Senior Design Architect

Join our team at TowerPinkster and open a new door to an amazing career! TowerPinkster, an architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky, is looking for a talented Senior Design Architect for our Michigan offices. The purpose of this position is to listen and collaborate with our clients to develop programming and design concepts which bring creativity and innovation. The candidate would have strong ability to work with and mentor younger designers and provide insights and guidance to the design group.  Areas of design specialty would be beneficial in any of TowerPinkster’s five core market sectors, as well as any advanced certifications or trainings.

Position responsibilities

  • Leading medium to large size projects and project teams (25,000sf to 200,000sf)
  • Leading a team during the project programming phase to understand client needs and desires
  • Developing design iterations and leading discussions during concept design to refine ideas
  • Interpreting, organizing and coordinating assignments while executing client vision
  • Planning and developing architectural projects with high complexities
  • Exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection and development of concepts and methods
  • Create architectural design, design coordination, renderings and graphics utilizing strength of design department
  • Assist with material definition, outline specifications
  • Support role in project coordination and document development (all phases)
  • Business Development, marketing, marketing graphics, interviews and presentations
  • Mentor junior design team members and promote learning opportunities
  • Delegate work assignments for growth, matching responsibility to person
  • Work independently and connect with Department Manager for reviews and resources
  • Set right expectations and monitor activities and progress of project

Position qualifications

  • Licensed Architect or Architectural Designer with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field
  • Able to show technical understanding of constructability and material selections that relate to design expression
  • Able to present from medium to large size groups and represent the Firm positively
  • LEED accreditation preferred
  • Able to sketch and draw by hand and create computer generated 3d graphics
  • Able to create dynamic graphic presentations and exhibit solid design and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of REVIT and Photoshop
  • Solid foundational knowledge of health and safety codes

What We Offer:

  • We have career opportunities open in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky.
  • National award-winning culture and a supportive work environment that empowers employees to stay healthy, fulfill their interests and passions, and balance work and life goals.
  • Industry leading Total Compensation (Paid Overtime, Performance Bonuses, Profit Sharing)
  • Work-Life Balance program providing six (6) additional holidays
  • Paid Community Service Hours
  • Annual Team Training, Professional Development
  • The opportunity to reach your career goals with an award-winning firm

TowerPinkster is a firm of architects and engineers committed to design integrity, quality, and environmental responsibility. Our doors opened in 1953 with just six people and now we have approximately 190 of the best employees in Michigan. At our firm, it’s our people who make us different. We have the freedom to explore new ideas, the tools to create innovative strategies and the talent to inspire our clients through interactive design. Our expertise and collaborative, client-centered approach means the best ideas rise to the top. TowerPinkster received the 2021 National 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for Award and the 2021 Best Firm Award from Zweig Group. We are proud of this achievement and are thankful for our client relationships, our generous communities and all the employees who contribute to TowerPinkster’s exciting and creative culture! Our supportive work environment helps employees reach their career goals, and we have fun doing it!

Our Vision: A diverse, talent-based firm sought after in expanding markets.

Our Mission: Design leaders who create unique environments with clients and communities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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