Architect - Commercial (9-15 yrs. exp.)

by careers_callisonrtkl 3 years ago Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

CallisonRTKL seeks a Project Architect to join its Commercial Practice Group located in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will develop technical documentation for one or more projects under the direct supervision of the senior architect, in a manner consistent with firmwide standards for project delivery. The ideal candidate will be a flexible, team-oriented individual with previous design and documentation experience on mid-to-large scale retail, high-rise residential and mixed-use projects. 


  • Works closely with the design leadership to develop constructible solutions
  • Ensures technical integrity of documents using knowledge of applicable code, life safety systems, standards
  • Prepares and/or reviews design and construction documents
  • Performs complex calculations and analytical tasks independently
  • Interfaces and coordinates with large consultant teams
  • Mentors junior staff and helps inform technical solutions to design challenge
  • Manage client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with project consultants
  • Support communication between project team, clients, vendors, contractors, consultants, and building and permitting officials
  • Provide technical guidance and innovative solutions to resolve complex technical and design challenges 
  • Maintain project manual and specifications
  • Experience in construction document preparation and field observation
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship management skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 8 years architecture experience
  • Experience working on domestic and/or international mid-to-large scale retail, high-rise residential and mixed-use projects.
  • Ability to prioritize and concurrently service multiple projects
  • Must have advanced proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • LEED accreditation preferred
  • Professional registration preferred
  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and building structures

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