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Your Role

As a Gensler Architect, your job is to combine creativity and technical knowledge with business skills and understanding to produce functionally beautiful spaces for our clients. As a member of our Lifestyle Studio, you will be a part of a team that creates impactful experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime. Your successful track record on architectural projects and ability to problem solve both individually and as part of a team make Gensler a perfect place to cultivate your career.

What You Will Do

  • Manage multiple aspects of client, team and project design and coordination, including full documentation coordination with consultants (structural, MEP, lighting, AV, acoustical, accessibility, building envelope, life safety, etc.)
  • Manage communication between project team, client, vendors, contractors, and consultants
  • Resolve complex technical and design issues with team to produce innovative technical/constructible solutions
  • Lead production of drawings, specifications and construction administration tasks
  • Responsible for oversight and delivery of documents with design intent and top-notch technical quality
  • Resolves complex technical/design issues and detailing and provides guidance and mentorship to team
  • Maintain and oversee the project manual and specifications
  • Conduct on-site observations and document site reviews
  • Process submittals/substitution requests during construction and address RFIs
  • Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project
  • Actively participate and contribute to the financial performance of project
  • Ensure projects conform to contract
  • Actively leading teams for successful delivery of projects
  • Managing client expectations, team communication and oversight of consultant coordination
  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programs
  • Establish and maintain ongoing, productive client relationships through successful project delivery

Your Qualifications

  • Registered Architect
  • 10+ years of related experience, including demonstrated success on Mixed-Use, Cities & Urban Design, and/or Sports projects
  • Proficient in Revit
  • Experience with Rhino, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and MS Office is preferred
  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures
  • Ability to understand how buildings are constructed and to create technical documents that succinctly describe the work to be done
  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle and design process through post-occupancy
  • Flexibility to focus on concurrent projects in various stages of development
  • A quick learner with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent written + verbal communication and client relationship management skills
  • Collaborative and team-conscious
  • Ability to handle difficult situations with tact, grace and style
  • Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships through successful project delivery
  • LEED accreditation preferred

*This role is not remote; we look forward to working with our new Architect in our incredible Washington, D.C. office.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.