Project Architect

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Company: Downing Construction, Iowa
Location: IA - Des Moines IA
Last Updated: 6/25/2022
Posted: 6/19/2022
Salary: N/A

Project Architect

The primary purpose of the Project Architect is to provide architectural services related to the development of commercial construction projects.

Classification: Non-exempt


  • Conduct themselves in alignment with the Downing Core Values
  • Prepare drawings, specifications, and construction documents as needed
  • Manage design projects from concept development through completion
  • Adjust design and plans to meet the client’s needs
  • Assist in creating and adhering to construction budgets
  • Work with consultants to ensure construction documents accurately interpret design intent
  • Collaborate with sales, preconstruction, and operations teams as needed
  • Resolve complex design issues when they arise
  • Comply with all safety standards and local planning regulations
  • Comply with all work-related deadlines
  • Clearly identify, discuss, and solve key issues for the greater good and long term


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
  • Licensed Architect in the state of Iowa with drafting as primary focus
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience designing commercial structures
  • Knowledge of building codes and regulatory standards
  • Artistic ability to interpret the vision of the client
  • Proficiencies with Revit drafting software
  • Proficient with computers, tablets, smartphones and Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Must have a keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills including management of deadlines and ability to keep track of the status of multiple jobs
  • Team focused with initiative to work individually
  • Disciplined work ethic, dependable, punctual
  • Service attitude
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function in a forward-thinking environment and mindset
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Work outside of standard company hours may be required at times to meet certain deadlines

Leadership Skills

  • Takes ownership and responsibility
  • Fosters teamwork
  • Serves as an example to others


  • Is a good promoter of all things Downing, both internally and externally


  • Be the ambassador of Downing’s safety motto: One Person. One Team. One Family.

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