Elliott Architects, an award-winning residential design firm, is seeking a project architect with relevant experience in custom residential architecture. We maintain a collaborative, design-focused practice that prioritizes the role of site and environment to create architecture that is an appropriate synthesis of client, place, and time.
With each project, you will meet with clients to discuss the initial design, prepare budgets, create the final design, and observe the entire construction process from start to finish. You should have in-depth knowledge of architectural design, experience with project management, and excellent communication skills. We are searching for someone who is able to translate conceptual ideas into a fully built design with a high level of thought and detail.
Project Architect Responsibilities:
Drafting building plans for high-end residential construction projects and small institutional or commercial work
Coordination with consultants: structural and mechanical engineers, landscape architects, and lighting and interior designers
Visiting the site regularly to ensure construction adheres to the design documents
Creating progress reports, time schedules, and budgets
Sketching to communicate design ideas (digitally or by hand)
3D modeling and rendering in Sketchup to convey schematic and design development level concepts
Use of presentation related software like Photoshop and InDesign
Advanced knowledge of drafting software including AutoCAD and SketchUp. REVIT is a plus
Excellent communication and reporting skills
Ability to translate concepts into functional construction designs
Knowledge of construction in wood, steel, and concrete; interior planning, and the ability to assemble a complete construction set of drawings, schedules, and specifications
The ability to work collaboratively with clients, contractors, consultants and within the office.
Project Architect Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in architecture.
State of Maine architecture certification or NCARB certificate
Minimum 10 years of experience
Portfolio of completed projects
Experience with high-level design projects
Why Elliott Architects?
Elliott Architects offers a stimulating team-oriented design environment where our employees are challenged to bring their best creative spirit to their work. Our studio thrives on engagement, learning and innovation. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a relaxing and friendly work environment, and an opportunity to gain experience with unique residential projects located on extraordinary sites. Team members are offered flexible hours, comprehensive benefits, including medical and vision; SIMPLE IRA; generous paid time off; as well as an annual discretionary bonus opportunity for all employees. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Letters of interest, resume and portfolio should be sent to email@example.com
We are an architectural firm in Blue Hill, Maine engaged in the design and renovation of residential and institutional buildings. Much of our work is on the Maine coast and islands, and it is this extraordinary environment – natural, cultural and architectural – that provides our starting point and inspiration.
A common theme of work in progress at Elliott Architects is our search for an architecture that expresses something essential and authentic about its owner, place, and time.
This search requires that we continually refine our skills of engaged dialogue with our clients, discovering the uniqueness of each site on which we build, understanding the nature of materials with which we work, and honoring traditions of craftsmanship. As an office, we seek clarity and reduction, and work to achieve an appropriate balance of tradition and modernity in our design. We view sustainability as something that is integral with the design process, our relationship with the client, and the construction methods of each building.
Excellent clients are inseparable from excellent projects, and we appreciate when they are involved and have high expectations for us. Most importantly, w...e are committed to setting and achieving high standards for the design, the process, and the technical aspects of our work.