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Senior Architect

Summary:

This position is for a highly experienced, licensed architect, perfecting their documentation and design skills through the design, detailing, and supervision of firm projects. This individual performs a variety of assignments requiring skills in all conventional aspects of architectural designs for projects of moderate size/complexity, and serves as a Subject Matter Expert in their specialized area of interest. They should be detail-oriented, collaborative, and offer strong written & verbal communication skills.

Education & Experience:

  • Professional Licensure in at least one jurisdiction

  • 10+ Years professional experience preferred

  • NCARB Certification preferred

  • Technical or Professional degree in Architecture or related field

  • LEED, WELL, and/or PHIUS certification strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to design based on professional portfolio

  • Substantial experience in all phases of project development & execution

  • Experience in multiple phases on at least one project over $10,000,000 Construction Value

Job responsibilities would include:

  • Develop creative design concepts, space planning, and architectural layouts, and refine these concepts to ensure quality, complete designs

  • Evaluate the design suggestions of others

  • 3D Modeling of design concepts, utilizing firm-wide BIM Standards

  • Complete design details in accordance with firm-wide documentation standards, for review by project managers

  • Produce high-quality 3D visualizations of architectural designs

  • Attend continuing education seminars to advance skillsets

  • Work collaboratively with other team members to ensure accurate, high-quality documentation

  • Research and incorporate design elements independently to implement into designs

  • Address and incorporate redline markups from the project manager or QAQC reviewer

  • Work ahead of redlines based on an understanding of what content is required for each drawing type

  • Develop redlines for less senior staff

  • Progress the project in between direct assignments based on knowledge of complete set generation requirements

  • Assist in Basis of Design selection & detail creation based on products selected

  • Generate custom detail components & families as required for the project

  • Complete construction observation, shop drawing review, and other aspects of the construction phase

  • Coordinate design elements & systems with consulting engineers, as assigned

  • Prepare and lead client presentations, under the direction of the project manager

  • Develop complete code studies for review by Project Manager

  • Mentor staff members as appropriate with regard to detailing, documentation, and design

  • Conduct training seminars for other staff based on personalized knowledge and expertise, as requested

  • QAQC other teams’ projects, as assigned

  • Follow firm-wide standards across the board in detailing, graphics, modeling, and design

The ideal candidate must have the following skills for consideration:

  • Ability to generate & evaluate various types of technical drawings

  • Strong 3D Visualization skills

  • Strong Revit skills in both documentation & modeling

  • Strong graphic skills

  • Strong understanding of architectural detailing

  • Ability to fully detail drawing sets from start to finish

  • Strong technical product & systems knowledge

  • Strong understanding of content generation requirements for each drawing type

  • Strong understanding of set construction & ability to cartoon sets with little oversight

  • Strong understanding of BIM file maintenance & file fidelity

  • Strong understanding of specifications and ability to relay appropriate information

  • Strong understanding of applicable building/zoning codes and industry standards

  • Ability to comprehend and evaluate complex code issues

  • Ability to document a building design completely from start to finish with minimal oversight

  • Ability to train, mentor, and direct others as applicable based on the Project team

  • Software necessary for day-to-day work includes:

    • Autodesk Revit​

    • Bluebeam

    • Autodesk 360, preferred

    • Microsoft Office Suite

    • SketchUp, preferred

    • Rhino, preferred

    • Adobe Photoshop

    • Adobe Suite, preferred

    • Basic AutoCAD

    • Enscape

    • Dynamo, preferred

MCF offers competitive salary and benefits, including company paid health, life, long-term, and short-term disability insurances, employee paid dental, and vision insurances, a 401k program with profit sharing, bonuses, and paid time off.

 

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, portfolio, and references to Human Resources, at humanresources@mcfarchitects.com.

MCF is an equal opportunity employer.

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