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Stantec Project Architect in Chicago, Illinois

Project Architect - ( 220002MJ )


The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn’t have to be true? What if our built environment — where we live, learn, play, and conduct business — carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Your Opportunity

Join a Top 10 global design firm in our Buildings practice that provides Architecture, Buildings Engineering, and Interior Design services with a long history and deep commitment to the communities we work in. We are seeking a Project Architect for our Commercial | Industrial Studio designing and managing projects for large iconic brands.

As a major contributor on our professional Architecture team you will work independently to assist clients through the planning and creation of fiscally responsible, award-winning designs. Your experience ensures that you are quite familiar with construction plans, specifications, estimates and building codes. You will be innovative and creative, working with prototypes designs and/or developing unique concepts from sustainable products with green architecture sensibility as your goals. You will lead the development of integrated design proposals, continuous updating of a building information model, preparing a variety of output / drawings throughout the project, while leading and mentoring others and collaborating with team members to contribute to the final deliverables as required under instruction from the Project Leader.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for multiple projects of varied complexity.

  • Engages in the development of a design through sketches, physical models, electronic models, diagrams, massing studies, and other visual formats.

  • Utilizes BIM technologies in development of three-dimensional models of buildings and their components.

  • Participates in design critiques and pin-ups.

  • Interprets and applies building codes and requirements of other regulatory agencies.

  • Prepares and revises documentation in various architectural phases including site plans, floor plans, building elevations, building sections, details.

  • Participates in bidding and negotiation phase and prepares addenda.

  • Reviews shop drawings and submittals, responds to RFIs, prepares site observation reports, and other contract administration tasks.

  • Leads project coordination and meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor and sub-contractors.

  • Participates in client project requirement meetings and value analysis and basic cost estimating.

  • Assists in the preparation of the project specifications.

  • Coordination of specs with construction documents.

  • Participates in constructability review.

  • Conducts quality assurance and quality control on own projects.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Passion for and experience in the commercial and industrial sectors

  • Strong experience in commercial core / shell and industrial typologies

  • Strong construction document / construction detailing experience

  • Requisite knowledge and application of accessibility codes, applicable building codes.

  • Strong understanding of all phases of architectural document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.

  • Strong knowledge of building construction systems, means and methods, materials, and industry standards.

  • Ability to conduct space planning, block planning and adjacencies in coordination with building program.

  • Ability to develop floor plans, wall sections, and details.

  • Ability to check work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule.

  • Ability to lead one or more teams through all phases of architectural document production.

  • Ability to participate and collaborate in a project team setting through all phases of architectural document production.

  • Ability to engage in creative and critical thought.

  • Ability to hand sketch and communicate concepts and ideas to others effectively.

  • Ability to interpret sketches, drawings, building program and other similar material.

  • Ability to communicate abstract ideas (verbal/written).

  • Strong presentation and interview skills.

  • Requires understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Revit, AutoCAD, Abobe Creative Suite, SketchUP, Newforma, Sefaira.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field, is preferred.

  • Registered Architect or actively pursuing licensure.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience.

  • Experience in commercial core & shell and industrial typologies.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Arizona-Chandler

Other Locations : United States-California-Irvine, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-California-Petaluma

Organization : BC-2007 Buildings-US Southwest

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 21, 2022, 8:23:00 AM

Req ID: 220002MJ

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans