Architect, Higher Education

  • DLR Group
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Dec 22, 2020

Job Description

DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.

DLR Groups Higher Education Sector is seeking an Architect


Phoenix, AZ
Tucson, AZ
As an Architect at DLR Group you will be responsible for managing all aspects of project document development and coordinating with all project team members to maintain the quality of the work product within the established project schedule for large complex projects. As part of our integrated design teams you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design.

If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset this might be the position for you. DLR Group is 100% employee owned and as such youll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm. We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their financial acumen to grow the Firm profitably.

Job Summary

You will be responsible for managing, with assistance from a Project Manager, all aspects of the project document development and coordinating with all project team members to produce quality work product while adhering to project schedules. This position is client facing and will require presenting and selling services. Additionally, you'll collaborate with Project Manager to support client needs and maintain financial health of the project.

The successful candidate will:

Collaborate with the Hi-Ed team to identify new project opportunities, lead/participate in relationship building with clients to capture new work, lead/participate in RFQ process & interviews for new project opportunities
Collaborate with the National Higher Education Practice to leverage all firm resources, disciplines, and thought leaders.
Collaborate with Regional Sector Leader to develop annual sector business plan.
Successfully collaborate with Integrated Design Practice.
Meet with clients to provide propose projects and provide knowledge of services
Identify and proposes technical solutions to design challenges to the team and client
Provide technical feedback in the conceptual development of project documents
Produce accurate documents aligned with firm standards for project assignments
Apply practice standards to project assignments
Communicate to Project Manager the progress of assignments according to the established project schedule and workplan
Ensure project information is incorporated into project documents
Participate in in-house training activities to further develop skills and abilities.
Required Qualifications:

10 or more years of experience as an Architect
8-10 years experience in Higher Education market, specifically in Arizona
Licensed Architect in Arizona
Technical knowledge in architectural modeling and design
Construction administration experience
Must be a strong communicator, collaborative, detail oriented and organized
Have a bachelors degree in Architecture or related design field
Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision
Preferred Qualifications:

Have experience in the use of computer modeling and rendering software such as REVIT and CAD.
Have an interest & experience in sustainable design.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Collaborative and professional work ethic
DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

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