Project Architect

COMPANY INFO

Wight & Company / Darien, IL United States

ABOUT THE COMPANY

At Wight & Company, we believe in the power exceptionally designed and built spaces have to positively impact people’s lives, whether those spaces are where they live, learn, work, or play. That’s why we pioneered integrated Design & Delivery, a model that brings architecture, engineering, and construction under one roof to streamline the complex process of bringing buildings and spaces to life. For more than 75 years, our team of professionals has blended exceptional design with sustainable planning and construction principles to create vibrant, healthy, high-performing environments. We were the first company to receive Green Firm Certification from the Sustainable Performance Institute (SPI), and are the architect of more than 80 LEED certified or registered projects. Although our work is widespread, our hometown roots are deep. Some of our most notable local achievements include master planning for the Village of Oak Brook, restoration of the magnificent Tiffany Dome at the Chicago Cultural Center, design of the $89 million New Trier High School renovation, and design and construction of The Hatchery, a new food business incubator in Chicago’s East Garfield Park community. For more information about us, visit www.wightco.com.

ABOUT THE JOB

Responsibilities: • Lead project teams in development of aesthetic and technical design; • Advanced architecture detailing; • Lead in the production of architectural design and construction documents including details and specifications; • Develop, check and coordinate technical aspects of design of a project; • Review of CDs to ensure compliance with firm standards, mechanical, building systems, codes and ADA requirements; • Coordination of building systems with consultants; • Supervise/mentor junior level staff; • Track project budgets. • Client contact;

REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS

Qualifications: • 7-12 years’ experience with Commercial, Institutional and Municipal projects; • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture; • Licensed Architect • LEED AP or BP+C certification desirable; • Past production experience in a fast-paced environment; • Strong organization, communication, technical and graphics skills; • Advanced written and verbal communication skills; • Proficient in Revit; • Intermediate knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and 3D software; • Experience in and readiness to lead the technical details of projects. We offer competitive benefits, employee mentorship, a friendly work culture and a great office environment in which to work. Please visit our website at www.wightco.com and forward your resume in Word or pdf format to hr@wightco.com for immediate consideration.

SALARY

$60,000 - $75,000

CONTACT TO APPLY

Kathleen Prock
hr@wightco.com