DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is the elevate the human experience through design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.
The Architecture team has an opening for a Project Architect for the K-12 practice
As a Project Architect at DLR Group, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of project document development and coordinating with all project team members to maintain the quality of the work product within the established project schedule for mid-to-large and complex K-12 projects. As part of our integrated design team, you’ll create buildings that elevate the human experience through design.
If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset, this might be the position for you. DLR Group is 100% employee-owned and as such you’ll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm. We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their financial acumen to grow the Firm profitably.
You will partner directly with the Project Manager to ensure the financial health of the project, the quality of project documents, claim prevention, team collaboration and communication. Additionally, you will lead the cross-functional design disciplines in developing technical solutions.
The successful candidate will:
Have a comprehensive understanding of and the ability to coordinate and lead the design disciplines in developing technical solutions.
Provide positive and constructive mentorship to other Project Architects.
Have extensive knowledge of all aspects of professional practice from schematic design through project close-out.
Be proficient in writing technical specifications.
Be able to work and present ideas in a team environment, as well as self-manage and self-motivate in a creative environment.
Possess a high level of technical proficiency in the production of drawings.
Have strong design aptitude, organizational skills and outstanding communication skills to effectively collaborate with others.
Lead the project team in the adherence to all practice standards.
Supervise the design and technical development of the project.
Work directly with Project Managers and Designers in the development of conceptual design and provide complete design support throughout a project.
Participate in and facilitate client meetings, clearly communicate project status, and build successful client relationships.
Lead client meetings and presentations.
Professional License/ Registered Architect in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia preferred.
Seven (7) or more years of experience as a Project Architect.
Experience in leading mid-to-large and complex projects through all phases of design.
K-12 education project experience.
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture; Bachelor’s and/or Master of Architecture from an accredited program preferred.
Proficient in the use of REVIT and CAD computer modeling and rendering software.
The ability to travel occasionally to support project tasks.
Technical experience in leading construction administration efforts.
Experience in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up, Microsoft Office Suite, and other design software.
Knowledge of applicable construction codes.
DLR Group is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us on Twitter, and at LinkedIn.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
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About DLR Group
DLR Group is an integrated design firm.
Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This inspires a culture of design and fuels the work we do around the world. We are 100 percent employee-owned and aspire to be the most creative enterprise on the planet.
With offices around the globe housing specialized design expertise, your integrated design team is backed by the more than 1,000+ design professionals and the resources of the entire firm. This enables DLR Group to scale teams to meet your challenge and deliver specialized expertise to any location whenever, and wherever, it may be needed.
Core areas of design expertise include Civic, Courts, Cultural+Performing Arts, Detention, Energy Services, Federal Markets, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality, Housing, K-12 Education, Museums, Retail+Mixed-Use, Sports, and Workplace.
DLR Group is a passionate advocate for sustainable design. We are an early adopter of the Architecture 2030 Challenge, and an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment and the China Accord. We believe sustainability is best judged by disciplined, systematic evaluation of high performance building m...etrics to measure the effectiveness of design.
The outcome is a high-performance building for a sustainable future.