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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

SENIOR ARCHITECT – GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Posted: 26 Nov 2019

TSK Architects is a highly acclaimed architecture, planning and interior design firm headquartered in Henderson, Nevada with offices in Los Angeles, Reno, Grand Rapids and Shanghai.

We first opened our doors in 1960, and quickly established a reputation for design excellence and superior client service. Today, our practice is grounded in the belief that ideas embodied in a design should be progressive and of our time, that site and context must play an integral role in the development of a building, and that the smallest detail of any building can be just as important to the design as larger and more apparent design language.

Furthermore, people who know us well will tell you that we`re characteristically collaborative – we take great pride in fostering a strong team ethic between our employees and project stakeholders to design buildings which inspire communities and fulfill their needs for decades.

Role 

We’re seeking a smart, creative, energetic and self-motivated Senior Architect to join our Grand Rapids, Michigan studio, where you’ll be responsible for the development of technical drawings, providing experiential and technical knowledge to solve design and construction issues, communicating priorities to both internal and external project teams, developing and enforcing Revit standards, and assisting the Project Manager in implementing the project work plan.

What You`ll Do

  • Develop all phases of projects, including programming, consultant coordination, conceptual designs, presentations, schematic design, design development, construction documents, specifications and construction administration

  • Ensure client satisfaction through ongoing communication, interaction and guidance; represent TSK at client meetings and presentations; communicate complex design concepts

  • Lead, develop, and mentor architectural design teams

  • Collaborate with colleagues and leaders on business development

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited university; Master's degree preferred

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in design, technical detailing and coordination of documents in all phases of architectural practice

  • 3+ years of experience utilizing BIM technologies, specifically Autodesk Revit, in the development of three-dimensional building models and documentation for construction

  • Experience creating and developing overall design concepts and formulating design presentation strategies that incorporate an understanding of sector trends

  • Highly motivated and able to work both self-directed and in interdisciplinary teams

  • Experience coordinating projects with team members, government agencies, utilities and consultants

  • Interested in sustainable design and the craft of construction

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing

  • Passionate about design excellence and willing to ensure the design intent is followed through all phases

Preferred Qualities

  • Architectural experience in education, civic, judicial and commercial facilities from concept through construction. 

  • Extensive knowledge of materials, systems and the development of details.

  • Digital graphic skills and conceptual modeling capabilities in Sketchup, Rhino, Adobe Suite, etc.

Submission 

If TSK sounds like the kind of place you'd like to work, just email a cover letter and resume outlining your past work and project history to: grandrapids@tska.com.  Selected applicants will be asked to submit their portfolio.