Architect I/II with Historic Preservation Experience

As an Architect I/II at CSHQA, you will collaborate with Principal/Senior Architects and Project Managers to develop appropriate design solutions, work to assist clients through the planning and creation of fiscally responsible, award-winning designs.  You will manage multiple architectural projects from the conception stage through construction and completion; ensuring teams meet quality, schedule, contractual and budget goals, while leading and mentoring others through collaboration.

You should possess strong knowledge of design, trends, and construction administration.  You have proven experience supervising and leading a team of Designers, Architects and Architects-in-Training, Engineering disciplines and Consultants. This position requires knowledge of architectural projects concerning unique and varied complexities that significantly impact CSHQA.  Well-developed project management, client management and/or marketing abilities will be key to your success. In addition, you will use your partnering and relationship-building skills to establish new and manage existing client relations; coordinating communication among all parties involved to maintain a project workload for business continuity.


  • Lead design discussions and development of drawings, modeling and 3D renderings based upon those discussions, ensuring the design intent of the project is incorporated into the detailed documentation.
  • Guide specification set-up and drawing coordination, research and appropriate use of CSHQA standards.
  • Develop, check and coordinate technical aspects of the design of a project or multiple projects assuming responsibility for finished plans, specifications and QA/QC.
  • May participate in business development meetings with team leaders to target specified project, client or market opportunities.
  • Coordinate the work of less experienced architects and architects-in-training.
  • Deliver design sensitive projects on schedule and within budget while making authoritative decisions and recommendations of significant impact related to the project.
  • Develop and manage project scope, budgets, schedules, QA/QC reviews and client expectations ensuring that cost, customer service, quality, schedule and safety are incorporated into the design from commencement through completion.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other architects, owners, engineering disciplines, vendors, consultants, governmental agencies, etc. throughout the design phase of the building project.
  • Manage the preparation of construction documents and direct construction administration of architectural projects.
  • Evaluate and select architectural and engineering consultants.


  • Successful completion of a Master’s Degree of Architecture at an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 5-8 years’ design experience including managing projects and expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards.
  • Minimum 3 years of historic preservation experience. Knowledge of historic construction materials and assemblies, including existing construction and historic character.
  • Ability to survey existing buildings and evaluate historic construction materials.
  • Ability to identify character-defining features of existing and historic buildings.
  • Experience working with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and a strong understanding of historic preservation philosophies and techniques.
  • Familiarity with National Register of Historic Places nomination process and HABS/HAER documentation as methods to record and document historic properties.
  • Proficient with Revit; knowledge of AutoCAD, Ajera, and Newforma is a plus.
  • Excellent writing and graphic communication skills.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications.


  • Architect license in a jurisdiction.
  • Post-graduate bachelor’s degree in historic preservation.
  • Working knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software.

CSHQA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, genetic information, retaliation for protected activity, protected veteran or disabled status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.

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