Licensed Architect that supports development of design and documentation. At the Architect II level, the individual begins to assume some individual responsibility for producing portions of design and documentation
Certification as licensed professional required. Professional degree in Architecture, plus at least six years of related experience. Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned major project, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions that best meets the client’s needs. Provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of large complex projects. Independently applies advanced architectural concepts and designs. Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. May provide technical guidance to less experienced architects.
Communication and Collaboration
Consistently demonstrates working knowledge of conceptual, schematic, design development construction documentation and construction administration phases on assigned projects.
Maintains and initiates frequent communication with JCJ team members to sustain proper information flow.
Fully participates in designated project meetings, both virtual and in-person. Demonstrates the ability to lead certain meetings with the consultant and internal team.
Demonstrates proficiency at written communication in email and virtual communication via JCJ virtual meeting software.
Prepares meeting notes using standard JCJ formats.
Maintains an on-going vigilance about self-checking work and conveying questions or concerns to Project team leadership. May perform checking of junior staff level work, when requested.
Participates in the formulation of work and scheduling strategies with JCJ team and adheres to established project schedules.
Adheres to JCJ established conventions for digital file keeping and assists in promoting this practice to project team.
Coordinates work with internal JCJ project team and sub-consultants.
Participates in the preparation and delivery of presentations to clients both physically and virtually. Assumes leadership of selected portions of presentations.
Further refines a portfolio in one market sector.
Demonstrates knowledge of time management skills required to work on multiple projects of all sizes.
Design, Visualization and Space Planning
Consistently demonstrates creativity in design and the ability to adapt design solutions to a variety of building types.
Consistently understands and embraces the architectural design approach as established by the Project Leadership and demonstrates the ability to integrate interior design with architecture to create a unified statement.
Consistently implements design direction that is cognizant of construction methods and coordination with engineering disciplines.
Consistently demonstrates a working knowledge of the conventions of space planning; including proper/legal clearances, awareness of human scale and ergonomics, functional organization and three-dimensional implications of planning.
Assists with development of design solutions. Selects and presents multiple schemes to internal and client team. Demonstrates a working knowledge of the application of function, price points, lead times and durability of products and systems being recommended for use within projects.
Demonstrates facile computer aided visualization skills via multiple software applications to support development and presentation of design concepts. Share knowledge of these applications with team members.
Researches manufacturers and selects appropriate construction materials, systems, and assemblies from viewpoint of function, client preference, aesthetics and cost; coordinates with team members, and incorporates accurate information into drawings. On certain projects, delegates the task of selections to junior staff.
Supports business development activities by creating presentation collateral including digital or physical finish boards, visual slide-deck presentations. This may require coordination with JCJ’s business development and marketing teams.
Delineation, Detailing and Documentation
Produces building project documentation from concept through construction documents. Obtains and assembles data to complete drawings. Creates schedules and details for partition types and doors. On certain projects, delegates this task to junior staff.
Creates detail drawings for floor, wall and roof assemblies. Develops awareness and application of industry construction best practices. Remains current with JCJ Technical Bulletins.
Consistently produces construction documents under the direction of the Project Architect, utilizing architectural graphic conventions of line weight, scale and sheet organization.
Adheres to JCJ conventions for Revit/AutoCAD standards, file and drawing organization.
Performs site observation, including photographic and dimensional notes to document existing conditions; coordinates with Project Team.
Accurately performs numeric tasks such as square footage calculations, device counts, and material quantity take offs for budgeting purposes. Assembles collected information into budget formats that allow for assigning costs. On certain projects, delegates this task to junior staff.
Consistently demonstrates knowledge about Building, ADA and Life/Fire safety codes, their industry wide applications and impact upon space planning. Understands how to interpret applicable local, federal and state accessibility, building and fire codes.
Prepares Code Survey and Code Drawings for project. Notifies team members of possible conflicts between design and code.
Understands local zoning review and approval process to assist the PM in all necessary work for compliance
Specifications, Resource Management and Budgeting
Actively maintains resource materials and data base in physical and digital libraries.
Demonstrates and refines knowledge of Materials, Systems and Equipment costs.
Demonstrated understanding of manufacturers’ specifications and the creation of the Project Specifications.
Consistently and accurately performs numeric tasks such as square footage calculations, device counts, and material quantity take offs for budgeting purposes. Assembles collected information into budget formats that allow for assigning costs.
Demonstrates ability to make financial recommendations to clients.
Implements cost management strategies in collaboration with Project Leadership
Actively participates in value engineering exercises, both to suggest alternatives and to incorporate accepted changes.
Answers RFI’s and coordinates responses with project team.
Using JCJ software, reviews shop drawings and submittals. Demonstrates ability to effectively file reviewed materials.
Coordinates with construction manager/contractor/procurement client team.
Attend regular construction phase meetings
Coordinates with JCJ internal CA team and processes.
Assume special projects and duties as assigned or requested
Education and Experience:
Professional BArch or master’s in architecture
6+ years’ experience in architectural practice or related position.
4+ years creating design solutions.
Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates):
Advanced Computer and Information Management Skills
We will provide design solutions to enhance the built environment, enrich people’s lives and help organizations succeed.
JCJ Architecture is a diverse planning, architecture and interior design practice that offers comprehensive services to clients in the public and private sector. Our engaged design process brings together our experience as professionals with a methodology of active and alert advocacy. Balancing owner/client goals, functional objectives and physical context alongside project scope, constraints and opportunities, we strive to resolve and manifest project qualities into built form. We see design as a collaborative process and collectively strive to add value to those places and spaces that strengthen communities, businesses, institutions, organizations and individuals. We do this by promoting and leveraging the collective innovations of our culturally diverse talents.
The firm's portfolio of experience, comprehensive services and collective knowledge are captured in two overall categories – commercial (gaming, entertainment, hospitality, hotel, retail, workplace) and institutional (K12 education, higher education, civic, community, arts... & culture, public safety/justice). The firm currently has offices located in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, and Tulsa and is registered to practice in 33 US states.
Central to practice is leveraging the collective expertise and energy of our employee-owners. Founded in 1936 and maintained throughout as a privately held firm, the firm took the bold step in 2012 to transition to an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan). Since that time, JCJ has used this structure to strengthen a culture of collaboration and creativity that is balanced by a process of oversight and management. Each of our employee-owners understands the impact their work has on the delivery of our services and the contribution it makes to clients and their constituents. This consciousness keeps the client’s unique context uppermost in our minds as we seek to bring form to their goals and aspirations.
JCJ is experiencing an exciting time of growth and we are actively looking to expand our diverse talents! Please check out JCJ's career website at Contact | JCJ Architecture. We offer excellent benefits, flexible working schedules, and more!