Project Architect

Morris Adjmi Architects
Location: New York, NY, USA
Added on: 12 Apr 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Sep 2023

Morris Adjmi Architects (“MA”) is a multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to interpreting the historic forces that shape cities to create buildings that stand out by fitting in. MA is recognized for its creative use of new materials and technologies, sophisticated, sustainable designs, and thoughtful engagement with the arts. Each design decision is guided by a deep appreciation for and understanding the integral architectural, cultural, civic, environmental, and economic forces that shape a project.

An Architectural Designer III (ADIII)/Project Architect (PA) participates in the conceptual design and provides full support through the entire project, liaising with project management, other architecture/interiors staff, and consultants. The ADIII/PA may serve as subject matter experts on specialized systems and/or develop and represent lead technical viewpoint on projects, coordinating with Project Managers and Directors on appropriate technical solutions and product strategies. Project size differentiates this position from the senior level. Exposure to all phases of the design process is required.

Key Expectations

  • Uphold the MA Guiding Principals in all aspects of their work, including internal and external interactions and communications
  • Effectively lead project team, ensuring collaboration between internal disciplines (architecture, interiors, art), consultants, and contractors
  • Be comfortable communicating design solutions for both internal design review meetings and external client presentations
  • Self-evaluate one’s skills, efficiency and where improvement is needed
  • Model positive leadership, communication, and organizational skills; mentor and facilitate growth of less experienced colleagues

Core Responsibilities

Project Design and Planning

  • Collaborate on overall design concepts and carry forward the established design direction
  • Understand the MA Project Road Map, project Deliverables by Phase, and Responsibility Matrix (when applicable) as well as project contract, scope, and budget
  • Thoroughly understand and follow the project plan and schedule (including phase deadlines, filing milestones, meeting deliverables, and staff plans, roles and responsibilities)
  • Prepare detailed mock-up (or cartoon) set and assign staff accordingly

Project Administration

  • Team Meetings
    • Establish recurring staff, client, and consultant meetings
    • Assist with distributing agendas, meeting minutes, and tracking action items
  • Internal Management
    • Mentor, motivate and provide guidance to less experienced colleagues
    • Provide regular design and project updates to Project Manager and Supervisor
  • Consultant Management
    • Lead consultant coordination amongst all disciplines
    • Foster cross discipline communication
  • Client Management
    • Be a secondary point of contact, manage expectations and ensure satisfaction
  • Contractor Management
    • Be the primary point of contact for RFIs, submittals, and correspondence
    • Notify Project Manager about all signed/seal documents before distribution
    • Know the contractor’s contract responsibilities

Project Documentation

  • Manage the project documentation for all phases including models and renderings
  • Monitor the documentation for compliance with building code and accessibility requirements
  • Research and select appropriate materials and products
  • Develop project specific construction details
  • Communicate with the MA project team and consultants to ensure technically accurate and well-coordinated documents consistent with the design intent
  • Work with specifications writer to prepare comprehensive specifications
  • Create and maintain Drawing List
  • Create Cartoon Set
  • Review consultant sets and coordinate prior to the release of drawings for each phase

Quality Control

  • Comply with MA Presentation Standards and Project Checklists
  • Schedule QA/QC reviews as per the MA Project Road Map
  • Have a strong understanding of local building codes and accessibility requirements
  • Implement BIM Execution plan and coordination
  • Archive and conduct BIM audits at regular intervals
  • Archive project emails and maintain standard server file organization
  • Self-check own work

Construction Administration

  • Participate in onsite OAC meetings
  • Review submittals for compliance with design intent and maintain log
  • Respond to RFI’s and maintain log
  • Conduct site observations and prepare Field Reports
  • Prepare Punch List
  • Act as point of contact for General Contractor

Firm Culture & Benefits

MA has a distinctive culture founded upon our collective passion for community building, both in and out of the office. We are committed to maintaining a culture and sense of community by creating an enriching work environment built on collaboration, open communication, shared values, and common goals, complemented by engaging programming. This includes family-style staff lunches, firm-wide “On-the-Boards” presentations, offsite events such as the “Beautiful Spaces” series, and in-house art exhibitions.

MA offers a competitive and holistic compensation package that aligns with our core values of personal health and wellness, pay equity, and professional development, including but not limited to paid time off, paid health insurance, 401(k), and a number of ancillary benefits as well as financial incentives for licensure, professional certifications, and industry organization participation.

MA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and achieving an equal balance of pay within our industry based on merit and in accordance with the annual benchmarks set by the AIA, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.

Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions. Applications without work samples will not be reviewed. Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB.



Professional degree in Architecture

ADIII: Actively taking the Architectural Registration Exams

PA: Licensure required

Other accreditations encouraged (LEED, WELL, Passivehouse)


8+ years of related experience


Mastery in 3D modeling using software such as Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, and SketchUp Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), MS Office, Bluebeam

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