Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering (7GAE) is a Native American owned firm specializing in architecture and engineering services for State, Federal and Tribal governments. Our philosophy is that each generation is responsible to ensure the survival of the seventh generation. This simple yet holistic concept is our approach toward every aspect of our work.
We bring new technologies into our endeavors while keeping the traditional ways of Native American Indian Cultures. Everything about our Core Values is aimed at being the Go-to-Firm for Tribes, Federal and State agencies for physical infrastructure and real estate development and preservation, while providing long term career opportunities for Native American Citizens.
This position is responsible for the delivery of a completed project, including schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration. The project architect must be able to successfully lead a design team with exceptional quality, and within schedule and budget. This position is fully responsible for project delivery, including responding to client needs, creating design solutions, coordinating design sub consultants, and authoring construction documents.
The following in exhaustive list of duties represents a sample of work routinely performed by the Project Architect:
Perform routine to moderately difficult architectural projects with minimal supervision
Carefully prepare working drawings, calculations, specifications, schedules and cost estimates on specific projects
Produce a coordinated set of construction documents, including managing sub consultants and coordinating their work
Ensure that projects meet applicable building codes, ADA guidelines and other Federal and State and Local laws.
Effectively communicate with Principals-in-Charge (PIC), regarding contract documents, change orders and other contract modifications, approvals, and any additional services-related to billing.
Mentor/teach intern architects.
Maintain all drawings, documents and communications in format that is retrievable and efficiently accessed by team members.
Employ problem-solving skills and analysis, and report problems to theVP of Practice, as necessary
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Candidates for thepositionofProject Architect mustmeetthefollowing requirements, as demonstrated through past employment, education, testing, or a combination thereof:
Bachelor's and/or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an?NAAB accredited institution
Registered Architect in Michigan, or able to obtain in 3 months
Minimum 5 years’ experience in an architectural practice
Minimum 1 yearofexperience as project architect
Proficiency in the use of AutoCad and Revit Software
Basic proficiency in business processes, including contractual and legal procedures
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational abilities and technical skills
Experience in all phases of the design process from project planning and concepts through working drawings and construction administration.
Strong problem solving skills related to a wide variety of building projects, from renovation to new construction
Strong design review skills
Willingness to learn and adapt to change
Demonstrated ability to interact in a cooperative and effective manner
Self-motivated, able to multi-task
Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities
Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion
Strong service orientation
Valid driver’s license
Ability to travel as needed
Satisfactory criminal background check
Experience in the Federal Marketplace preferred.
About Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering
Making a positive impact for many generations to come.
Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC was founded in 2012 and is a Tribally-Owned, 8(a), Small Disadvantaged, HUBZone business that is wholly owned by Mno-Bmadsen. Mno-Bmadsen is the investment enterprise of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The principals of Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering have more than 75 years of combined experience in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Planning, and Construction. The firm specializes in the Federal, State, Municipal, Commercial and Tribal markets and is skilled at completing projects on time and at or under budget. Every service is provided with a singular dedication to environmental stewardship.
Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.