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Architectural Designer III

Department: Studio 1
Location: Washington, DC

Perkins Eastman, where employees are encouraged continuously to engage, to learn, and to contribute in a vibrant and supportive office culture, is in search of an Architectural Designer III with strong analytical and problem solving skills and a passion for high-quality design and a collaborative process.

This position will provide an opportunity to work with integrated design teams on Education, Multi-family and Senior Living projects of various sizes and complexity. The individual selected must possess the ability to react positively to a variety of design priorities, styles and project delivery methods. Our approach is client-focused, and our employees thrive in a collaborative, responsive environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with the Project Architect who is responsible for the project.
  • Participate in Master Planning, Site Planning and Building Design exercises.
  • Develop and document design concepts and unique technical details.
  • Perform building code reviews to assure compliance.
  • Assist in the production effort on projects from the Pre-Schematic Phase through Construction Documents.
  • Coordinate the work of Consultants, reviewing and developing technical details and strategies that advance high performance design and systems integration, in support of sustainable design certifications.
  • Mentor junior staff.
  • Supervise or have the responsibility of the constructions administration phase.

Required Qualifications:

  • Has a Bachelor or Master Degree in Architecture from an Accredited School.
  • Has a minimum of 5 years of relevant architecture experience.
  • Exhibits intellectual curiosity, eagerness to engage with others, and willingness to contribute to a healthy, vital workplace culture.
  • Is able to develop, communicate and present design concepts to their team.
  • Has strong organization, communication, technical and graphic skills.
  • Has experience with site planning design and zoning analysis.
  • Is proficient with other data management software such as Word and Excel.
  • Has the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Can demonstrate proficiency with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Max, Sketch-up, InDesign and other related design software. Rhino and other related design software is a plus.
  • Has LEED accreditation or is willing to pursue it in the next 6 months.

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