Project Architect - Civic Projects Architecture


Civic Projects Architecture / Chicago, IL, IL United States / Website


Civic Projects Architecture is a Chicago-based practice with a focus on high quality design, collaborative problem solving, construction administration, social and environmental justice and research-based strategic thinking. We believe in the value of experimenting with multiple design solutions. Our practice revolves around designing a wide range of building types including Educational Buildings, Not-For-Profit Institutions, Retail Spaces, Multi-Family and Single-Family Residential Rehabs and New Buildings, Mixed Use Buildings and Museum + Exhibition Spaces.

We are a small firm that believes the practice of architecture needs to evolve. Our approach is highly participatory. We expand the role of architecture to include community engagement, client development, and neighborhood revitalization on several scales. We work closely with both clients and stakeholders and engage in research to develop work that addresses our client’s particular needs and the site’s specific context.

Current projects include the museum design of the Obama Presidential Center with Ralph Appelbaum Associates, work with several non profits including Sunshine Enterprises, Global Citizen Experience - Lab School (new downtown location) and Chicago Public Schools. .

We understand and deeply believe in each project’s potential to catalyze community activity and strengthen local bonds. We bring this mindset to all our projects, no matter the scale. Civic Projects Architecture is a City of Chicago and State of Illinois Certified Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business.


We are seeking a talented and detail-oriented Project Architect with a keen sense of design to join our committed team. You must be open-minded and passionate about excellence in architecture and design. Responsibilities include leading all phases of a project from concept design through construction. Projects range in scope and scale and phases include outreach, programming, code/zoning analysis, design research, construction document coordination, specification writing, bidding, permitting, and construction administration.


At a minimum, the candidate shall have demonstrated experience as follows:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
A minimum of 6 years of experience
The desire to help lead a firm
The maturity and seriousness to independently lead projects
Ability and desire to mentor team members to encourage a high level of design and work ethic
Experience managing teams
City of Chicago code and permitting knowledge is a plus
Ability to put together a full set of drawings and specifications with minimum oversight
Knowledge of specifications and contract documentation
Employ quality assurance and quality control methods
A high level of proficiency in AutoCad & REVIT and 3D visualization
Strong design and technical skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and clients


Commensurate with Experience


Monica Chadha
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