Architect - Stantec


Stantec / Chicago, IL / Website


We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 350 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, environmental, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

Our local strength, knowledge, and relationships, coupled with our world-class expertise, have allowed us to go anywhere to meet our clients'​ needs in more creative and personalized ways. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at or find us on our other social media channels.


Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future— join us!

Your Opportunity
You will work with some general guidance and direction from a Senior Designer or Architect as needed. You will be developing elevations, sections, 3D renderings and architectural details for projects. You will be assisting on innovative and creative new prototypes designed with sustainable products with green architecture sensibility as your goals.

Your Key Responsibilities
Responsible for projects of high complexity across a range of scales.
Engages in the development of a design through sketches, physical models, electronic models, diagrams, massing studies, and other visual formats.
Utilizes BIM technologies in development of three dimensional models of buildings and their components.
Participates in design critiques and pin-ups.
Interprets and applies building codes and requirements of other regulatory agencies.
Prepares and revises documentation in various architectural phases including site plans, floor plans, building elevations, building sections and details.
Participates in bidding and negotiation phase and prepare addenda.
Reviews shop drawings and submittals, responds to RFIs, prepares site observation reports and other contract administration tasks.
Leads project coordination and meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner, contractor and sub-contractors.
Participates in client project requirement meetings and value analysis and basic cost estimating.
Assists in the preparation of the project specifications. Coordination of specs with construction documents.
Participates in constructability review.
Conducts quality assurance and quality control on own projects.


Your Capabilities and Credentials
Requisite knowledge and application of accessibility codes, applicable building codes. Also knowledge of building construction systems, means and methods, materials and industry associated standards.
Detailed understanding of all phases of architectural document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.
General knowledge of building construction systems, means and methods, materials, and industry standards.
Experience with healthcare architecture and planning, including participating in user meetings and medical equipment coordination
Ability to conduct space planning, block planning and adjacencies in coordination with building program.
To develop floor plans, wall sections, and details.
To check own work for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule.
To participate and collaborate in a project team setting through all phases of architectural document production.
To engage in creative and critical thought.
To hand sketch and communicate concepts and ideas to others effectively.
To interpret sketches, drawings, building program and other similar material.
To communicate abstract ideas (verbal/written).
Requires understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Revit, AutoCAD, Abobe Creative Suite, SketchUP, Newforma, Sefaira.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field & Registered Architect. Minimum of 5-6 years of experience. LEED Green Associate or LEED AP preferred.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.


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