Architect - Commercial (4-8 yrs. exp.)

by careers_callisonrtkl 3 years ago Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

CallisonRTKL seeks a mid-level Architect to join its Commercial Practice Group located in Chicago, IL. This position will be responsible for all phases of design including interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating design assignments. This position will develop design concepts for one or more projects under the direct supervision of the senior designer, in a manner consistent with firmwide standards for project delivery. The ideal candidate will be a flexible, team-oriented individual with previous design experience on mid-to-large scale retail, high-rise residential and mixed-use projects.


  • Works closely with senior staff supporting design tasks
  • Serves as project liaison, communicating with clients, consultants and other contacts
  • Leads design development and construction documentation preparation
  • Supports design team with site/context analysis, design concepts, drafting and visualization
  • Produces drawings and renderings
  • Conducts research for the project team
  • Maintains effective communication with team members
  • Coordinates with project consultants
  • Produces graphic presentations and builds computer and physical models
  • Organizes files, materials and displays
  • Participates in client meetings and presentations as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or a design related field
  • 4-8 years of architecture experience
  • Experience working on domestic and/or international mid-to-large scale retail, high-rise residential and mixed-use projects
  • Interiors experience preferred
  • Residential and mixed-use experience preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and concurrently service multiple projects
  • Effective problem solving, interpersonal skills and ability to interface with employees
  • Interacts well with other disciplines and clients in a manner that builds productive relationships
  • Strong graphic and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, SketchUp, Rhino, Revit, 3D Studio and rendering software
  • Proficient in two or more languages preferred, i.e.  Spanish and Mandarin LEED accreditation preferred
  • Professional registration preferred

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