Careers

Junior Architect

Job Description

Junior architect assists architects in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction and/or alteration of buildings. It is distinguished that the Architect independently prepares plans and specifications for construction and/or alteration of buildings.

Responsibilities

  • Performing original design work utilizing specifications, sketches and ideas on developing designs.
  • Designing space utilization effectiveness and changing demands for space needs; recommending actions to meet new requirements.
  • Compiling data for comprehensive facilities use and feasibility data to be used for planning, improvement and long-range planning.
  • Compiling data for architectural plans, specifications, cost estimates, reports, etc.
  • Assisting in conducting preliminary studies of proposed projects to obtain information as to space and design requirements, obtaining measurements and making sketches preliminary to the preparation of drawing.
  • Preparation of design development drawings.
  • Assisting in developing and/or coordinating development of detailed working drawings and specifications after approval for project has been obtained.
  • Preparation of “record” drawings on completion of construction.
  • Assisting in preparation of layout and draws preliminary sketch of project to present to client.
  • Making presentations for various groups, including the Board of Directors, corporate clients and private interest groups, as required.
  • Providing support to Architects and management staff.

Education & Experience

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in architecture
  • Knowledge of the design process and experience helping to develop full sets of architectural construction documents and their component parts – details, schedules, etc.
  • Knowledge of related software
  • Previous experience is preferred but not required

Key skills

  • Communication skills
  • Team work
  • Creative thinking
  • Excellent presentation abilities
  • Management and leadership skills