Lead Designer/ Architect

Architectural Building Arts, Inc.
Job Description
Architectural Building Arts, Inc. is opening its doors for our Lead Designer/Architect  position. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years experience as a Designer/Architect.
A background in remodeling is preferred. This position requires a creative and unique individual who is self motivated, dependable, an effective communicator, and efficient with time management. As a lead designer you will work with our sales team to create enriching spaces that bring lasting value to our clients, their families, and their homes.
Our company has a reputation for producing high-end quality projects on time, on budget, on purpose.  If you would like an opportunity to work with a team of professionals committed to success and personal development then Architectural Building Arts is the place to apply. Please send your resume to remodel@designbuildmadison.com.
Job Requirements:
  • 4 years academic training in residential Design/Architecture
  • 10 years work experience with emphasis on harmonized integration of existing & new
  • Knowledge of remodeling structural issues and a comfortable ability to interact professionally with Engineers & Architects we contract with
  • Knowledge of current building and zoning codes
  • Proficient design, drafting, & rendering skills
  • Possess competent computer skills in the following areas:
  • Chief Architect or CAD related software
  • Apple OS w/ networking
  • Apple Office Suite and Daylite would be helpful
  • Knowledge and experience with Builder Trend is a plus
  • Possess competent preliminary estimating & costing knowledge
  • Possess strong ‘high-end’ Client relations, sales, & negotiating abilities
  • Ability to work well in a team design situation as well as on your own
  • Interest & desire to work within the Design-Build framework
Job Duties:
  • Attend and actively participate in preliminary Design-Build sales calls.
  • Work with sales to define scope & set construction budgets for Design-Build agreements
  • Develop a project design schedule with sales & production that will work for our Client & be willing to present this along with the design agreement
  • Develop, organize, produce, & present the entire design system from programming budget & scope to final construction drawings
  • Work with Sales & Estimating to maintain clear Client feed back as to price implications as design progresses to finished plans
  • Produce buildable permit ready plans within the agreed upon production & estimating schedule
  • Define selections as needed by Sales & Estimating for pricing & production handoff
  • Maintain clear & concise notes on all Client meetings & phone calls, keep them up to date in Client data base or job file
  • Work with Sales & Estimating to complete preliminary estimate, final contract estimate, and production field package
  • Work directly with Clients to facilitate timely decisions on all selections & necessary finishes, record and pass information to the appropriate person for ordering
  • Be available to respond promptly to any issues that need design input during production
  • Maintain a strong supportive stance with Client & production during entire design-build process
  • Develop a lead generating base through your personal & professional connections
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