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3-5-2020 – Project Architect – UrbanWorks
UrbanWorks is an internationally recognized Chicago architectural firm committed to producing socially and environmentally responsible designs for civic, community-based, private and commercial sector clients.

UrbanWorks approaches projects with an aesthetic eye and functional expertise; effectively balancing complex user programs with tight budgets, aggressive construction schedules, accessibility, and newly developed energy concerns to create successful projects for contemporary community needs.
The firm’s designs are increasingly large and complex, reflecting new institutional requirements and concerns in the twenty-first century. When collaboration is critical, UrbanWorks has an outstanding track record developing and leading design efforts with engineers, architects and clients.
Public clients have included the City of Evanston, City of Gary, City of Chicago, Chicago Public Building Commission, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, and State of Illinois Capital Development Board, Chicago Department of Aviation, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, Chicago Department of Transportation and General Services Administration. Other clients include private developers, childcare operators, not-for-profit housing developers, and public and private universities.
UrbanWorks was founded in 1993. The firm’s principals, staff, clients, and buildings represent the city’s great diversity indicative of the twenty-first century. A minority woman-owned firm, UrbanWorks operates as a State of Illinois corporation.

Benefits include 12 vacation days, 6 sick days, majority of health insurance covered by UrbanWorks, professional development allowance and simple IRA with an UrbanWorks limited match.
We look forward to welcoming our newest team member. This person will be involved in all aspects of projects and, based on experience, have excellent opportunities to learn, make meaningful contributions and to lead projects under the leadership of senior staff. This position manages the focus on quality construction documents and technical solutions to satisfy design and client program requirements. The successful candidate will be thoughtful, hardworking and passionate about design and place making.

SKILLS
• Working knowledge of Client’s business model and related project type
• Working knowledge of Building systems, Detailing and technology
• Working knowledge of Applicable codes, regulations and standards
• Working knowledge of Negotiation and conflict resolution
• Working knowledge of Team leadership and delegation
• Working knowledge of Effective verbal communication and presentation techniques
• Basic understanding of project management
• Mastery of CADD technology and/or graphic 3D technology
• Mastery of design and solution development
• In addition to Designer skills

LEADERSHIP
• Leads production team
• Accountable for completeness and accuracy of documents
• Budgets and schedule management during production phase
• Technical solutions in response to design; code compliance
• Coordinates with engineers; CA Phase team leadership
• Responsible for medium size projects
• Coaches less experienced staff
• Develops creative and innovative design solutions with technical integrity
• Determines tools and methods to communicate design intent to owner and reviewing agencies
• Hold Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture and or related field. Licensed to practice Architecture
• Have 10 plus years of experience working in a professional design office.
• Have strong communication, organization, graphic and time-management skills.
• Expertise in Revit and AutoCAD; be comfortable in Sketch Up, as well as multiple Adobe suite programs (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
• Be accurate, detail oriented and maintain effective quality control.
• Have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Have strong ability to self-direct.
Full-Time
$75,000 – $95,000
3/5/2020
Chicago, IL
USA
Robert Natke
rnatke@urbanworksarchitecture.com
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125 S. Clark
Suite 2070
60603


3/5/2020 – Architectural Designer – UrbanWorks
UrbanWorks is an internationally recognized Chicago architectural firm committed to producing socially and environmentally responsible designs for civic, community-based, private and commercial sector clients.
UrbanWorks approaches projects with an aesthetic eye and functional expertise; effectively balancing complex user programs with tight budgets, aggressive construction schedules, accessibility, and newly developed energy concerns to create successful projects for contemporary community needs.
The firm’s designs are increasingly large and complex, reflecting new institutional requirements and concerns in the twenty-first century. When collaboration is critical, UrbanWorks has an outstanding track record developing and leading design efforts with engineers, architects and clients.
Public clients have included the City of Evanston, City of Gary, City of Chicago, Chicago Public Building Commission, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, and State of Illinois Capital Development Board, Chicago Department of Aviation, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, and Chicago Department of Transportation.
UrbanWorks was founded in 1993. The firm’s principals, staff, clients, and buildings represent the city’s great diversity indicative of the twenty-first century. A minority woman-owned firm, UrbanWorks operates as a State of Illinois corporation.

Benefits include 12 vacation days, 6 sick days, majority of health insurance covered by UrbanWorks, professional development allowance and simple IRA with an UrbanWorks limited match.
We look forward to welcoming our newest team member. This person will be involved in all aspects of projects and, based on experience, have excellent opportunities to learn, make meaningful contributions and to independently lead projects. This position manages the balance between design and technical solutions to satisfy design and client program requirements. The successful candidate will be thoughtful, hardworking and passionate about design and place making.

