General Project Architect

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 45 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 Project Architect at PDR, you will work with our growing teams in a fast-paced, highly collaborate workplace design, architecture, and consulting firm. From day 1, you will be work in all aspects of design and interior architecture, with focused efforts in construction documentation, budgeting, consultant coordination, and contract administration. A Project Architect should demonstrate problem-solving abilities, foresight, and mature professional judgment as you will be a crucial advisor to clients and team members on design and architectural strategy and process.

Once selected to join our team, you will:

  • Advise the design team on technical issues influencing design. Review the design solutions for code compliance.
  • Develop the construction document scope, contents, and schedule through coordination with the Partner, Project Designer and/or Project Manager.
  • Produce (with or without an additional documenting team) the full architectural construction document set. Documents to be prepared based on PDR Revit standards and processes.
  • Coordinate with consultants, contractors, fabricators, spec writers, and regulatory agencies during documentation and construction.
  • On larger-scale projects, lead a documentation team. Assign responsibilities, coordinate data, and details, review documents for consistency and accuracy.
  • Communicate effectively and collaborate as part of a team.
  • Lead teams through the creation of the full architectural construction document set.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor teams through detailing complex design elements.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor teams through contract administration.
  • Lead the Contract Administration architectural role during construction. Resolve field conditions, administer change order documentation, attend construction coordination meetings, etc.
  • Resolve field conditions and attend construction coordination meetings.
  • Advise the client regarding changes in construction contract scope and impact on the schedule.

As a General 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’s degree in Architecture
  • Licensed Architect, Interior Designer or working toward licensure.
  • 5-10 years of experience.
  • Revit and AutoCAD 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 careers@pdrcorp.com!

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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