Corporate Industrial Architect
Charlotte, NC Corporate

We are seeking an experienced Architect to join our growing Charlotte, NC team.  This individual will be a member of the Industrial architecture team and will be instrumental in helping this market segment grow within the Firm. Projects within this studio sector offer a wide range and diversity of architectural building types related to the Industrial market. These projects include office headquarters, light assembly and manufacturing, as well as logistics and distribution design opportunities. Many clients are international which further enhances the diversity and culture of the projects.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as project architect.
  • Be a thought leader
  • Take responsibility for finished plans, specifications, and approval of materials and construction
  • Act independently regarding architectural methods and complexities
  • Assist with budget management
  • Prepare design presentation materials
  • Work directly with client and/or user group to develop schematic design concepts and programming studies
  • Provide professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of large, complex projects
  • Write and edit specifications as assigned
  • Conduct code research and analysis and review with various agencies for approval
  • Collaborate with engineers, consultants, contractors and/or clients
  • Assume project manager role as necessary
  • Prepare project proposals, design team budget, schedule, and workforce projections
  • Supervise and provide guidance regarding overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters
  • Ensure that the project meets environmental, safety, structural, zoning, and aesthetic standards
  • Manage and nurture the client relationship
  • Supervise design team members as necessary
  • Perform construction administration to include facilitation of project communications, maintenance of project records, review and certification of amounts due to contractors, and preparation of change orders
  • Provide architectural production support as required.
  • Produce work involving a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements
  • Review shop drawings, submittals, and respond to RFIs
  • Produce construction documents, revisions, and addenda

  • Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent
  • Registered as a licensed architect 
  • Ten (10) years combined experience as an intern architect and/or architect 
  • Experience leading a project team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Proficiency in Revit
  • Excellent grasp of building technology fundamentals
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant codes, operations, processes, and trends
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to effectively and confidently prioritize and execute tasks with many competing priorities
  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational and follow-through skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to provide clear direction and instill motivation to a team
  • Demonstrated cultural awareness and sensitivity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Architecture
  • Experience with Newforma Project Center and/or Planifi Project Analyzer 
  • Experience with Microsoft Project 
  • Experience with Bluebeam PDF Revu 
  • Additional relevant certifications indicating additional expertise such as for construction administration, interior design, LEED/Green Globes/sustainability, etc.

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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