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Architectural Designer - L31


by careers_callisonrtkl 3 years ago Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

CallisonRTKL seeks an Architectural Designer to join its Los Angeles office.

Responsibilities

With preliminary direction from a licensed architect, analyze client needs and develop approaches in and/or coordinate all phases of architectural design for large scale Corporate/Commercial, retail and entertainment projects, including new construction, renovation, modifications to existing structural systems, space planning, custom detailing; translate clients' functional and spatial requirements for structures into feasible design solutions, incorporating LEED sustainable design, custom detailing, structural engineering principles and building systems into large-scale international mixed-use projects; participate in project team discussions to provide recommendations when revisions from government agencies, planning officials, clients and other stakeholder groups are necessary; prepare presentations, participate in meetings with clients, consultants, contractors, and public agencies on a given project; assist in ‘Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Schedule,’ including developing and detailing fixture packages and finish selection; develop lighting layout and design based on understanding of photometric data; coordinate with performance-driven design team and incorporate weather data analysis to identify passive design potential based on the local climate and building use to minimize building energy needs and maximize the energy savings; use “T-Arch sun” to conduct local sun shadow analysis for international mixed-use project; conduct research for international building codes compliance, barrier free compliance, coordinating with code consultants and verifying the design in compliance with international code requirements; develop site design studies requiring site photography, code research, site plans, site sections, 3D digital massing and physical site modeling, floor plans, building elevations, sections and perspectives and diagrams; develop documents for all design phases, including documenting architectural plans, elevations, and details using 2D/3D modeling using Autodesk AutoCAD, Rhinocero, Sketchup, Autodesk Revit and related BIM, 2D and 3D Modeling software; coordinate with renderers and physical model makers; free hand sketch using pencils or marker drawings such as perspectives, axonometrics, space plans, elevations and details for presentations; develop exterior envelope design requiring elevations, sections, details and axonometric drawings; conduct material and product research for exteriors; recommend materials to be used and assist in estimating quantities required; coordinate with and assist in obtaining approvals from clients and state and local agencies having jurisdiction over projects; interpret traffic impact analysis and management plans and analyze as built plans, photographs, notes, and other input material to determine best approaches for completion of drawings to solve technical issues of design in relation to sites and buildings; perform necessary modifications of drawings as construction projects progress and changes in dimensions, materials, and other aspects of design arise from clients and architect of records’ input; assist in the implementation of firm-wide strategies and collaborate with design teams to ensure sustainable design success, provide support and guidance firm-wide, and focus on the seamless rollout of sustainable; prepare LEED documentation; analyze sketches, photographs, notes, and site survey of existing conditions & other input material to coordinate design drawings with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection (MEP/FP), structural, A/V, food service/kitchen, site, landscape, code, acoustical, sustainability, and lighting consultants via phone, emails and in-person meetings to incorporate engineering systems into architectural designs to produce design development drawings; assist the Project Manager in establishing task schedule and manpower; assist in coordinating project consultant agreements and project budgets; coordinate project data and transmission and all electronic communications utilizing CA Database, Newforma, or other approved software; review tender/construction documents and shop drawings prepared by others; collaborate with other lead professionals to ensure design and documentation are in accordance with project expectations; respond to written requests for clarification of design intent expressed in design consulting documents; review materials and mock-ups for conformance with the design intents; prepare field observation reports; assist in identifying and quantifying tasks outside the scope of the Owner-Architect agreement for negotiation of additional services; assist Project Manager to draft proposals for pursuits and on fee collection; assist in vendor’s payment applications.


Requirements


Bachelor of Architecture (5 year) or foreign equivalent plus 2 years of experience to include assisting all phases of architectural design for large scale Corporate/Commercial, retail and entertainment projects, including new construction, renovation, modifications to existing structural systems, space planning, custom detailing; translating clients' functional and spatial requirements for structures into feasible design solutions, incorporating LEED sustainable design, custom detailing, structural engineering principles and building systems into large-scale international mixed-use projects; assisting in ‘Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Schedule,’ including developing and detailing fixture packages and finish selection; conducting research for international building codes compliance, barrier free compliance; coordinating with code consultants and verifying the design in compliance with international code requirements; developing site design studies requiring site photography, code research, site plans, site sections, 3D digital massing and physical site modeling, floor plans, building elevations, sections and perspectives and diagrams; coordinating with performance-driven design team and incorporating weather data analysis to identify passive design potential; using “T-Arch sun” to conduct local sun shadow analysis for international mixed-use project; performing necessary modifications as indicated by Project Architect and Design director to in-progress sets of design development and construction documents; preparing presentations, participate in meetings with clients, consultants, contractors, and public agencies on a given project; performing free hand sketch using pencils or marker drawings such as perspectives, axonometrics, space plans, elevations and details for presentations; developing exterior envelope design requiring elevations, sections, details and axonometric drawings; conducting material and product research for exteriors; coordinating with renderers and physical model makers; coordinating concept design drawings with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection (MEP/FP), structural, A/V, food service/kitchen, site, landscape, code, acoustical, sustainability, and lighting consultants via phone, emails and in-person meetings to incorporate engineering systems into architectural designs to produce design development drawings; collaborating with other lead professionals to ensure design and documentation are in accordance with project expectations; assisting the Project Manager in establishing task schedule and manpower; coordinating project data and transmission and all electronic communications utilizing CA Database, Newforma, or other approved software; reviewing materials and mock-ups for conformance with the design intents, preparing field observation reports.


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