SKILLS
• Reports to senior management and/or specific project manager
• Basic understanding of negotiation and conflict resolution
• Basic understanding of team leadership and delegation
• Working knowledge of CADD technology and/or graphic 3D technology
• Basic understanding of programming and planning methods, and specialized knowledge as required
• Working knowledge of design solution development

LEADERSHIP

• Lead and develop projects from Schematic Design through to Construction Documentation and permit.
• Research and incorporate required codes and regulations.
• Communicate and coordinate between in-office staff (taking direction / giving direction), as well as with consultants.
• Assist in Construction Administration duties.
• Ensure corrections and clarifications are made for completeness, accuracy, and coordination.
• Hold Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture and or related field and actively pursuing licensing.
• Have 3-6 years of experience working in a professional design office.
• Have strong communication, organization, graphic and time-management skills.
• Expertise in Revit and AutoCAD; be comfortable in Sketch Up, as well as multiple Adobe suite programs (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
• Experience with 3-D printing
• Be accurate, detail oriented and maintain effective quality control.
• Have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Have strong ability to self-direct.
Full-Time
$52,000 – $68,000
3/5/2020
Chicago, IL
USA
Robert Natke
rnatke@urbanworksarchitecture.com
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125 S. Clark, Suite 2070
Chicago, IL 60603


3/2/2020 – Designer – KTGY Group, Inc.
KTGY Architecture + Planning is one of the nation’s foremost residential and mixed-use firms delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple studios, nationwide. As place-makers, we plan and design with care, intelligence and responsiveness. Blending client goals, design efficiency and resident experience we create thriving, memorable and sustainable neighborhoods of the future.

KTGY Architecture + Planning is one of the nation’s foremost residential and mixed-use firms delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple studios, nationwide. As place-makers, we plan and design with care, intelligence and responsiveness. Blending client goals, design efficiency and resident experience we create thriving, memorable and sustainable neighborhoods of the future.

CHICAGO
KTGY Chicago is our growing office and deeply rooted in the community. As the nation’s largest residential and mixed-use practice, we are a group of collaborative architects with clients that include the leading residential developers in the country. You can often find us brainstorming designs over lunch or running together to support a local charity.

THE POSITION
KTGY Chicago is a collaborative group seeking a Designer who is knowledgeable and passionate about residential design, from midrise to high-rise towers.

The primary role of a Designer is to coordinate the project design to assist in ensuring production effort is on time and on budget, with desired quality results. The team member must exercise effective time management and awareness of impact on the project budget and will conduct work within KTGY standards under the direction of supervisor.

If you are excited by the opportunity to join a company where you can make an impact on the built environment and empower the next generation with your knowledge and passion for design, Apply Now!

  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Design experience in Multifamily Residential and Mixed Use projects
  • Talented in creating design concepts, communicating and presenting design, with the ability to conceive and sketch in a charrette setting
  • 4-year Architectural degree preferred
  • Ability to research and learn various codes and ordinances
  • Skill designing multiple projects concurrently for multiple clients in various cities and maintaining effective communication and quality control
  • Established experience planning, scheduling, and directing work of self, team members, consultants and client
  • Demonstrated ability working well in a team environment, leading and mentoring others
  • Understanding and proficiency using the following software:
    • Sketchup (required)
    • AutoCAD
    • Photoshop
    • Revit

Full-Time
Chicago, IL
Human Resources
careers@ktgy.com
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Careers

217 N. jefferson Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL
60661


2/18/2020 – Kennedy Mann Architecture – Various Positions Available
Kennedy Mann Architecture (KMA) is a collaboration of architectural and design professionals who share a deep commitment to responsible, high-quality design.
If you are looking for a career and not just a job, you’re in the right place!

We’re looking for someone who has experience working on various project types and wants the chance to lead a growing team of ambitious, hard-working professionals. If you’re tired of the mundane cubicle job and want to join a friendly, open-minded and passionate team with limitless potential, we’d love to meet you.
Kennedy Mann is in its eleventh year and growing! We focus on career development and promotion – people are at the core of everything we do. Position requirements are flexible; if you feel you can’t perform every aspect of the role, apply anyway! We don’t hire resumes. We hire real living people who have a voice. Creativity, excellence, trust and integrity; if you share these principles, we’d love to hear from you. Check out our current openings on our website (www.kennedymann.com).

Full Time Position
Salary: commensurate with experience
2/18/2020
Chicago, IL
United States

Careers
careers@kennedymann.com
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2822 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618


1/31/2020 – Project Architect – Wight & Company
Wight & Company believes in the power exceptionally designed & built spaces have to positively impact people’s lives, whether those spaces are where they live/learn/work/play. Wight pioneered integrated Design & Delivery, a model that brings architecture/engineering/construction under one roof to streamline the process of bringing buildings & spaces to life. For 80 years, we have blended exceptional design with sustainable planning & construction principles to create vibrant, healthy, high-performing environments. We were the first company to receive Green Firm Certification from the Sustainable Performance Institute, and have designed more than 80 LEED certified/registered projects. Some of our most notable achievements include master planning the Village of Oak Brook, restoration of the Tiffany Dome at the Chicago Cultural Center, design of the New Trier High School renovation, and design & construction of The Hatchery, a new food business incubator in Chicago’s East Garfield Park.

Wight & Company is a leading Architectural, Engineering and Construction Management firm that has been rated by the Chicago Tribune as one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces! Our mission is to implement high design projects that holistically embrace sustainable design principles while utilizing Wight’s unique Integrated Delivery Services. Wight is currently in search of a Project Architect, with a strong professional drive with great passion and self-direction, to join our collaborative and engaging practice in the Darien office location.

