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SDK Atelier is an award winning architectural studio. Our studio is built on the collaborative process of its youthful designers and seasoned staff to create distinct and valuable architecture. Our mission is to integrate new interpretations of traditional styles and provide remarkable designs that extend across a wide spectrum of markets. We believe in the extraordinary capability design has to influence the quality of life and strive to inspire people to discover why it matters.

We are currently looking for the following positions for the right fit:

We are currently seeking a Director of Multifamily in our Irvine, CA office. 

  • Responsible for keeping track of all project deliverable in conjunction with the contract and stay within budget
  • Lead and manage projects from construction documents through construction administration stages, applications for statutory approvals.
  • The Director oversees production department to meet client specifications, create and propose budget and time estimations, and act as an intermediary between client and the project team.  He/she must also write reports and/or update the project schedule so as to keep the client informed about the status of the project
  • Must be able to implement the basis of design and specs provided by the client by coordinating with the project team and spec writer
  • Able to review consultant drawings for Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Proficient and have a solid understanding of building construction and the different components
  • Able to collaborate and resolve multi-disciplinary consultant issues without compromising the design
  • Able to review drawings for Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Able to implement and review drawings in conjunction with the specific standards inherent to the studio
  • Ensures drawings meet the design intent
  • Ensures the drawings are fully coordinated
  • Able to delegate tasks and oversee the work of team members, providing support and guidance as needed
  • Must assess available resources, develop and follow a schedule and budget, and stay in close contact with all members of the project team to provide clear direction
  • Demonstrate project leadership by mentoring project architects and/or project coordinators throughout the process
  • Work with Senior Designer or Senior Design Manager to resolve design issues with creative and practical solutions

Skills / Requirements:

  • 12-15 years minimum experience
  • Proficient and/or knowledgeable in AutoCAD process & implementation
  • Proven proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and other software programs
  • Experience in construction administration
  • Experience working with different jurisdictional agencies
  • Experience in implementing zoning, planning, and building codes and standards               
  • Strong leadership, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to lead and collaborate with the project team within the studio
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and multiple projects simultaneously
  • Licensed Architect
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture preferred
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others

Career positions are intended to be full time, and all applicants should have a commitment and the ability to work for at least one year. We will be unable to respond personally to each applicant. If you have not been contacted after four months, you are welcome to reapply.  No phone calls or walk ins will be accepted.

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