Pope Design Group


Project Architect – Commercial

Pope Design Group is seeking a passionate, ambitious and thoughtful Project Architect that seeks to make a positive and impactful difference in our community through the spaces we create. We are a multi-disciplinary firm comprised of creative architects and interior designers, partnering with clients across the country. We believe in working together to create environments that enhance lives. In this position you will be working closely with the Project Manager, along with an integrated team of design professionals developing design concepts into high quality documents for our clients. Our approach is client-focused, and our employees grow and thrive in our collaborative and flexible environment.

Our Commercial market sector practices broadly. This position will provide an opportunity to collaborate with integrated design teams on workplace, industrial, education and community projects of various sizes and complexity.  Team members can react positively to a variety of design priorities, styles, and project delivery methods.

Responsibilities Include:

  • You will perform architectural design and documentation work for projects involving construction of new buildings, additions and the alteration of existing buildings and facilities.
  • Interpret design concepts (partnering with Project Manager & Designer) and assist with translating them into workable construction systems and evaluating alternatives to develop solutions.
  • Coordinating specifications and drawings, including consultant coordination and can make independent decisions for projects and project teams.
  • Provide technical oversight and coordination of project activities with clients, consultants, contractors, and staff.
  • Review and implement pertinent local, state, and federal applicable building codes, ensure constructability, and maintain architectural standards of practice.
  • Apply proper QA/QC methods throughout project, coordinate QA/QC project review and implement recommendations.
  • Responsible for finished plans, specifications, and material approval within project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Participate in all aspects of construction administration duties including site visits, shop drawing reviews, RFI’s, change orders, review pay applications, etc.
  • Maintains records to document phases of client/architect/contractor relationship and activities.
  • Receiving project direction from the Project Manager, however, will lead smaller projects.
  • The ability to take an active role in project-pursuit & presentations to clients is strong plus.

Client Interface:

  • The project team all work together on developing a positive relationship of trust with our clients and fostering a commitment to external and internal client service.
  • You may regularly communicate with clients to verify design requirements and specifications, progress reviews and delivery of final presentation.
  • May work with Project Manager and client to confirm objectives and formulate options; may prepare and conduct design and technical presentations for team and/or clients and may participate in marketing efforts.
  • May assist with project pursuit and client management.

Your Skills, Experience and Competencies:

  • You are a licensed Architect with a minimum of 7 years of experience with Commercial projects.
  • While you may assist on a variety of project types, our need is for a Project Architect with experience in workplace, industrial, education and community project types.
  • You have experience in all phases of architecture and the ability to coordinate all aspects of assigned projects.
  • You provide attention to detail, good organizational skills, excellent follow-through skills, can juggle multiple tasks and multiple priorities as well as consistently meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in the use of Revit and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bluebeam and Image Processing – Affinity Photo experience is not necessary but is a plus.

Salary and Benefits:

Compensation for the Project Architect role will be based on candidates work experience, education and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of an offer.  Individuals in this role working more than 32 hours a week are eligible to participate in our benefit programs which include bonuses, profit sharing, 401K contributions, paid time off, continuing education, licensure & professional memberships as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short/long-term disability programs. We offer a flexible hybrid work environment allowing employees to work remotely two days a week.

We are committed to creating a positive work culture that is supportive, inclusive, and flexible for all, including you! Interested in joining our team – email resumes to Karen Oldenborg in Human Resources koldenborg@popedesign.com or send through our website careers@popedesign.com


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