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Project Architect – Restaurant/Retail

Posted Friday, July 26




Cuningham Group, an award-winning architecture firm with 8 offices around the world, is seeking a Project Architect in our Minneapolis office. Candidates should have seven to fifteen years of experience preferentially with a focus on restaurant, retail or hospitality project types for our Restaurant Retail Studio. The ideal candidate is a collaborative team leader, highly motivated, and ready to join our team and contribute to the success of the firm.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, portfolio and cover letter detailing their experience.

What you will do:
Integrate design, technical, and management disciplines, to deliver a fully coordinated set of drawings through a collaborative team-based process working closely with internal client groups.
Develop project documents for bidding and construction.
Provide input to the design and construction schedule – communicate the technical implication of design decisions.
Organize and direct the architectural team to execute the work in an orderly, timely and coordinated manner.
Coordinate directly with clients, project consultants and local jurisdictions to develop full construction documents and specifications.
Provide support for any tasks required for the successful completion of the project.
Provide clear team leadership, mentorship, and collaboration with the client and all consultants.
May require some travel.

What we look for:
Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Architecture.
Seven to fifteen years of experience, with restaurant retail experience preferred.
Strong design sensibilities and experience with creative direction.
Proficiency in Revit and Office 365 required. Skills in other software such as Bluebeam, Adobe Creative Suite, Revit C4R, Glue, Deltek Vision, etc. are ideal.
Familiarity with BIM 360.
Deep knowledge about major building systems and a strong background in detailing is desired.
Willingness to work closely with project designers and project managers, and lead a large team.
Ability to mentor staff with less experience.
Ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

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