Project Architect position requires a thorough understanding of design and technical aspects of projects to lead project teams in a manner that develops team confidence, efficiency, and productivity. A Project Architect should have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and a passion for high quality design and collaborative process. This position requires thorough understanding of all project phases including programming/conceptual design, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction contract administration.

Responsibilities:

Provide technical leadership and coordination including development of design and technical documentation
Lead project teams in development of aesthetic and technical design
Keep Project Manager informed of progress or need for assistance
Collaborate with or serve as Project Designer on an assigned project (based on project size and complexity)
Strong ability to translate complex designs into clear, concise details and construction documents
Develop, review and coordinate technical aspects of design of a project
Exhibit understanding of zoning, building codes, accessibility regulations, and other regulatory requirements as they relate to a project and review documents for compliance
Coordinate with consulting engineers to ensure well coordinated and designed project documentation
Supervise and mentor assigned staff
Exhibit thorough understanding of building materials, building systems, construction details and construction techniques
Exhibit basic understanding of Owner/Architect agreement, project schedule, and project budget parameters
Effectively organizes work efforts and self-monitors time spent on tasks
Exhibit thorough understanding and ability to perform all project related construction contract administrative responsibilities for an assigned project
Assist in maintaining excellent relationships with existing and potential clients

Qualifications:

8-10+ years’ of relevant progressive professional experience in production of contract documents and performed construction administration services and leading project teams

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Architecture from an Accredited School
• Licensed Architect
• LEED AP or BP+C certification desirable
• Basic understanding of project management processes
• Experience in and readiness to lead the development of technical details of projects
• Strong leadership skills, effective verbal and written communication skills and excellent graphic presentation skills
• Be a proficient Revit user adept with the latest Building Information Modelling, clash detection, and rendering tools as well as having familiarity with other energy modelling and analytical technologies used during exploration and construction documentation processes
• Intermediate knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and 3D software

We offer competitive benefits, employee mentorship, a friendly work culture and a great office environment in which to work. Please visit our website at www.wightco.com and forward your resume in Word or pdf format to hr@wightco.com
Full-Time: $70,000-$90,000

Darien, IL
Kathleen Prock
kprock@wightco.com
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2500 N. Frontage Road, Darien, IL


1/6/2020 – Interior Designer – KDI
KDI is an unaligned commercial furniture dealership focused on the corporate, senior living and multi-family markets. We have a strong commitment to our clients, community & our employees. Honesty, integrity & professionalism are our cornerstones & we are seeking a creative and driven interior designer to join our team. If you are looking to grow your career & join a talented group of professionals that are motivated by exceeding expectations, look no further.

We offer great benefits including:

  • 50% coverage of industry/position accreditation fees
  • Internet portal to employee information
  • Direct deposit of payroll
  • 401k savings & investment
  • Healthcare, dental, vision programs
  • Mail service pharmacy
  • Synergy partners credit union
  • Short-term & long-term disability
  • Life insurance ($25,000 employer-paid)
  • Flexible benefit plans (pre-tax benefit plans)
  • Medical expense reimbursement
  • Dependent care expense reimbursement
  • Commuter expense reimbursement
  • 529c bright directions college savings plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • $50 monthly phone allowance
  • Fun company outings; in-office happy hours on Friday
  • Employer paid hotel accommodations & attendance for Neocon every June
  • Volunteering at Anderson animal shelter
  • Volunteering at Casa Kane County
  • KDI for a Kure breast cancer event
  • Team Designer on Furniture Specification projects & occasional interiors projects
  • Assist in preparing for presentations
  • Balance multiple projects (of varying sizes & types)
  • Assist in production of all deliverables: concept statement, finish palettes, drawings, models, images, finish boards and other documents relating to the design
  • Take ownership of project tasks & anticipate “next steps” with input and direction from the Team Lead and/or Account Manager
  • Seek continuing professional development & NCIDQ certification
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of, compliance with, and assist with maintaining KDI procedures and standards
  • Develop/Acquire comprehensive knowledge of main furniture lines
  • Contribute, or otherwise assist, as required on any Interiors Team project
  • Ability to conduct research into project-related issues and products
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design
  • Demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities
  • 3-5 years working experience with commercial furniture manufacturers
  • Ability to space plan with Autocad, CAP & CET
  • Ability to quickly assess customer needs and develop digital project presentations
  • Communicate with vendors for quotes & samples ordering
  • Pursue NCIDQ certification and other credentials
  • Work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently
  • Take initiative in response to direction or instruction
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Possess excellent written
  • Manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
  • Manage and prioritize tasks and time efficiently
  • Portray self-motivated attitude and take ownership of deliverables/tasks
  • Maintain great interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of an effective team

Full-Time
$50,000 – $60,000
Geneva, Illinois
United States

Kit DeWitt
kit@kdidesign.com
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KDI
427 North Kirk Road
Suite #101
Geneva, Illinois 60134