Architectural Designer

Los Angeles, CA
CallisonRTKL
callisonrtkl.com

Description    
CallisonRTKL seeks an Architectural Designer to join its Los Angeles office.

Responsibilities

With preliminary direction from a licensed architect, analyze client needs and utilize independent thinking to develop approaches in and coordinate all phases of architectural design, architectural interior design, and masterplan/ urban planning for international and domestic large scale (from 1,000,000+ to 6,000,000+ SQ ft) multistory  mixed use, retail, entertainment, high rise residential, high rise office, high rise hotel and large scale commercial projects, from masterplan, predesign, concept design, schematic design and design development through construction documentation review, and construction advisory, including new construction, modification to existing structural systems, competition, space planning, initial concept development, retail diagram, custom detailing and research for building codes and barrier free compliance; hand/digital render design drawings and use 2D/3D building information modeling programs, including REVIT, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Layout, Rhino, V-ray, Enscape, and Maxwell to develop design concepts and refine them into design solutions, from concept phase through design development phase; use Adobe photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, and Microsoft Office Package to produce clear and compelling design presentations; free hand sketch perspectives, axonometric, space plans, elevations and details for presentations using pencils, color pencils, or markers; assist with contract proposal making, budget estimating, establishing task schedule and manpower requirements consistent with the project agreement; set up project BIM system, organize project data and document, coordinate with client, consultant, local design institute, and contractors to respond to requests for information, clarifications, and modifications; assist with identifying and quantifying tasks outside the scope of the Owner-Architect agreement for negotiation of additional services; participate in and coordinate meetings with client, consultants, and public agencies on a given project; coordinate and translate design intend for clients and designer according to international project requirement; assist in identifying weekly project requirements and projecting long term needs; assist with project consultant agreement and project budgets; assist with reviewing and approving contractor payments; assist with evaluating bids, estimates, and contract budget; develop site design/master plan alternative studies requiring program layout, site plans, site sections, 3D digital massing and physical site modeling; study city planning strategy to combine into project concept; develop concept alternatives, studies and development during concept design phase requiring 3D digital massing, concept diagram making, area arrangement, floor plans, space plans, interior space concept, building elevations, sections and perspectives; develop exterior envelope design during schematic phase requiring enlarged plans, elevations, sections, details and axonometric drawings using hand rendering and 3D digital modeling; conduct material and product research for exteriors and interiors, contact product company for material samples and make material board for internal record and presentation to client; work with consultants about exterior lighting design, signage design, billboard and LED location design; develop and produce detailed working drawings during design development phase, including documenting architectural plans, elevations, sections, enlarged plans, enlarged elevations, enlarged wall sections, paving plans, reflecting ceiling plans, wall types, wall patterns, details, joints, axonometric drawings and analysis diagrams with BIM system; coordinate with mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), structural, landscape, curtainwall system, signage, lighting, transportation system, and fire consultants to incorporate engineering systems into unified design for client and agency review and approval; perform necessary consultancy of drawings and specifications as construction projects progress and changes in dimensions, materials, and other aspects of design arise from client, agency or public input; apply architectural principles to review all related shop drawings, samples, and mock ups; conduct post-occupancy evaluation and review of clients’ use of space; develop and execute appropriate interior design solutions to produce space plans, furniture layout plans, interior elevations, reflected ceiling plans, interior paving plans, handrail design, bulkhead design and interior detailed design specifications, incorporating LEED sustainable design principles; develop lighting layout and design based on understanding of photometric data and daylight analysis.

Requirements    
Bachelor of Architecture (5 year) or foreign equivalent plus 2 years of experience to include hand/digital rendering design drawings and using 2D/3D building information modeling programs, including REVIT, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Layout, Rhino, V-ray, and Maxwell to develop design concepts and refine them into design solutions, from predesign, concept design, schematic design through design development phase for international and domestic large scale multistory mixed use, retail, entertainment, high rise residential, high rise office, high rise hotel and large scale commercial projects including new construction, modification to existing structural systems, competition, space planning, and initial concept development; analyzing sketches, photographs, notes, and site survey of existing conditions & other input material to determine best approaches for completion of drawings to solve and coordinate technical issues of design in relation to building structure, HVAC system, fire protection and materials for intricate detailing; studying and working on different exterior envelope design options during schematic phase requiring enlarged plans, elevations, sections, details and axonometric drawings using free hand sketch perspectives, axonometric, space plans, elevations and details as well as 3D digital model using Sketchup, and Rhino; hand rendering design options with color pencils, markers and ink pens; 3D digital rendering design options using Sketchup, Rhino, Vray and Photoshop; conducting material and product research for exteriors and interiors, contacting product company for material samples and making material board for internal record and presentation to client; working on predesign, schematic design, and design development of interior architectural design for projects, including new interior construction and expansion; working with consultants about exterior lighting design, signage design, billboard and LED location design; researching international building codes, and regulations, collecting data, and writing reports and presentations to incorporate research and data into architectural designs; assisting with producing design development drawing including layout drawings into sheets, annotation of drawings, REVIT 3D modeling; making corrections as indicated by Project Architect and Design director to in-progress sets of design development and construction documents; coordinating conceptual design drawings with civil, traffic, parking, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection (MEP/FP), landscape, structural, curtain wall and lighting consultants to incorporate engineering systems into architectural designs to produce construction documentation and secure client and regulatory approval; preparing presentation package with Adobe photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, and Microsoft Office Package software; making concept and technical diagrams related to the projects for the package; contacting international and domestic vendors including printing company, rendering company, and physical model company regarding project presentation.

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