Martinez+Johnson Architecture, PC a Washington, DC based architectural firm, specializing in the design of cultural and performing arts facilities, are looking for an experienced Project Architect to join our office in a full-time capacity. We are looking for an architect with strong leadership qualities. The primary role will be to plan, organize, and manage the design and technical production of projects, coordinating all phases of planning, design, documentation, and construction administration.
Job Responsibilities include:
Supervise and manage the completion of all design phases on schedule and within budget.
Manage the activities of a design and production team on a daily basis.
Deliver high quality presentation, design drawings and construction documents that can be easily interpreted by government agencies and easily utilized by contractors.
Manage client relationships in a manner that leads to satisfaction, great design, and repeat business.
Coordinate effectively with technical consultants including but not limited to: structural engineers, MEP engineers, civil engineers, and landscape architects.
Job Requirements include:
Professional degree in architecture; professional registration.
Minimum 5-8 years of experience as an architect / designer in the architecture profession.
Extensive knowledge of architectural detailing, current construction standards, and building systems.
Understanding of architectural design and related fields.
Expertise in AutoCAD, Revit and other graphic and business software and their application in development of design through construction document packages.
Knowledge of building codes.
The ability to successfully complete the permitting process.
Leadership role in construction administration.
Excellent communication and critical thinking skills.
The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to manage junior staff on assigned projects
Applicants who have worked at small to medium avant-garde design studios and on medium to large scale projects will receive favorable review. Preservation experience also valuable.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive
About Martinez & Johnson Architecture
Firm: Drawing on the partners' experience working together over the past twenty years, Martinez+ Johnson Architecture has established an expertise in three main architectural areas:Live entertainment facilitiesThe restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structuresCommercial buildings in urban areasThe design of complex, multi-functional facilities through the creative integration of existing buildings with contemporary additions extends their useful life and revitalizes growing urban neighborhoods.Martinez+Johnson Architecture brings skill and enthusiasm to design efforts utilizing a process involving understanding building owners and end users requirements, both current and future, and merging these goals with a very high level of design sensitivity and expertise at large, intermediate, and small scales. The firm’s practice seeks to enhance the quality of public life within a community. This is achieved through the promotion of the public realm into the life of the neighborhoods.Partners: All activities of the firm are conducted through the combined direction of the two partners, Gary Martinez, AIA, and Thomas E. Johnson, AIA. Each project receives the attention of at least... one, if not both, partners at all times as the firm undertakes and addresses the concerns and needs of its clients and the communities in which its practice occurs.Practice: Through highly recognized experience and demonstrated sensitivity in preservation and rehabilitation skills, the architectural practice of Martinez+Johnson Architecture is uniquely qualified to provide successful conceptual solutions to the design of new buildings and additions within historic contexts. Our experience with preservation and neighborhood groups enables us to successfully elicit the support and approval of these organizations.Similarly, the firm’s non-historic work is developed at the partners’ direction in a studio atmosphere. Our clients participate strongly in this process, contributing to the goal of design and functional excellence.