Project Architect
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Project Architect
Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
Job ID 2021-1916
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/6/2021 11:44 AM)
Category Architecture / Interior Design / Landscape

HGA is an award-winning architecture, engineering, and planning firm with an excellent opportunity in our Minneapolis office for a talented Project Architect to join our Public|Corporate Practice Group. At HGA we work to foster an environment where diversity of thought, background and experience creates new energy. Through your curiosity, tenacity, creativity and unique insights you can make an impact every day. That impact is felt by your colleagues, by our clients, and by those who inhabit the spaces we create.

At HGA, we are committed to meeting our clients' sustainability goals as well as challenging our industry. We aim to develop the expertise and research to push beyond net zero energy to net positive energy; from a neutral effect on health, safety, and resources to a positive one. As the need and desire for sustainability environments grow, so does the focus on high-performance buildings with sound data that we can share back with clients and our design teams.

The position requires excellent communication, time management and technical skills as you will work closely with a Senior Designer and Project Manager developing non-routine and complex design concepts in a manner responsive to the client's needs and deadlines. Depending on project type and scope, you must be able to determine the right amount of effort needed to generate mid- to high-level documents in an efficient and timely manner. The candidate will also have multiple opportunities for client interaction and will help our team maintain a commitment to design and quality for all types of projects.



    Develops a thorough understanding of projects' design philosophy and provides major input in developing a design and building performance strategy and effectively conveys this to assigned team members when appropriate.
  1. Provides technical design input. Responsible for a project's technical design effort, subsequent detailed design development, project coordination and quality control efforts during all phases of project work, in close collaboration with Senior Designer.
  2. Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions.
  3. Actively collaborates with and coordinates work of consultants and knowledge resources to ensure the project deliverables are coordinated, integrated and support the design concept and performance goals of the project.
  4. Contributes to the preparation of design documents and leads the detailed development of construction documents during all project phases, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation.
  5. Advances the production of schematic, design development and construction documents drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule, cost and design intent.
  6. Reviews and aides and coordinating project documents with relevant Building Codes, City Planning/Zoning ordinances and similar requirements for Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
  7. Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems.
  8. Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD's for conformance with design.
  9. Performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI's, RFP's, change orders, etc.)
  10. Prepares reports and specifications; reviews completed reports, plans, cost estimates and calculations.
  11. Executes applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.)
  12. Maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases, participating in marketing, client and owner presentations as required.

Preferred candidates will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture; Master's degree preferred
  • Architectural licensure required
  • LEED accreditation preferred
  • 4+ years of experience on small- to large-scale project types
  • Knowledge of Revit, Rhino, CAD, 3DS Max, SketchUp, Blubeam and other industry accepted software as well as expertise with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed

HGA is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other statuses protected by state, local or other applicable laws. This policy extends to all aspects of employment, including recruitment and hiring.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
4+ years
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