Careers At Perkins Eastman

Project Architect II

Department: Studio 1
Location: Chicago, IL


Perkins Eastman has an immediate need for a Project Architect II. The Project Architect is a project leadership position with responsibility for all phases of design process from schematic design through construction administration. We are seeking an experienced individual focused on production with strong technical and communication skills working within the design team to create exemplary multi-residential, senior living and hospitality facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead/assists a project team in development of the aesthetic and technical design and the preparation of architectural design and construction documents including drawings and specifications.
  • Collaborates with or serves as the Project Designer for the design of the project.
  • Experience in developing construction documents with minimum supervision.
  • Leads in organizing the drawing, BIM modeling efforts.
  • Develops, checks and coordinates technical aspects of the design of a project.
  • Prepares the project code review. Involvement with Building and Life Safety codes and regulations.
  • Coordinates with consulting engineer’s documents and specifications.
  • Meets with client and maintain excellent rapport.
  • Follows and focuses on established standards for project production and review.
  • Keeps Project Manager and Principal in Charge informed of progress or need for assistance.
  • Supervises and mentors assigned staff.


  • Five-year Bachelor or Master degree in Architecture is required
  • Minimum of 5-8 years having produced contract documents and performed construction administration services for multi-residential and hospitality projects.
  • Experience with mixed use developments; residential and hospitality, high-rise construction and familiarity with Chicago building practices and requirements is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, articulate, graphic, organization, technical verbal and written skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in and readiness to lead the technical details of projects.
  • Proficient with computer-assisted design software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; 3D software such as Sketchup and or Rhino.
  • Strong proficiency in REVIT is a must
  • Proficient with other data management software such as Word and Excel.
  • LEED Accreditation preferred

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