5910 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 1765
Dallas, TX 75219

Job Post Date: September 13, 2021

Project Architect

SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?

The Dallas office of SmithGroup is looking for a Project Architect to join our team. The role can be fulfilled from either Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston area.


Working with us, you will:

Lead a team of architects to complete technical documents for projects of complex nature (healthcare, science and technology, higher education, commercial).
Prepare, coordinate, and complete construction documents packages.
Lead day-to-day construction administration activities including coordination with the contractor, owner, and consultants to maintain project progress.
Assist in resolving design related issues so that the project is completed to the scope and quality, without delay and undue costs.
Assist with the administration of the construction contract(s).
Mentor, provide oversight, and monitor the work performed by junior staff.
Establish and execute project work plan and staffing requirements.
Develop trusted relationships with clients.
Participate in recruiting and performance management of staff.
Meet with owners and user groups to determine program and planning requirements.


An ideal candidate has:

A bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent.
Minimum 10 years of professional experience.
LEED AP preferred. Architectural Registration required.
Working knowledge of engineering systems; can successfully engage with professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with clients and build client relationships and trust.
Strong mentoring, written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
High proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Experience leading other architects and project teams.
Demonstrated understanding of code implementation and jurisdiction review.
Demonstrated understanding of construction practices and methodologies.
Experience with leading and implementing construction administration service

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