The Architectural Designer will be working with the company's Development Managers to maintain the day-to-day design activities for all new projects including scope, design contracts, design schedule, weekly design meeting and design presentation to ownership. The Architectural Designer will also be responsible for pulling together feasibility studies internally, including massing studies (Sketch Up) and/or site layout (AutoCad). Together with the Production Team, the Architectural Designer will review shop drawings, Value Engineering options, change orders and field changes.
Preparing massing studies and yield analysis for various potential sites.
Assisting design director with assembling preliminary scope of work for preconstruction pricing.
Coordinating weekly design progress calls/meetings, including meeting notes and next steps follow up.
Reviewing of all design documents throughout the design process from conceptual to construction documents. Examine construction plans for compliance with all adopted codes (architectural/life safety, accessibility, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical), federal standards, constructability, FHA regulations, and Buckingham design standards.
Drafting design schedule.
Entering ownership review/comments and approval of shop drawings and submittals into Procore.
Providing VE alternative options to Pre-Construction for pricing based on new products coming on line.
Insuring the Buckingham brand is consistent throughout the portfolio.
Insuring the design intent is kept through the design process and construction all the way to unit delivery.
Preparing all design reviews for all internal reviewers and packaging feedback to the design team.
Preparing design binders and boards for approval by ownership.
Commissioning Peer review and coordinate deliverables and timelines.
Drafting of AIA B101 and Professional service agreement for design team.
Assisting in creating and maintaining the development and design specifications and ensure the most current version is utilized as each project commences.
Organizing design team meetings and provide feedback and guidance to ownership during design.
Coordinating payments to professional service providers to ensure all invoices are processed accurately.
Assisting in completing necessary forms and assemble information packages for zoning requests and permitting.
Assisting in development budgets for prospective projects and update such budgets as project design changes and better cost assumptions are learned.
Following established design document filing and organization procedure.
Providing technical assistance to management team for existing portfolio rehabs and special projects.
Required Skills & Experience:
Proficient in Adobe CS5 or higher, especially, Photoshop, InDesign and acrobat pro, AutoCad, Blue Beam, Sketch Up and Revit.
Proficient with FTP and cloud file storage platforms like Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, etc.
Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Projects and Excel.
Strong graphic skill sets and ability to pull information for design presentation independently.
Strong understanding of building design and ability to follow design trends.
Strong time/project management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently with little direction and take creative direction from designers and clients.
Examination, interpretation and enforcement of building codes and standards.
At Buckingham, our standard is to push the standard. We take a custom approach to all of our projects, big or small. Real estate is an investment and it's our number one priority to maximize that investment. Through expertise, research, and inspired design, we create a personalized experience for residents and guests. To our team, it's more than just development, construction and property manageme...nt; it's about creating a superior environment to live, stay or play. It's this approach that is what makes us a partner you can count on and it has helped us grow from a modest rental company in 1984 to a company that today manages nearly $1 billion in real estate assets. At Buckingham, an entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and passion blend with unparalleled industry expertise and management systems to deliver exceptional results. Our people drive our success. We strive to never settle. That’s what makes us Buckingham.