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To apply to any of the following positions, email careers@qka.com a PDF of your resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio. No calls, please.

PROJECT ARCHITECT/DESIGNER
Licensed architect or nonregistered professional responsible for particular parts of a project within parameters set by others. Develops design direction on projects and supervises BIM Modeling and document production on a project. This is an exempt and salaried position.

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively as a team and to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Responsible for the development and execution of the project design and leadership of the project team.
  • Technical development of project including responsibility for detailing and specifications.
  • Management of in-house team and direct supervision of the development of the project, both in the BIM Model and 2D documentation, to ensure overall quality and accuracy. Includes development and monitoring of project work plan.
  • Detailed coordination and management of consultant work to identify and resolve conflicts and design issues.
  • Primary point of contact and responsible for communication with client regarding the project in collaboration with the Project Manager/Associate.
  • Responsible for compliance with all building codes, DSA (and other agency) procedures, related forms, applications and processes.
  • Training and mentorship of team members to grow their skill set and increase their knowledge.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Architectural License preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of Architecture, experience with K-12 schools preferred.
  • Must be proficient in the use of BIM software and associated computer programs.
  • Strong written, graphic and verbal communication skills and experience communicatingwith clients and consultants.
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards, and experience working with governmental agencies.
  • Knowledge of sustainable design, construction materials, engineering disciplines and construction techniques.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.

 

JUNIOR DESIGNER
Architecture school graduate working towards licensure. Junior Designers assist in the development of design, technical solutions, production and project documentation under supervision of an Architect. This is a non-exempt position paid hourly.

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively in a team environment and assist as required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Constructing and maintaining the project BIM Model(s) in collaboration with other team members and at the Direction of the Job Captain and Project Architect/Designer.
  • Produce phase deliverable documents and presentation materials according to office standards and the direction of the Job Captain and Project Architect/Designer.
  • Contribute to the project design and technical resolution with support and direction of the Job Captain and Project Architect/Designer.
  • Assist the Job Captain with the review and coordination of consultant BIM Models and 2D work.
  • Assistance with other project tasks as directed by the Job Captain and Project Architect/Designer and in collaboration with other members of the project team.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Architectural degree required.
  • Must be familiar with the use of BIM software and associated computer programs.
  • Good written, graphic and verbal communication skills.
  • Interest in developing knowledge of sustainable design, construction materials, engineering disciplines and construction techniques.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.

Employee Perks Include:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Life/work balance conscious environment
  • Career Development tools.
    • AXP targeted exposure (NCARB Architectural Experience Program)
    • Licensure exam study groups and resources
    • Emerging Professional Mentorship Group

 

ARCHITECTURAL SUMMER INTERN
Architecture school student working towards graduation. Our internship program is individually tailored to your skillset with a focus on your overall growth and exposure to the practice of architecture. Summer Interns are assigned to a primary studio where they assist in the development of design, production and project documentation under supervision of a mentor and Project Architect/Designer. This is an exempt hourly paid position.

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Summer Interns are expected to work collaboratively in a team environment and assist as required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Assisting with BIM Model(s) in collaboration with other team members and at the Direction of the Job Captain and Project Architect/Designer. 
  • Assist in the production of phase deliverable documents and presentation materials at the direction of the mentor and Project Architect/Designer.
  • Contribute to the project design/ technical resolution with support with the direction of your Mentor and Project Architect/Designer.
  • Assistance with other project(s) and tasks as needed.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Actively working towards architectural degree.
  • Must be familiar with the use of BIM software and associated computer programs.
  • Good written, graphic and verbal communication skills.
  • Interest in developing knowledge in all aspects of the profession.
  • Willingness to working collaboratively as part of a team.

Employee Perks Include:

  • Life/work balance conscious work environment
  • Career Development tools.
    • AXP (NCARB’s Architectural Experience Program) targeted exposure to help with your licensure experience hours!
    • Emerging Professionals Mentorship Group
    • Portfolio/Resume assistance/development