At M+A, we work together every day toward our mission of enriching lives through innovative design. Our core values guide our motivation to perform and excel as a team. Working for our firm, you will join a team of over 85 passionate professionals, banded together by a dedication to design and a commitment to community. We are thought leaders, always seeking to leverage our expertise to enhance communities and elevate human experiences. Our company culture is genuine and supportive, built on a foundation of strong relationships, shared passion for great design, and a penchant for fun.
If you are a dynamic, innovative, and driven team player, we’d love to talk.
M+A Architects is hiring a Lead Architectural Designer for our Columbus office. In this role, you will be responsible for the overall management of the design process from conceptualization to execution.
What you will do:
- Work with the client and project teams to develop architectural solutions from conceptual level through schematic design - with input through construction documentation.
- Work closely with Project Manager to ensure that all information necessary for the successful production of the design is clearly understood.
- Coordinate with consultants, contractors, fabricators, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.
- Prepare conceptual designs, space plans, presentations, and oversee design development.
- Resolve complex design issues with innovative and practical solutions.
- Lead vision on graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings.
- Positive and enthusiastic approach to presenting design concepts both internally and to external clients.
- Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination.
- Manage and maintain client relationships.
- Coordinate with M+A office leadership as needed.
- Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs.
- Mentor junior team members.
- Provide other support as assigned.
What you bring to the table:
- A minimum of 10-15 years professional experience
- Bachelor's / Master's degree in Architecture or design related field
- Licensed Architect preferred
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team
- Proficient in 2D/3D software including Revit, AutoCAD, 3D StudioMax, SketchUp, Rhino, Grasshopper, PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator
- Knowledge of materials, construction techniques, and building codes
- Knowledge of building codes, standards and structures
- Strong leadership abilities and the ability to manage teams and projects
- Strong communication, presentation and organizational skills
- Experience in Mixed-Use and Multi-Family projects
Why choose M+A?
- Comprehensive benefits package including a choice of two health insurance plans, plus vision and dental; options for HSA, HRA, and FSA; opportunities for life insurance, disability, critical illness, and accident coverage
- Paid time off (PTO) bank merges sick, vacation, and personal time, which allows you to the flexibility to use your paid time off as you see fit
- Seven paid holidays and two half-day paid holidays
- 401(k) profit sharing plan and retirement savings advising
- Impromptu get-togethers
- Workstation flexibility, including a cafe space, hoteling stations, and standing desk compatibility
- Flexible Schedule
- Ample opportunities for community engagement with our CSR partners
- Casual atmosphere with a supportive and collaborative team
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