Our Critical Facilities practice area is unique, having the ability to draw expertise from and collaborate with all of Gensler's practice areas to serve clients based on the client's history. For example, building teams of experts in Gensler's Critical Facilities and Health and Wellness Practices to deliver data centers for healthcare providers. Beyond data centers, our critical facilities team delivers projects for high-performance/research/supercomputing, command and control centers, SCIFs, distribution and logistics, high-tech manufacturing, and various other technology-rich project types.
As a GenslerArchitect, you will collaborate with our design team to develop innovative design solutions as well as coordinate the design through the construction documentation phase of a project. You will be successful because you already know how to translate an architect's sketches and documents into realized2D/3Dmodels and images, and can research artistic and/or technical issues when they arise. You will leverage your technical acumen and Revit skills to drive client projects from concept through build in a collaborative team. Your role is critical in the design and delivery of world-class Data Centers and other Critical Facilities projects. Your work ethic and dedication to problem solving, combined with our commitment to collaboration and mentoring, makes Gensler the perfect place to further your career.
What You Will Do
Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver informed project solutions based on market expertise and an understanding of client goals
Documentation coordination with consultants (structural, MEP, lighting, AV, acoustical, accessibility, building envelope, life safety, etc.)
Coordinate with the project team, client, vendors, contractors, and consultants
Resolve complex technical and design issues with team to produce innovative, technical, constructible solutions
Direct production of drawings, specifications and construction administration tasks
Responsible for delivery of documents with design intent and top-notch technical quality
Process submittals/substitution requests during construction and address RFIs
Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project
Actively participate and contribute to the financial performance of project
Review and contribute to proposals and contracts with the Design Manager
Establish and maintain ongoing, productive client relationships
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, or equivalent
5-9 yearsof related project experience
Must have Critical Facilities experience or interest; completed data center projects
Strong proficiency with Revit experience desired, BIM360, Enscape, AutoCAD also beneficial.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and/or SketchUp
Knowledge of materials, construction techniques, and building codes
State licensure required
Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and parametric design software, including Grasshopper, a plus
Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required; Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk to this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard , Fitwell and /or Net Zero Building certification
Life at Gensler
At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to "Well-being Week," our offices reflect our people's diverse interests.
We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities.
As part of the firm's commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.