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Susan M. Smith
Senior Vice President, CHRO
GLMV Architecture
susansmith@glmv.com
Phone 316.265.9367
1525 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67211

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Drafting Technician

Prepare and/or modify detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect. Use CADD systems to create and store technical drawings electronically. These drawings contain information on how to build or renovate a structure, including, but not limited to, the dimensions of any and all project elements,…

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Prepare and/or modify detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect. Use CADD systems to create and store technical drawings electronically. These drawings contain information on how to build or renovate a structure, including, but not limited to, the dimensions of any and all project elements, and materials needed to produce the project, and drawing, identifying and creating schedules of furniture, fixtures and equipment to be installed.

Responsibilities

  • Draw rough and detailed scale plans for foundations, buildings, and structures, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, specification sheets, construction drawings for similar projects and other data.
  • Add details to architectural plans from on the job knowledge of building techniques and detail library.
  • Lay out and plan interior space arrangements based on similar projects.
  • Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to lists of materials.
  • Prepare/modify multiple versions of designs for review by owners and architects.
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Identify information on drawings — categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Keep up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Coordinate structural, electrical, and mechanical designs and determine whether or not conflicts exist.

The successful drafting technician may also:

  • Obtain and assemble data to complete architectural designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary.
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Communicate with people outside the organization, representing the organization to clients, project partners, and other external sources, exchanging information in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Examples of job responsibilities are not intended to be all‑inclusive. GLMV reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the capabilities of architectural CAD tools.
  • Proficiency with the version of AutoCAD currently in use.
  • Ability to use computer keyboard and video display monitor.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to traverse uneven terrain, climb steps or ladder, and tolerate airborne environmental nuisances associated with building construction sites.
  • Ability to visually survey, measure and assess project site, site elements, and project while under construction.

An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Education, Credentials and Experience Required

  • Certificate or associates degree in Drafting
  • Completion of AutoCAD proficiency assessment with reasonable quantity and high quality.
  • Familiarity with basic office and spreadsheet software.
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Familiarity with Revit is preferred.
  • Some work experience in the built environment is preferred.

Equivalent combinations of education, skill, and experience will be considered.

Architect/Business Leader—Kansas City

This leader is a licensed design professional with the technical knowledge and competency to lead the design and production of great buildings, as well as the client services skills sets that lead to new and repeat business. The successful business leader will build trust with clients and within their own teams, demonstrate understanding of the…

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This leader is a licensed design professional with the technical knowledge and competency to lead the design and production of great buildings, as well as the client services skills sets that lead to new and repeat business. The successful business leader will build trust with clients and within their own teams, demonstrate understanding of the true needs of clients, and articulate and deliver on a value proposition that resonates with all stakeholders. This position works in collaboration with peer positions to develop and accomplish the business of the organization; and seeks direction, consultation and coordination as needed with the officers responsible for marketing, operations, human resources, and finance and is accountable to the management team and the ESOP.   This position is indirectly responsible for the professional training and development of less experienced design professionals, working directly with senior staff to determine and fulfill coaching and training needs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build, develop and engage appropriate senior staff to share in maintaining relationships with potential and existing clients.
  • Build effective collaborative relationships with consultants, project partners, and internal leaders.
  • Research, identify and track future opportunities.
  • Estimate fees, determine scope of work, and prepare proposals and contracts on complex projects in accordance with the policies and practices of the organization.
  • Provide leadership and oversight
    • Oversee design presentations, monitor project design development, and provide design direction and support to ensure appropriate and consistently high-quality design.
    • Monitor project management and/or construction document development and facilitate direction as needed to ensure timely completion of quality construction documents within project budgets.
    • May seal documents
  • Maintain high-quality staff.
    • Effectively delegate oversight and monitoring of work of less experienced design professionals.
    • Effectively engage in and/or delegate career development of design professionals.
    • Directly and indirectly monitor and evaluate performance of all studio members.
  • Participate in coordinating and balancing the workload of the organization.
  • Participate in positioning the firm to take advantage of opportunities for growth and marketplace expansion.
  • In conjunction with other senior leaders, is responsible for realization of profits compatible with interests of clients and the firm.
  • Examples of job responsibilities are not intended to be all inclusive. GLMV reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.

