Senior Project Architect-Health – New York

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Client Overview:

Founded in 1939, the organization is an international top-five architectural firm with 28 offices worldwide and employs more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. Their experience includes projects located in 1,178 cities and 80 countries.

Whether they are creating memorable experiences for sport fans; providing a world away to resort guests; or enabling teens living with cancer to support one another, the architects and designers of the organization believe design can change people’s lives for the better. As the President and CEO so eloquently and succinctly stated “design is a way of thinking. It can uncover hidden opportunities and create meaningful change. Design done right delivers the extraordinary.”

The firm has nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions. the organization has a dedicated research team that digs deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes for everyone. In everything the organization does, it is mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.

The leadership at the organization recognize that the success of firm is predicated by the people they employ and that these people are their single greatest asset. Making the most of their diverse talents allows them to help clients achieve their unique visions, and challenges all their people to push past conventional solutions. They continually strive to attract the best and brightest talent, provides opportunities and career paths for their staff and inspire their people to be the best they can be, both personally and professionally.

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About the role:

The Health Studio in New York was established in 2016 and is led by the Health Practice Leader for New York, she leads all health thought leadership, planning, programming and design projects including major medical facilities in New York, Connecticut and throughout the Northeast. She has over 30 years of dedicated healthcare experience with a hands-on management style and a personal approach to client relationship building. Due to continued growth and success of the Healthcare Studio in New York, the organization is seeking to a well-rounded and career minded architect possessing an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for healthcare design, to be an integral part of their team.

This is a high visibility position, reporting to both the Healthcare Practice Leader and the Office Director of in New York. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading teams of architects, planners and designers in the execution of design and delivery of construction documents on large and complex healthcare projects. Additionally, we are seeking an architect with the ability and desire to mentor and help develop junior and staff level architects and designers. Lastly, this person will collaborate with the Office Director in the development of job costs, job budgets, manpower projections and assist in the management of the financial performance of the healthcare projects.

 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited university
  • Architectural Registration
  • Minimum twelve years of experience in the production and coordination of documents in all phases of large healthcare projects; specific experience with complex phased renovation projects preferred
  • Knowledgeable in Revit and other drafting and presentation tools required
  • Knowledge and significant experience delivering projects in New York City, including NYC building code, zoning, BOD, BSA and ULURP

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all project team efforts to facilitate effective execution of project design and delivery of construction documents
  • Responsible for technical completeness and accuracy of documents
  • Responsible for input and review of building system details and specifications
  • Coordinate design group interaction both internally and externally
  • Establish productive working relationships, and deal effectively and cooperatively with team members, consultants, and government agencies
  • Assist in the development and management of production schedule
  • Assist in the development of job costs, job budget and manpower projections
  • Assist in the management of the financial performance of healthcare projects
  • Responsible for mentoring and coaching junior and staff level architects
  • Promote the values and culture of the organization
  • Listen and communicate effectively and professionally in a wide variety of settings inside and outside the firm.

 

Personal Characteristics: 

  • Confident yet humble, with a “we not me” collaborative mindset.
  • Ability to lead and inspire project teams with integrity, commitment, and dedication to accomplish client, project, and firm objectives.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work as part of a team or independently, depending upon the situation.
  • Demonstrate motivation in seeking new responsibilities and challenges
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