Project Architect – Science & Technology

JacobsWyper Architects
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Added on: 14 Feb 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 Mar 2024

Project Architect – Science & Technology

LOCATION: Austin, TX (hybrid)

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree and/or master’s degree in architecture

REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS: Professional architectural license preferred but not required

EXPERIENCE: 7+ years, with a focus on Science & Technology and Lab Planning

Salary: $79,000 – $110,000

About JacobsWyper Architects: We are in the business of transformation. Together with our clients and partners, we envision spaces where people are freed to work more productively, make discoveries, and live healthier and more joyful lives.

We love what we do. And we work not just for the love of architecture and design, but to satisfy our calling to improve the quality of life in our communities, both today and in the sustainable future. Our process is collaborative by design.

We value and develop long-term partnerships with clients across a broad range of industries and institutions. By leveraging the design intelligence of the group, and making connections across industries and disciplines, we see farther than any of us could alone. That’s how innovation happens.

We have a culture that values responsiveness, hard work, creative problem solving and design excellence, and a respect for the environment we inhabit. We are able and responsible designers and partners, creating environments that we need and use, supporting the life of our community.

Why we’re looking for you: We are looking for a qualified designer that is aligned with our values to join our award-winning architectural, planning, and interior design firm. We seek professionals to work across our Philadelphia, PA, Raleigh, N.C and Austin, TX offices that will bring knowledge, experience, and expertise to the role of Project Architect with a strong focus on science & technology projects. This role will be an integral part of the design team for learning environments, research facilities and other specialty project types for a broad range of clients in the Science & Tech, Private Commercial, and Educational sectors.


The S&T Focused Project Architect will focus on planning and execution of projects from inception through completion. Collaborate with other team members, and occasionally review the work of team members and/or consultants while developing design and technical solutions throughout all phases of a project.


· Engage all phases of a project, from concept to close-out for projects of various scales and technical complexities.

· Collaborate and contribute to construction document production

· Conduct/lead preliminary review all drawings, specifications, code analysis, material selections, and specifications before finalizing with the Project Manager or Partner-In-Charge

· Lead client meetings and regularly interfaces with clients and consultants

· Meet with Project Manager or the Partner-In-Charge on a regular basis to ensure projects are executed according to clients’ goals and expectations.

· Manage and report staffing deficiencies and needs to the Project manager or Partner-in-Charge.

· Lead programming and lab planning workshops

· Kick off Lab Planning projects coordinating multiple vendors and consultants.

· Coordinate equipment and utility needs with client and engineering consultants

· Perform code analysis and specify architectural systems.

· Manage the required scope of work. Maintain responsibility for the team’s execution of the work in an efficient and thorough manner.

· Identify and employ methods for improving the quality of documentation for the firm to mitigate risk

· Advocate for teamwork, superior client service and design excellence and encourages team members and consultants to keep these as a priority throughout the duration of a project


· Project experience with clients in sectors including Higher Ed, Pharmaceutical, Biopharma & Biotech, and other Science & Tech Industries is preferred.

· An understanding of lab planning and the ability to teach less experienced designers.

· Excellent communication and collaboration skills

· Experience writing specifications and the ability to teach this skill to less experienced designers

· Ability to use sound and independent judgment

· Solid understanding of building and life safety code

· Proven ability to lead the design, documentation, and construction administration process

· An interest or expertise in sustainable design is a plus

· Proficiency in Revit

· Familiarity with, or willingness to learn Enscape

· Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

· Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is a plus


· Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in architecture


· Project related travel 1-4 times a year out of state; local travel in city of Philadelphia and surrounding areas for onsite meetings and project needs

Note: Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are currently unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa.

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