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Project Architect - Technical

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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Project Architect - Technical

Location: Newport Beach, CA, US


Project Architect – Retail / Restaurants / Food & Beverage / Commercial

Gensler is one of the world’s leading architecture, design and planning firms, with staff in locations around the world. Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing a lasting competitive advantage. At Gensler, you will join a highly creative, collaborative team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence. Gensler’s Newport Beach office is currently seeking experienced Project Architects with a successful track record on Restaurants / Retail / Food & Beverage / Education projects.


• Manage multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape, civil and other consultants

• Manage client relationships and team communication

• Resolve complex technical and design issues with team to produce innovative technical/constructible solutions

• Direct production of drawings, specifications and construction administration tasks

• Create and maintain the project manual and specifications with in-house specifications team

• Conduct on-site observations and document site reviews

• Process submittals/substitution requests during construction and address RFI's

• Lead construction meetings with client and contractor

• Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project


• Licensed Architect (U.S.)

• 10+ years of related experience, with a range of Restaurants / Retail / Food & Beverage / Commercial projects 

• Revit experience needed

• Excellent working knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures

• Ability to understand how buildings are constructed and to create technical documents that succinctly describe the work to be done

• Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship-management skills

• Desire to develop junior staff

• Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Schedule and Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite

• Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Architecture

• LEED accreditation and experience

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities. 

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes.    We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future. 


Applications will not be considered without uploaded portfolio/work samples Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program, Women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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