 

Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of architecture practice, including, but not limited to design, building materials, construction methods, integration of engineering disciplines, and building costs and regulatory agencies.
  • Thorough knowledge of the target market area(s) and relevant client trends, concerns, and needs.
  • Working knowledge of relevant design and construction document development tools and techniques
  • Capacity to understand the operating environment, its influences and the human factors and dynamics.
  • Ability to manage clients, project partners, and staff effectively, resolving issues arising from competing interests.
  • Ability to influence others to accomplish tasks and follow your guidance.
  • Ability to develop solutions and present project designs and plans to client personally.
  • Ability to find and develop unique opportunities to create value.
  • Ability to monitor ongoing client satisfaction and staff and project performance for multiple projects
  • Ability to verbally and in writing convey a message that facilitates action, using the English language.
  • Ability to acquire reciprocal licensure as needed

An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

 

Minimum Education, Credentials and Experience

  • License to practice architecture in at least one state in the United States
  • NCARB certification preferred
  • Experience:
    • client relations management
    • winning project interview preparation and execution
    • experience building client and business relationships
    • producing and assembling full construction drawing sets for new steel-frame construction and renovation projects of substantial complexity
    • training and developing intern architects and/or drafting technicians
    • proposal development and preparation
    • planning and managing projects to contract requirements.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

 

 

PROJECT ARCHITECT–Houston

The Project Architect (PA) has full responsibility for the production of the construction drawings and specifications for a project and varying levels of responsibilities for design and construction administration. Work may be performed alone or with the assistance of less experienced architects, interns and/or drafters. The PA is responsible for training and development of those…

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The Project Architect (PA) has full responsibility for the production of the construction drawings and specifications for a project and varying levels of responsibilities for design and construction administration. Work may be performed alone or with the assistance of less experienced architects, interns and/or drafters. The PA is responsible for training and development of those less-experienced staff. This position will also provide quality checks for other projects and will have the opportunity to participate in and learn project management and/or business development activities.

 

Responsibilities for this position typically include:

  • planning, guiding, and checking the work of less-experienced architects and/or interns in architecture through design development and construction drawings
  • providing design direction to landscape architecture staff and interior design staff, and coordinating their construction drawings
  • providing design direction and drawings to engineers to facilitate their design of the electrical, mechanical and structural components of the project; coordinating their drawings to ensure that all considerations are met and that there are no clashes or conflicts in their drawings with other components
  • oversight of project under construction shop drawings and requests for information (RFI).
  • other duties as assigned.

 

The project architect may also participate in:

  • proposal preparation
  • programming the features of the project to the owner’s needs
  • design charrette and/or conceptual design
  • facilitating project team meetings with owner representative, engineers, contractors, and specialty project team members
  • value engineering
  • pre-bid meetings
  • LEED certification application development

The Project Architect may receive training and development for project management including contract preparation and management, subconsultant negotiation and contracting, work planning, budget preparation and management, and progress tracking and reporting. The Project Architect may receive training and development in business development.

Examples of job responsibilities are not intended to be all‑inclusive. GLMV reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Oral and written proficiency with the English language
  • Ability to be thorough and detailed in reviewing own work and that of others
  • Interpersonal relationship building
  • Physical abilities include:
    • Travel by plane
    • Drive and travel by automobile
    • Walk, step over, bend, stretch, climb ladders as needed to inspect buildings and sites
    • Use computers effectively to prepare documents, draft construction drawings, and communicate with others.
    • Use the telephone effectively to communicate with others.

An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

 

Education, Credentials and Experience

  • Professional five-year or master’s degree in Architecture from an NAAB-accredited program and/or license to practice architecture in at least one state in the United States.
  • NCARB certification preferred.
  • Experience in producing and assembling full construction drawing sets for new steel-frame construction and renovation projects of substantial complexity.
  • Experience training and developing intern architects and/or drafting technicians.
  • Specific experience in healthcare preferred.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered

Wichita 316.265.9367
Kansas City 816.444.4200
Houston 281.870.1914
architects@glmv.com

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