Project Architect: Retail projects

Lafayette, CA 94549

Posted: 11/13/2018 Industry: Architectural Job Number: 2554

Our client, a small  architecture, planning and landscaping firm in Lafayette is  seeking a licensed Project Architect .   This design firm specializes in large retail, office, industrial, site planning, architecture, and landscape design services and is located convenient to BART.

Project Architect will lead architectural projects for one of the firms largest clients and support the overall growth of the firm.  The ideal candidate will lead the design efforts for major expansions of the  retail client in many different California locations and can juggle the fast-progressing client needs and translate those needs into functional and creative architectural solution.  The ideal candidate must have significant direct client experience and background working on large scale retail projects and the proven ability to supervise and effectively work with and mentor junior staff.


Key Success Factors:
  • Proven design detailing and preparation of construction documents;
  • Coordinate construction document preparation and administration phases;
  • Thorough knowledge of the current California building code and ADA requirements;
  • Incorporate sustainable design practices into projects;
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with client representatives and local jurisdictions;
  • Provide efficient technical support and project communications to all team members;  
  • Detail oriented person able to complete QA project reviews, manage budgets, and track deadlines and schedules.
  • Preference for consistency, stability, and balance;
  • Ability to follow procedures, office standards, and protocols;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong time management, organizational and problem solving skills.

Required Skills
  • 7 to 12 years of experience in the practice of architecture;
  • Licensed Architect in the State of California;
  • Possess basic hand and CAD drafting skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, and Power Point;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Google Sketch up, software.


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