As a Project Architect, you will engage in all aspects of residential projects while working alongside our Principal Architect, including design, production of construction documents, schedule management and client communications. Project types vary from remodel and additions to new, multi-unit buildings.
Develop presentation floor plans and elevations in AutoCAD.
Build 3D Sketch Up models that communicate the feel and direction of the design intent.
Preparation of construction documents.
Follow CAD and Office standards.
Preparation and modification of architectural documents, elevations, sections, and details.
Working with the team on scheduling, construction documentation and client communications.
Performs administrative support responsibilities as requested.
Maintain a good knowledge of local and national building codes.
Strong commitment to personal growth and learning, while sharing to help the entire team.
Professional Degree (BA) in Architecture from an accredited program.
Minimum of 5 years of experience producing residential design and construction documents for residential projects in Chicago and/or the surrounding suburbs.
High proficiency in design, rendering, 3D modeling, and graphics.
Proficiency in SketchUp and AutoCAD
Creative problem-solving skills, space planning, and detailing.
Ability to effectively meet deadlines in a fast-paced studio and excel in a team environment.
A self-starter with strong communication and organizational skills.
About Compass Architecture
Compass Architecture is a full-service design firm specializing in residential and light commercial architecture. Residential projects vary in scale from multi-family developments to single-family homes and include new construction, additions, renovations and small-scale projects such as decks, porches and built-ins. Commercial projects include office fit-outs, coffee shops and multi-use salons.
Compass is dedicated to the highest level of customer service coupled with design that is respectful of the client’s wishes, the client’s budget, the environment as well as the past. Compass also strives to have a diverse staff and to provide a family-friendly work-life balance.