HGA is an award winning, interdisciplinary design firm with architects, engineers, planners, lighting designers, landscape architects, and interior designers working together to create holistic designs for healthcare, the arts, community, education, corporations, government and district/campus energy clients. This is an exciting opportunity in our Alexandria, VA office for a talented Project Architect to join our team.
The position requires excellent communication, a positive attitude, time management and technical skills as you will collaborate in a team environment and work closely with the Senior Designer and Project Manager developing non-routine and complex design concepts in a manner responsive to the client's needs and deadlines. Depending on project type and scope, you must be able to determine the right amount of effort needed to generate mid- to high-level documents in an efficient and timely manner. The candidate will also have multiple opportunities for client interaction and will help our team maintain a commitment to design and quality for all types of projects.
Preferred candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree in architecture; Master’s degree preferred
Architectural registration required
8-10 years of experience (performing arts and cultural projects preferred)
LEED accreditation preferred
Knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, 3DS Max, SketchUp, and other industry accepted software as well as expertise with project management software, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed
COBie experience a plus
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:
Develops a thorough understanding of projects’ design philosophy and provides major input in developing a design and building performance strategy and effectively conveys this to assigned team members when appropriate.
Responsible for an integrated approach to design, management, and technical design and subsequent detailed design development, project coordination and quality control efforts during all phases of project work, in close collaboration with the Senior Designer.
Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions.
Demonstrates strong project team leadership skills with an interest in project management.
Actively collaborates with and coordinates work of consultants and knowledge resources to ensure the project deliverables are coordinated, integrated and support the design concept and performance goals of the project.
Contributes to the preparation of design documents and leads the detailed development of construction documents during all project phases, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation.
Advances the production of schematic, design development and construction documents drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule, cost and design intent.
Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems.
Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD’s for conformance with design.
Performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI’s, RFP’s, change orders, etc.)
Prepares reports and specifications; reviews completed reports, plans, cost estimates and calculations.
Maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases, participating in marketing, client and owner presentations as required.
HGA is both team-oriented and employee-friendly, and social activities are integrated into our office culture. We offer challenge, recognition and personal visibility with an opportunity to be part of some great projects.
HGA is an integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm that helps prepare its clients for the future. By understanding their cultural and business needs, we help clients realize their organization's vision and potential through responsive, innovative and sustainable design. We achieve this through multidisciplinary collaboration, knowledge sharing and design investigation.
Our foundin...g principals--Richard Hammel, Curt Green and Bruce Abrahamson--established precedence for collaboration, aesthetic achievement and client service since our founding in 1953. These criteria still inspire HGA today as architects, engineers, interior designers and allied professionals work alongside each other from a building's inception through move-in to develop solutions uniquely suited to each client.
Throughout our history, we have pursued new design directions to deliver the greatest value to our clients.