Mid Level or Senior Project Architect

Bora Architects Published: May 3, 2017
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Bora is an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, with an office of 65 people working with clients across the country. Our expertise includes cultural facilities, educational buildings, residential design and workplace environments. Our work is recognized for its emphasis on beauty, craft and innovative functionality.  Passion for new solutions, sustainability and positive social impact has driven our practice from the beginning. But nothing is more fundamental to our work than our deep commitment to involving our clients in the creative process. We believe that meaningful architecture can transform the lives of everyone it touches.

We are seeking candidates with 5-15 years of experience who excel at critical design thinking, are creative problem solvers, and bring exceptional technical skills.  Applicants should be self-motivated to meet project deadlines, possess a skillful design vocabulary, and be prepared to lead and contribute to developing innovative design solutions with skill and grace in a collaborative environment.

Primary Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Identify all regulatory requirements and required approval processes
  • Establish drawing requirements, formats, and preliminary drawing list for owner and consultant review
  • On-going quality control for program, cost and code compliance
  • Lead Design Development and Construction Document phases coordinating all consultant work, systems, detail cost estimates, value engineering
  • Respond to client review comments
  • Develop bid alternates where desired
  • Develop and review construction documents and specifications
  • Point contact for bidding process, answering questions, issuing addenda if necessary
  • Point contact during Construction Administration; attend construction meetings; answer questions, RFI’s, Change Orders; develop meeting notes; review submittals, shop drawings, punch lists; provide Construction Observation Reports
  • Maintain construction drawings, posting all changes, provide record drawings and other closeout procedures at completion
  • Co-lead post-occupancy review, follow up on warranty issues

Desired Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture required
  • Registration preferred
  • 5-15 years of related experience in architecture for K-12 schools, higher education, the arts, mixed-use development, and/or workplace environments
  • Experience in sustainable design practices and LEED accreditation is preferred
  • Experience with Design/Build and/or IPD a plus
  • Ability to interact confidently, articulately and thoughtfully with Clients
  • Experience leading team efforts and working to multiple deadlines on different projects
  • Extensive knowledge of 3D modeling, presentation and design software: Sketchup, Rhino, 3D studio Max, Revit, and Photoshop are key
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant in our employee-driven firm culture

Compensation and Benefits:

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@bora.co
In your letter, indicate where you heard about the position you’re applying for, address your previous experience, and describe what you would bring to the firm if hired. We look forward to hearing from you!

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