Project Architect

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Ryan Street Architects is seeking an experienced candidate to join our design team in Austin, Texas. We are looking for a candidate with a strong design sensibility who is motivated, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize tasks, with the ability to work in an open and dynamic studio environment. Our current work includes high-end residential and hospitality projects. This is a full-time salary position where pay is commensurate with experience, ability, and performance.

job summary

We are seeking a Project Architect who is detailed oriented and skilled at document production, consultant coordination, and technical project development and delivery. The successful candidate will lead document production on multiple residential projects on a daily basis, provide technical oversight and coordination of the project team to ensure task completion, and ensure that our high standards of service are consistently delivered. The role will involve developing CAD documents from conceptual / schematic design through construction documents, including preparation of details and specifications, providing construction observation services, and assisting in the preparation of estimated budgets and schedules.

computer skills
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Revit
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Sketch-Up experience (preferred but not required)
job requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with 7+ years of experience in high-end residential design
  • Texas licensure strongly preferred
  • Uphold the firm’s commitment to providing world class service
  • Ensure that uniformly high-quality documents and RSA standards are completed on all projects
  • Develop technical documents, drawings, and specifications in AutoCAD or Revit on multiple projects
  • Lead consultant coordination and agency permitting
  • Manage code compliance
  • Manage construction observation and attend site meeting
  • Complete quality control reviews of progress sets
  • Attend and, where necessary, lead project / client meetings
  • Coordinate work with internal and external team members and promote an interdisciplinary approach to project delivery
  • Provide progress updates to internal team and promptly communicate issues of concern with the internal team
  • Continually improve the quality of the work, the way it is delivered, and the process employed to attain it. Identify opportunities for RSA improvement
  • Build, nurture, and foster lasting relationships with a broad client base and support team members in doing the same
  • Seek self-development through feedback, new knowledge, and opportunities for personal growth, career learning, and development
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the design documentation process, including experience producing fastidiously detailed and well-coordinated construction drawings
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills – capability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision, juggle and prioritize multiple projects, and adjust work accordingly, often against tight deadlines. Must be able to maintain a great attitude under pressure
  • Ability to work well with colleagues in a team environment in order to keep multiple projects on schedule and within budget
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
compensation & benefits
  • Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience
  • Fully paid health insurance for employee
  • Paid membership in AIA
  • Paid standard holidays and vacation
  • 401k retirement plan after 1 year of employment
  • Support for professional development, continued learning, and leadership development