Architectural Design Manager
Company: Williams Architects - Aquatics
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Williams Architects Aquatics, a nationally recognized
architecture and planning firm specializing in community-centered
public facilities, is seeking a full-time Architectural Design
Manager to support our growing national practice. Working as part
of an integrated, cohesive project team with a team of 2-5 design
professionals, this position is ideal for design-focused mid-career
licensed architects with exceptional design talent who are seeking
increased opportunities to make a positive impact in the design and
planning of our community-centered built environment. This position
is based in our Itasca, IL office with the potential for a partial
(2 days per week) remote working arrangement. This position also
offers the potential to grow into the firm's Director of Design and
become an equity partner within the firm in 2-3 years. As our
Architectural Design Manager, you will:
- Collaboratively manage and participate in the project design
and concept development process internally and with clients within
parameters set by firm management, with the potential to develop
into a design leadership role within the firm.
- Manage the preparation of design deliverables for a wide
variety of public sector projects using Revit, SketchUp, Lumion,
and Photoshop in accordance with firm standards.
- Participate in business development activities, including
interview presentations and concept development for potential
- Identify and select purpose- and budget-appropriate materials,
obtaining samples, and developing full material palettes for firm
projects.Education and Experience Required:
- NCARB accredited degree in Architecture.
- 8+ years of progressive design experience within an
architectural firm with non-residential projects, preferably with
community-centered facilities, developing and refining original and
distinctive design concepts that conform to the client's program
and budget requirements.
- Illinois state licensure (or ability to obtain via reciprocity
or NCARB certification) preferred.
- Proficiency in -Revit, Photoshop. Lumion, and SketchUp highly
- Solid understanding of construction materials, methods, codes,
and techniques to ensure constructability, code compliance, and
budget adherence of concepts developed.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation
- Willingness to work as part of a collaborative team,
facilitating and incorporating ideas and concepts of other team
members and project stakeholders into concepts that reflect our
clients' goals, values, and interests.
- Orientation towards and desire for team and client success vs.
- Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management
- Ability to self-manage tasks from start to finish with minimal
oversight.We offer an industry-leading benefit package including
competitive compensation, opportunity to work remotely 2 days per
week, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid vacation
and sick time, and eligibility for the firm's profit-sharing plan.
A substantial signing bonus and direct entry into the firm as an
Associate (with 3-4 weeks of paid vacation per year and fully paid
family health, dental, and vision insurance premiums) will be
considered for candidates with directly transferable experience in
the firm's project types.Qualified and interested candidates should
submit a resume, work samples illustrating verifiable professional
experience, and professional references attesting to the
candidate's level of skill and responsibility for design concepts
developed.We will not sponsor a new applicant for work
authorization at this time. Williams Architects Aquatics is an
Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will
be required to submit to a background screening which may include,
but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and
other credential verification, driving record check, criminal
background check, and an investigative consumer report. -These
screenings will be conducted in compliance with all applicable
federal, state, and local laws.
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