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Senior Project Architect

Company: Perkins and Will
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Are you committed to design excellence?
Do you thrive in an environment of collaboration?
Do you have a passion for sustainability?
Do you show a high degree of creativity and entrepreneurship?

If yes, join us to change the world through design!

As a Senior Project Architect on the Perkins&Will Houston team, you will be responsible for providing technical leadership and documentation coordination, focused on the core and shell of complex, multi-story (including high-rise) research and clinical healthcare buildings, including development of design drawings, technical documentation, and leading project technical team scope.


  • Responsible for the technical development of a project, working with a senior designer/design principal and project manager.
  • Advanced understanding and experience in application of planning, programming and design principles and methods.
  • Promotes firm and project goals of excellence in design, execution, and sustainability.


    • Makes authoritative decisions, negotiates critical issues, with a high degree of judgment in collaboration with Project Manager.
    • Directs the production of schematic, design development and construction documents.
    • Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems.
    • Understands and coordinates engineering systems relevant to projects.
    • Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD's for conformance with design.
    • Performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI's, RFP's, change orders, etc.).
    • Prepares reports and specifications; reviews completed reports, plans, cost estimates and calculations.
    • Executes applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.).
    • Coordinates and generates construction drawings and details, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation.
    • Assures execution of and assists with quality control activities for all architectural elements.
    • Conducts and documents field observations to monitor progress of construction.
    • Ensures tasks are completed according to the Perkins and Will standards and Project Delivery Manual.


      • Establishes architectural budget, task schedule and other components of the project work plan in collaboration with Project Manager.
      • Directs production of construction documents, drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule and cost.
      • Implements meeting objectives, facilitates meetings and provides meeting notes documentation.
      • Maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases.
      • May participate in marketing, client and owner presentations.
      • Directs, organizes and mentors junior staff with responsibility oversight of their assignments.


        • Professional Degree in Architecture


          • 10+ years
          • Advanced experience in project design, construction documentation production and construction materials
          • Experienced building codes, specifications, building and engineering systems
          • Understands project management process and can apply project management software skills
          • Basic Revit Knowledge
          • Experience reviewing construction documentation
          • Experience directing and managing junior staff
          • Strong verbal and written communication skills
          • Collaborative and professional work ethic
          • LEED AP or within 6 months of hire
          • Licensure

            Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume and work samples. Include your resume and a compact, representative sample of your work (no larger than 4MB).

            The safety of all employees is a priority during COVID and we presently require everyone to be fully vaccinated to enter our studio or attend in person client meetings or visit job sites. No waiver of requirement that the position advertised includes the capacity to be present in the studio is expressly or impliedly waived.

            Equal Opportunity Employer:

            Perkins&Will is an equal opportunity employer and supports talent from diverse backgrounds that bring experiences, viewpoints and solutions that best serve our clients, community and enrich our work environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and active duty wartime, campaign badge veterans or Armed Forces service medal veterans are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D

            At Perkins&Will we believe that inclusion spurs creativity, and that innovation is born from an engaged culture of diverse people and ideas. By moving beyond barriers and stereotypes of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status; we are committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of the communities and clients we serve.

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

            The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Perkins and Will, Houston , Senior Project Architect, Professions , Houston, Texas

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