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Stantec Senior Architectural Designer in SAN FRANCISCO, California

Senior Architectural Designer - ( 230000CX )


Stantec’s Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. We are seeking qualified candidates to support our growing design practice in the Bay Area. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future. Join us to bring transformational building solutions to life.

Your Opportunity

We strive for design excellence and total integration among all design disciplines. Your role as senior building designer is to lead an integrated design team through project design process working closely with Project Manager or Project Architect under the direction of Principal in Charge. You will be the key design advocate to achieve the highest design quality possible for the projects, accountable to reginal design leaders. You will be the design voice during all aspects of the project process from validation/pre-design through construction administration and close-out. Depending on the size of the projects, you may be asked to take on more than one project at a time.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Be the face representing Stantec’s design excellence

  • Inspires creativity, critical thought, and design excellence both internally and externally.

  • Conceptualizes a building design from both a functional and aesthetic perspective in concert with a client’s requirements, budget and program.

  • Develops design through sketches, physical models, electronic models, diagrams, massing studies, and other visual formats to express the design intent and communicate to project team, client, and building user groups.

  • Knowledge of BIM technologies in development of three-dimensional models of buildings and their components to achieve design approval

  • Promote and follow the office’s Design Framework . Organize and participate in design critiques and constructability reviews.

  • Presents the design to stakeholders during early project phases. Develops building design in accordance with cost parameters.

  • Evaluates and selects building systems and materials.

  • Coordinates building systems to ensure compatibility with the design intent.

  • Implements sustainable design principles into the design and environment.

  • Analyzes site incorporating geotechnical, hydrological, environmental, social, economic and contextual conditions.

  • Participates in development of the program and other pre-design efforts.

  • Ensures that design intent is maintained through documentation and construction.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • To engage in creative and critical thinking.

  • To produce design at a level that would be perceived externally as excellent.

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

  • To participate in project team setting.

  • To lead one or more teams through the development of design concept.

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

  • To interpret sketches, drawings, codes, building program and other similar material.

  • To present abstract ideas to the client and client representatives.

  • To apply accessibility codes, applicable building codes, and life-safety codes to a wide variety of project scopes and complexity.

  • To produce and deliver design and documentation in highly collaborative BIM strategy.

  • General knowledge of building construction systems, constructability, materials, and industry associated standards.

  • Understanding of the relationship between drawings and specifications.

  • Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Newforma

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

  • Licensed architect preferred

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience, preferably on large healthcare, S&T or commercial projects.

  • LEED Green Associate or LEED AP preferred.

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.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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. #DesignYourPlace

Primary Location : United States-California-San Francisco

Other Locations : United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-California-Irvine, United States-California-San Diego

Organization : BC-2014 Buildings-US Pacific

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 1, 2023, 1:54:02 PM

Req ID: 230000CX

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