Hammel, Green & Abrahamson, Inc
Project Architect - Healthcare
HGA is a leading architectural, engineering and planning firm with an excellent opportunity for a talented, ambitious, design professional with good people skills and lots of energy to join our Alexandria, VA Healthcare practice group.
The position requires excellent communication, presentation, time management and people skills as you will work closely with a 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 renderings 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.
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.
Provides technical design input and support for the development of the entire design concept. Responsible for a project’s technical design effort, subsequent detailed design development, project coordination and quality control efforts during all phases of project work, in close collaboration with Senior Designer.
Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions.
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.
Executes applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.).
Establishes architectural budget, task schedule and other components of the project work plan in collaboration with Project Manager.
Implements meeting objectives, facilitates meetings and provides meeting notes documentation.
Maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases, participating in marketing, client and owner presentations as required.
Sets an example for team effort through the spirit of cooperation while directing, organizing and mentoring junior staff.
Bachelor's degree in architecture; Master's degree preferred
Architectural registration required
LEED accreditation preferred
5 to 7 years of experience and includes working on small- to large-scale project types
Strong graphics skills are an essential
Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Max, SketchUp and other industry accepted software as well as expertise with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed
HGA is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other statuses protected by state, local or other applicable laws. This policy extends to all aspects of employment, including recruitment and hiring.
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 founding 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, landscape architects and allied professionals work alongside each other from a building's inception through move-in to develop solutions uniquely suited to each client.