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Project Architect - S&T

Company: Northern Impact
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

National multidisciplinary design firm is seeking a talented Project Architect to join their San Francisco office.
Renowned for its expertise in science and technology projects, the firm has spearheaded the design of cutting-edge environments across various sectors including higher education, corporate, government, and healthcare. Employing a research-driven approach, the team pioneers innovative solutions that drive scientific and technological progress. As a member of this esteemed team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant impact by designing spaces that foster creativity, support experimentation, enhance occupant experience and wellness, and promote environmental sustainability.
The role necessitates exceptional communication, presentation, time management, and interpersonal skills, as it entails collaborating closely with the Senior Designer and Project Manager to develop intricate design concepts tailored to meet client needs and deadlines. With numerous opportunities for client engagement, the position plays a pivotal role in upholding the team's commitment to design excellence and quality across diverse project typologies.
The firm has 11 offices all around the world focusing on healthcare, arts and culture, community, corporate, education, and government projects. Recently, the firm won the prestigious American Architecture Award for Museums and Cultural Building, along with IIDA Healthcare Design Award.


  • Cultivate a deep understanding of the project's design philosophy and contribute significantly to the development of a design and building performance strategy, effectively communicating these concepts to team members when necessary.

  • Provide technical design expertise and guidance throughout the entire design process, overseeing the project's technical design efforts, detailed design development, project coordination, and quality control activities in close collaboration with the Senior Designer.

  • Innovate and explore creative solutions for assigned tasks, conducting thorough research and documentation to support these solutions effectively.

  • Collaborate actively with consultants and knowledge resources, coordinating their work to ensure project deliverables are well-integrated, coordinated, and aligned with the project's design concept and performance objectives.

  • Contribute to the preparation of design documents and lead the detailed development of construction documents across all project phases, ensuring the delivery of accurate, complete, and coordinated project documentation.

  • Drive the production of schematic, design development, and construction documents, ensuring compliance with project scope, schedule, cost, and design intent.

  • Stay abreast of emerging building technology and systems, incorporating relevant advancements into project designs.

  • Review shop drawings, material samples, and construction documents for compliance with design specifications.

  • Undertake construction administration responsibilities, including managing requests for information (RFIs), requests for proposals (RFPs), change orders, etc.

  • Prepare reports, specifications, and other project-related documentation, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

  • Conduct agency review analysis (e.g., accessibility, zoning, life safety) as necessary.

  • Collaborate with the Project Manager to establish the architectural budget, task schedule, and other components of the project work plan.

  • Facilitate meetings, set meeting objectives, and provide comprehensive meeting notes/documentation.

  • Maintain regular communication with clients, consultants, and contractors throughout all project phases, participating in marketing efforts, client presentations, and owner meetings as required.


    • Bachelor's degree in architecture

    • California licensure is required

    • Experience in healthcare and/or Science + Technology projects required, preferably in an academic healthcare setting

    • This position requires 8-12 years' experience including working on large-scale project types

    • Ability to work with the regulations established by California's HCAI group

    • Strong graphics skills are an essential

    • Knowledge of Revit, 3D Max, SketchUp and other industry-accepted software as well as expertise with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed

    • LEED accreditation or Master's degree in Architecture is a plus

      Please Note: Delays may be experienced if uploading portfolio pdf. Do not exit out of page during upload. We look forward to receiving your application!


Keywords: Northern Impact, San Francisco , Project Architect - S&T, Professions , San Francisco, California

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