Project Architect

Chicago, IL | Sacramento, CA


Coordinates and manages the day-to-day operation and activities of a project and the staff assigned to it to assure quality, profitability, efficiency and timeliness. Identifies the needs and concerns of the client and works to successfully satisfy these.


  • Works with Project Manager and/or Partner in Charge to define scope of product
  • Prepares staffing requirements, schedules, budgets and fee projections with Project Manager
  • Develops code searches
  • Assists in product schematic design process
  • Initiates design development
  • Produces contract documents
  • Keeps project records including code documentation, project history, correspondence, estimates and budgets
  • Coordinates the staff assigned to projects to meet established schedules and budgets
  • Assists in the development of technical skills of subordinates
  • Maintains open communication with clients to avoid problems and improve working relationships
  • Initiates and participates in construction walk-throughs
  • Checks work of project staff for content and accuracy
  • Participates in zoning and public hearings, as needed
  • Participates in billing process to provide accurate information of work progress and additional billing requirements and follows-up on overdue invoices
  • Initiates remedial action for projects falling behind budgeted hours/dollars
  • Communicates delays, problems with project, etc. to Project Manager
  • Promotes the firm within the business community to develop new clients
  • Coordinates projects with outside consultants hired by client or offices (including engineers, interior designers, etc.)
  • Assists with proposals on consultants
  • Communicates with consultants and coordinates their work
  • Architect of Record (AOR) on all projects that you have overseen, reviewed per the TDLR, Fair Housing and ADA requirements


  • AutoCAD proficiency required; hand sketching ability preferred
  • Supervisory and personnel management skills with ability to lead team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; both orally and in writing
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines, completing tasks as previously defined
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, along with AIA state registration and/or state registration as required
  • Ability to obtain NCARB is necessary
  • Three to five years of experience in assisting with all phases of a project