Senior Project Architect – Austin Office
Located at 823 Congress Avenue, Suite 300

Who we are:

We are a high-energy and high-performance team comprised of passionate, strategic, and creative individuals. Our team members collaborate daily on projects that impact thousands of workers across the globe. Our work isn’t limited to a single desk or meeting room or even to a set discipline. Our unique culture encourages innovation and new approaches from all team members, and we reward our employees for their significant work.

We believe in employee development, mentoring, and coaching. Our workplace promotes career growth, work-life balance, and happy and healthy workers. We believe this is why PDR has been named Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplace for 9 years! We are a strong team of architects, interior designers, workplace consultants, social scientists, artists, and problem-solvers who come together to answer business problems for clients across the world.


What we do: 

PDR is the ultimate guide to navigating the future of work, workers, and workplace. We see the factors that shape the markets in which our clients operate. By understanding this future context, we create flexible and enduring consulting and design solutions that continue to generate value over time.

As partners with our clients, we have walked alongside some of the largest organizations in the world on their journey to success. Through over 40 years of focus, we have worked on every aspect of the workplace cycle —from the highest-level strategy to the smallest construction detail.


What you’ll be doing:

As a Senior Project Architect, you will work in Austin, with our growing Austin team in a fast-paced, highly collaborative workplace design, architecture, and consulting firm. From day 1, you will dive right in and be able to work in all aspects of design and interior architecture, with focused efforts in construction documentation, budgeting, consultant coordination, and contract administration.  You will advise clients and team members on design and architectural strategy and process.

Once selected to join our team, you will:

  • Work closely with the Lead Designer and Partner to identify the design scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Advise the design team on technical issues influencing design.
  • Review the design solutions for code compliance.
  • Lead teams through the creation of the full architectural construction document set.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor teams through detailing complex design elements.
  • Coordinate with consultants, contractors, fabricators, spec writers, and regulatory agencies during documentation and construction.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor teams through contract administration and advise the client throughout the process.
  • Resolve field conditions and attend construction coordination meetings.


As a Senior Project Architect at PDR, you are:

  • Highly creative
  • Problem solver
  • Great communicator
  • Leader
  • Team Player
  • Collaborator
  • Able to take constructive criticism
  • Able to multitask and manage priorities


Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Licensed Architect or Interior Designer
  • 7-10 years of experience in architecture, experience in interior architecture is a plus.
  • AutoCAD & Revit proficiency is required.
  • Experience designing for the human experience in corporate, hospitality, healthcare, brand, or higher education.
  • Excellent communication and team leadership skills are essential.


Perks + Benefits 

  • Professional development allowance
  • Medical reimbursement allowance
  • Remote work/technology allowance
  • Wellness allowance
  • Paid parking
  • Weekly Happy Hours
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • 401K
  • Plus, more!


If you are ready to work hard, learn a lot, and have fun doing it, here are the next steps!

  1. Apply with your cover letter and resume if this sounds like the perfect role and team for you.
  2. Forward to a friend or colleague that you think would love to hear about this role.
  3. Learn more about us on our website + social media.


Interview Process

If your resume is selected, our HR team will reach out to you to set up an interview. Submit your resume to!

PDR is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and creates a diverse environment. All employment decisions at PDR are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. PDR encourages applicants of all ages. PDR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

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