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Project Manager

Job Title:        Project Manager (8 or more years of experience)

Reports To:   Marketing Principal

Manages:       Project Team(s)

AIA Description:

Eight or more years of experience, licensure preferred but not required, bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited program; manages multiple small/medium projects, coordinates all aspects of assigned projects, and estimates scope of work.

Has full responsibility for managing all aspects of multiple small to midsized projects. Prepares strategic plans for project success. Responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to assure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets, and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction. Actively manages client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments. Estimates fees, determines scope of work, and prepares proposals and contracts. Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited program plus eight years of experience. Registered architect preferred.

Summary of Position at three: living architecture

The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, interpreting, organizing, and managing of projects through all phases of development. Establishes and monitors budgets, manages project team, and prepares schedules to ensure efficient use of resources.  Oversees design development, production of construction documents, and construction administration. The Project Manager is responsible for continuing and enhancing client relationships.  The Project Manager has the authority to direct, monitor, and control all project activities.  The Project Manager must demonstrate experience in all phases of architecture and engineering services.

The Project Manager must demonstrate professional skill, high standards, sound judgment, and professionalism. The Project Manager will pass knowledge to others and support a continuous learning environment.  Team building and motivation are also key responsibilities.

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Intern 3

Job Title:        Intern 3 (3 – 6 years of experience)

Reports To:   Project Manager, Senior Designer or CA Administrator

Manages:       Own Effort, Other Interns

AIA Description:

Full-time intern on the path to licensure with three to six years of experience, works under direction of others, responsible for projects’ technical design; provides planning/design/coordination consultation on large projects; reviews/approves conceptual designs. Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned project including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions.  Performs assignments under direction with limited responsibility for design.  Provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of large, complex projects.  Independently makes decisions on significant architectural design problems and methods.  Reviews and approves conceptual designs.  Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.

Summary of Position at three: living architecture

The Intern 3 position is akin to the position called Job Captain at other firms, i.e. an experienced architectural graduate that has not yet attained registered status. An Intern 3 may be utilized in Design, Production, or Construction Administration and be responsible for the production of design documents, construction documents, or CA documents. He/she will typically be under the direct supervision of a Project Manager or Senior Designer on a team but may also report to a CA Administrator, Senior Architect, PA, or Principal. The Intern 3 must have a thorough understanding of the architectural process with specialized knowledge in a specific phase of the process.

The Intern 3 must demonstrate an ongoing willingness to learn and possess high standards, sound judgment, and professionalism. The Intern 3 will gain further knowledge on the job and is expected to share that knowledge with less experienced staff. The Intern 3 should be close to architectural registration and is expected to complete that process as soon as possible. Team support and motivation of others are primary responsibilities.

Depending on experience, an Intern 3 may be used to perform the function of Project Architect, Associate Designer, or Construction Administrator. In that case, the Intern 3 should refer to the Summary of Position for those Job Titles to understand what is expected.

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Intern 2

Job Title:        Intern 2 (2 – 3 years of experience)

Reports To:   Project Architect, Associate Designer, or CA Administrator

Manages:       Own Effort, Intern 1

AIA Description:

Full-time intern on the path to licensure with two to three years of experience, works from the designs of others under supervision, and performs routine and limited architectural assignments.

Performs specific/limited portions of assignments using prescribed methods. Under general supervision, works from the design of others and performs routine architectural assignments. Limited  judgment is required on work details.  Assignments may include higher-level work for training/development purposes.

Summary of Position at three: living architecture

The Intern 2 position is akin to the position called mid-level Intern at other firms, i.e. an architectural graduate with some experience. An Intern 2 may be utilized in Design, Production, or Construction Administration and be responsible for the production of design documents, construction documents, or CA documents. He/she will typically be under the direct supervision of a Project Architect or Associate Designer on a team but may also report to an Intern 3 filling that role, a CA Administrator, PM, Senior Designer, or Principal. The Intern 2 must have a good understanding of the architectural process and is expected to continue learning specific knowledge on the job.

The Intern 2 must demonstrate a willingness to learn and possess high standards, sound judgment, and professionalism. The Intern 2 will gain knowledge from others and is expected to share that knowledge with less experienced staff. The Intern 2 should be on track to architectural registration. Team support and self-motivation are primary responsibilities.

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Intern 1

Job Title:        Intern 1 (Fewer than 2 years experience)               

Reports To:   Project Architect, Associate Designer, or CA Administrator

Manages:       Own Effort

AIA Description:

Full-time entry-level intern on the path to licensure with fewer than two years of experience; develops design or technical solutions under the supervision of an architect.

Summary of Position at three: living architecture

The Intern 1 can expect to be a part of design discussions, design presentation, production, design documentation, construction documentation, or CA documentation. He/she will typically be under the direct supervision of a Project Architect or Associate Designer on a team but may also report to a CA Administrator, PM, Senior Designer, Principal, or a more experienced Intern. The Intern must have a general understanding of the architectural process but is expected to learn more specific knowledge on the job.

The Intern must demonstrate a willingness to be self motivated, learn, research, possess high standards, sound judgment, and professionalism. The Intern will gain knowledge from others and is considered to be in a continuous learning environment. Team support and self-motivation are primary responsibilities.

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