Senior Project Architect  Central Florida/Hybrid


 

OVERVIEW

Would you love to use your architecture background to help churches create innovative and effective spaces to increase their ministry impact? Do you enjoy working on a small, collaborative team helping to build new connections and project opportunities while leading projects from concept to completion, using an integrated design/build project delivery method?

Our experienced Senior Project Architect position is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. We’re looking for candidates with innovative conceptual design skills, a desire to serve churches, an understanding of current ministry culture, and a flexible, collaborative team mindset. You’ll be the lead architect designing large, custom multi-million dollar ministry facilities, a mixture of renovations, additions, and new green site projects. Apply today to begin a mission of helping churches discover how their spaces can foster more effective ministry impact.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Building Opportunities
Assist the local Project Developer in developing relationships with leads, referrals, and contacts to develop project opportunities.

Alignment Phase
Generate creative concepts that help churches shape culture and spiritually form a congregation through their physical spaces. Bring a sense of art and imagination to inspire churches towards new ideas for indoor and outdoor environments that fits the client’s unique DNA. Appreciate church concerns and priorities with an aesthetic perspective and design thinking.

Manage and provide design leadership through the Alignment stage of the Aspen Process. Take ownership of internal team understanding and harmony as it relates to client expectations, commitments, and delivery. Facilitate team collaboration with Project Developer to deliver a design that maximizes ministry impact within limits of client’s budget and schedule constraints. Provide a scope and budget solution through Alignment and earn the privilege to move to the Design/Build/Furnish contract. Deliver a high quality, creative design that fits the unique DNA of the church and delivers on promised budget. Work with and manage Consultants to ensure collaborative solution. Deliver Design Narratives and Statements that will help the client communicate the Intent to their people.

Design/Build/Furnish

Manage and provide design team leadership through the Design stages of the Design-Build-Furnish phase. Work with Project Developer and Construction Project Manager to provide workflow plans and schedules. Champion creative and imaginative designs, holding tension against budget, engineering, and other real-life constraints. Work with internal architectural designers and job captain, internal interior designers, and external consultants and subcontractors to carry out design intent during Design stages. Provide a positive client experience through Design stages and earn the privilege to move to the Construction stage. Transition to construction in a fashion that ensures project success with respect to client satisfaction and profitability.

Work Environment

Aspen Group employs about 40 people across the Midwest and Southeast. The Project Architect is part of our Florida team, established in Spring 2020. It’s a hybrid work environment, with the ability to work-from-home a few days/week. Our small office is currently located in Daytona Beach, FL but is moving to the Orlando area. The goal is for about 75% of the jobs to be within a 3 hour radius of Orlando and about 25% of the work outside of that radius, with a small percentage requiring plane travel. We exclusively work on ministry-based projects, focusing in on the most innovative and effective churches.

Aspen Group is a values-based culture. People are drawn here to do meaningful work with people they love. We desire a company that offers excellence in execution, while operating out of our core values, which are:

  • Love one another
  • Find the win-win
  • Do what’s right
  • Always learn
  • Extend grace

Collaboration/Learning

Key player in the development and delivery of the project execution plan and Design.

  • Leads through clear communication and by example.
  • Delivers on Aspen’s Mission and Values on every project.
  • Interacts regularly with peers and management to facilitate learning.
  • Works across studios throughout Aspen system to promote learning and resource leveling.

Competencies Required

The competencies below are needed for proficiency in this role.

Customer Service

Design Thinking

Drive for Results

Communication

Reframing Problems Composure Ethics & Values Delegation
Abstraction Creativity & Imagination Problem Solving Building Effective Teams
Teamwork Integrity & Trust Timely Decision Making Caring About Teammates
Emotional Intelligence Learning Agility Approachability Confronting Teammates
Decision Quality Aesthetic Sensibility Writing Skills Conflict Competence
Project Management Visualizing Solutions Collaboration

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Relevant Experience: Seven (7) years’ experience in a relevant architectural design position. Design proficiency and experience required. Workflow management experience required. Architectural License required. Excellent communication skills and understanding of the church market preferred. Revit experience required.

Education: Minimum four-year degree in Architecture.

Knowledge Areas: Principles of design and visualization. Ability to understand and interpret budgetary guidelines and project expenditures. Working knowledge of church culture leadership, ministry and facilities.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

This position reports directly to the VP of Design & Integrated Services.

  • Satisfactory criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen.
  • Percentage of travel required: 25–35% ongoing

Compensation depends on experience. Excellent benefits package offered.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@aspengroup.com. 

 

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