Project Manager/Architect


Shumaker Design + Build Associates / Evanston, Illinois United States


In 2009, Garry and Suzanne launched Shumaker Design + Build Associates in Evanston, Illinois, an Architect-led design build firm, just north of Chicago, filling a desire to work for a wider range of clients.

While In New York and continuing in Chicago, we have been the project architect for various scales of high quality residential, restaurant and retail projects. Throughout our career we have continued to expand and build upon our own consulting practice which began in Brooklyn NY,  with landmark storefronts and high end retail spaces. We remain focused on thoughtful residential remodeling, landmark homes and a wide range of restaurant, commercial build-outs, project management and consulting.  

Drawn to expansive windows that allow natural light to stream in throughout the day, we designed our street-level studio together, opting to use simple and inexpensive materials as the backdrop that would highlight our team’s skillsets and showcase who we are as a firm. Our space often serves as inspiration to clients and has been the springboard to designs for other spaces.


We’re looking for a Project Architect | Designer with 8-12 years of experience in all facets of project design: programming, schematic design, coordination with clients and consultants, CD’s, permitting, bidding / pricing, CO and Construction Management for our design build projects. 

In addition to strong design and technical expertise, we are looking for someone who is a creative problem solver and self-motivated who will take ownership of projects and integrate with our office environment. The ability to draw by hand, strong presentation, client engagement, communication and organizational skills are essential. 

Interested candidates should submit their resume, portfolio and CD samples in PDF format with salary requirements.
You will hear back from us in a week if we are interested in setting up an interview. 


B.Arch or M.Arch

Minimum of 8-12 years relevant experience in an architecture studio including design, construction documents , const. observation and construction managment. 

Coordinate with consultants, owner’s representatives, contractors and architectural team members

Manage projects through all phases from schematic design to construction administration

Perform zoning and building code research

Must be proficient in SketchUp, Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft office. 

Freehand drawing skills

Strong leadership, organization and communication skills 

Construction knowledge or field experience required, as we are design build. 


Compensation based on experience


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