Sr. Project Architect

( Oak Brook IL )

Summary of Position:

The Sr. Project Architect will supervise a design team and manage architectural projects from conception to completion.  He/she will apply his/her experience in: field observation, building materials, specifications, construction techniques with building codes, and zoning.  As part of a multi-disciplined firm, he/she will be coordinating with MEP, Site/Civil and Structural Engineers, as well as Construction Project Managers.  He/she will be responsible for the production of architectural construction documents while adhering to client requirements, code requirements and site adjustments.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage a team of Project Designers.
  • Support client interaction.
  • Coordinate with sub consultants.
  • Design full site plans autonomously or with little direction.
  • Conduct site visit investigations and generate reports and recommendations based on findings.
  • Prepare design calculations and reports.
  • Maintain phase and task level budgets.
  • Schedule project phases and tasks.
  • Create production schedules.
  • Prepare project plans.
  • Coordinate and assist with addendums, RFIs, and change orders.
  • Assist in coordinating the work of a multi-disciplined team throughout the design development and contract document phases of a project.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain project files.
  • Maintain documentation for billable hours.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of liability issues related to design.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of constructability and complex design.


  • Experience: 10+ years of architecture design, preferably with commercial projects such as retail or restaurants
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Architecture required; Master’s degree a plus
  • Licenses: Architectural Registration required; LEED a plus
  • Travel: Up to 20%
  • Software: AutoCAD, MS Office, Photoshop and Adobe; Revit and SketchUp a plus

Offering a Comprehensive Benefits Package with Many Customizable Programs

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Expenses Flexible Spending Plan
  • Dependent Care Expenses Flexible Spending Plan
  • 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan Tuition Reimbursement
  • Support of Professional Certifications
  • Employee Referral Programs

Further information on these and other benefits will be provided to you at new employee orientation during your first day of employment.

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