Architect (FT) – New Orleans, LA

Full time @LACHIN Architects, apc posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Architect – LACHIN Architects, apc.

Job Description:
Responsible for all aspects of architectural design and coordination of projects under the supervision of a Senior Architect, including Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration. The architect will work closely with the entire project team to ensure timely project completion, within budget, and in accordance with LACHIN Architects’ quality and client service standards. Additional job responsibilities may be assigned including, marketing, business development, bidding and negotiation, and proposal and presentation writing. Total compensation package includes competitive salary, health insurance, paid time off, and 401K plan. This position offers great room to grow within the company.

Job Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or above in Architecture and maintain current licensure (if licensed) or working towards becoming licensed.
Minimum 5 years working in an architect’s office, or in a related field, as an architect, intern architect, or draftsperson.
Experience with all phases and aspects of commercial architectural projects, including planning, proposal development, programming, design, drafting, detailing, specification writing, coordination with engineers and consultants, client relations, contract administration, bidding and negotiation, and close-out.
Able to use Windows, Microsoft Office, Revit, AutoCAD, ProCore, and Submittal Exchange. Knowledge of Enscape, Adobe Suite, Scanning Software, and Navisworks is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Carry out duties in a manner that is professional, courteous, cheerful, and in the spirit of teamwork.
Continuously strive for excellence in work quality.
Maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
Take the initiative to suggest and/or implement improvements that will enhance productivity, efficiency, quality, responsiveness, profitability, client relations, firm reputation, or staff morale.
Keep staff and management informed of problems or opportunities that can impact the operation of the business, and/or affect their clients, projects, or jobs.


Develop project program in close collaboration with the client, colleagues, and other stakeholders.
Create and develop overall design concepts; formulate design presentation strategies and make presentations.
Manage design process for the entire project; coordinate efforts of other designers, consultants, and engineers to produce accurate and complete construction documents.
Monitor projects and schedules to ensure that the project is delivered on time and within budget.
Participate in QA/QC efforts to improve work product and proactively identify potential errors or omissions in project documents. Actively seek feedback and review by colleagues.
Manage client, consultant, and contractor interaction to ensure constructive relationships.
Keep projects moving forward by addressing issues and making decisions in a timely manner.
Review contractors’ invoices to ensure compliance with the contract.
Review engineers’ and consultants’ invoices to ensure compliance with the contract.
Seek out opportunities to stay abreast of new designs, best practices, and materials in order to bring worthwhile innovations to projects.

Marketing and Business Development:

Take responsibility for seeking business opportunities, beneficial relationships, and networking, and work with management to pursue projects that fit the firm’s strengths and goals.
Participate in developing proposals and presentations.
Take and share photographs of firm activities and construction site visits for use in social media, website updates, or other business development efforts.
Maintain an updated LinkedIn profile, and post/share professional and firm accomplishments as appropriate.
Assist in managing all social media: Website Updates, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, etc.


Architects may be expected to support the office in non-architectural activities such as IT, continuing education, information management, social functions, social media, etc.
Ensure that office standard for information management and file storage are adhered to in order to ensure secure storage and speedy and efficient retrieval of the necessary documentation.
Other duties as assigned.

LACHIN Architects, apc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

About LACHIN Architects, apc:

LACHIN Architects, apc is committed to supplying clients with seamless collaboration and creative design solutions, backed by superior document production and project delivery. We believe in the constant development of both the personal and professional skills of our employees. Lachin Architects is a third-generation firm, practicing in Greater New Orleans and across the Gulf South Region for over 70 years. With a closely integrated team and a focus on transparency and communication, our firm ensures consistency in administration of design and delivery on all projects. We are known in the industry for our accuracy in design and comprehensive collaboration with our construction partners. This is proven by our repeat partnerships, change order numbers well below industry standards, and zero claims in over 30 years of practice.

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