts into functional construction designs
Advanced project management skills
Knowledge of construction costs and time frames
15 days of accrued personal time off (PTO)
Paid Holidays including:
New Year’s Day
Spur Design Inception Day (observed the Friday before Memorial Day)
Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday
Christmas Day and the weekdays between Christmas and New Year’s Day
Short-term Disability (STD) and Long-term Disability (LTD) are provided at no charge and include compensation of up to 60% of annual base salary.
Life insurance in the amount of up to $100,000 or 2x annual base salary (whichever is less) is provided at no charge.
Health Insurance, employer covers 100% of employee premiums
Dental Insurance, employer covers 100% of employee premiums
Vision Insurance. employer covers 100% of employee premiums
Retirement benefits include matching 401k contributions of 1-for-1 matching up to 3% and 1-for-2 matching up to 5%, with a maximum match of 4% for a 5% employee contribution. This plan is a “safe harbor” eligible plan and, subsequently, no vesting period is required past initial eligibility requirements.
Spur Design also offers reimbursement of training and professional organization dues or fees with prior approval by ownership.
Founded in 2008, Spur Design’s primary vision and focus has remained consistent. It is always about people, that’s how we approach every project. Our Principals and staff understand that the best project solution requires us to provide attentive, responsive client services. We have continuously defined ourselves in the A/E community as a full service architecture, interior design, and MEP firm with our ability to react to, and help define, our client’s needs and desires. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond expectations with responsive design solutions discovered through the significant relationships we build with our clients.
Proudly being a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) offers our current and future clients peace of mind, knowing they will always receive professional, accurate, and timely services. At Spur Design we operate with a high level of candor, design knowledge, and discipline that define our iterative design process. Our intentions are always transparent and guided by client and end-user needs. We are a part of your team. We are good at listening, and have the experience to be great at advising.
Spur Desi...gn staff have worked all over the world, and our multi-disciplinary cross-section of experience and people offer us insight into the unique requirements of nearly every client and project type. Not only does our diversity allow us to find and implement the best people and resources for our clients in order to provide the most balanced approach to problem solving, it also defines our office culture. We work hard at providing both excellent service to our clients and a nurturing, exciting work environment for our staff. We listen well, and have fun while doing it.