Senior Project Architect

  • Full Time
  • San Diego. California
  • Posted 2 months ago


We are expanding to San Diego! We are experiencing explosive growth in the Science and Technology arena and have exciting opportunities for a Project Architect and Sr. Project Architect to support our Seattle design team and help us establish a San Diego studio. Our presence is substantial with projects in San Diego, La Jolla, and surrounding areas. We are seeking licensed Architects with experience with local entitlement processes, the San Diego building department, CEQA, Coastal Commission and local zoning codes. You will interact regularly with our team, meet, and help manage local consultants. You will have well rounded skills and be an individual who emotes passion, curiosity, and with innovative ideas to help us expand our award-winning local presence.

Reporting directly to the Seattle Managing Director, you will initially work from home with an anticipated San Diego Office opening in early January. Visit our projects and our people at

Sr. Project Architect (Salaried/Exempt Position)

Common and baseline responsibilities of a  SR. PROJECT ARCHITECT, include but are not limited to:

Responsible for leading all phases of the design process with a high level of proficiency and expertise while adhering to firm and project goals and standards of excellence in design, execution, and living design.
Leads project documentation execution, construction plans, and details, ensuring quality control and completion.
Understands and responds to technical implications and design decisions.
Directs the production of shop drawings, material samples, and construction documents for conformance with design.
Assures execution of agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.).
Contributes to project marketing pursuits, proposal preparation, and interviews.
Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and engineering systems relevant to project.
Reviews work for accuracy, omissions, legibility, and for document compliance and in accordance with the Project Delivery Manual.
Leads collaborative teams in design reviews, charettes, and pin-ups.
Demonstrates strong and effective communication and direction which inspires high team performance.
Mentors staff and provides oversight of assignments.
Accountable for effective coordination with partners and consultants.
A high-level summary of critical, baseline technical skills and certifications.

General Proficiencies (including, but not limited to):


Building codes

Site analysis

Preliminary design studies

Contract documents

Field measurements

Life safety requirements


Construction contract administration

Advanced Revit

Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite/Affinity

Proficiency in Revit

Essential Requirements:

Typical Years of Requisite Experience 10-15+

Effective interpersonal communication skills, verbal, listening and written

Problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and motivation to learn

Collaborative and professional work ethic


In Progress:

LEED GA within 6 months of hire

Professional Accreditation in one area of Living Design that interests you: LEED AP with Specialty, BREEAM AP, WELL AP, SITES AP, CPHC/CPHE Passive House Institute Certified Passive House, or RELi AP

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume and work samples. Include your resume and a compact, representative sample of your work (no larger than 4MB).

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The safety of all employees is a priority during COVID, and we presently require everyone to be fully vaccinated to enter our studio or attend in person client meetings or visit job sites. No waiver of requirement that the position advertised includes the capacity to be present in the studio is expressly or impliedly waived.

At Perkins and Will, we believe that inclusion spurs creativity and that innovation is born from an engaged culture of diverse people and ideas. By moving beyond barriers and stereotypes of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status; we are committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of the communities and clients we serve