As a Federal Architect, you will play a pivotal role in designing and overseeing the development of architectural solutions for various federal government projects. Your expertise in architecture, construction, and government regulations will be instrumental in ensuring that the infrastructure and buildings meet the unique needs and requirements of federal agencies. You will collaborate closely with stakeholders, including government officials, project managers, engineers, and contractors, to create functional, sustainable, and cost-effective architectural designs that align with the strategic objectives of the federal government.
Architectural Design: Develop and present architectural concepts, plans, and drawings for federal government projects. Ensure that designs comply with applicable building codes, regulations, and standards while meeting the functional and aesthetic requirements of the project.
Project Coordination: Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to establish project goals, budgets, and timelines. Coordinate architectural design activities with the overall project plan and monitor progress throughout the project lifecycle.
Stakeholder Engagement: Work closely with federal agencies and government officials to understand their requirements, goals, and objectives. Conduct meetings, presentations, and workshops to gather feedback, address concerns, and ensure alignment with the agency's strategic vision.
Compliance and Regulations: Stay up-to-date with federal laws, regulations, and guidelines related to architectural design, construction, and sustainability. Ensure that architectural designs and plans adhere to all relevant federal regulations and policies, including accessibility standards and environmental regulations.
Quality Assurance: Conduct thorough reviews and evaluations of architectural plans, designs, and construction activities to ensure compliance with specifications, quality standards, and contractual requirements. Identify and resolve any design or construction-related issues that may arise during the project.
Team Collaboration: Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including engineers, contractors, interior designers, and landscape architects, to integrate architectural designs with other project elements. Foster a collaborative work environment and ensure effective communication among team members.
Cost Management: Work closely with cost estimators and project managers to develop and manage project budgets. Identify cost-saving opportunities and innovative design solutions without compromising quality and functionality.
Sustainability and Energy Efficiency: Incorporate sustainable design principles and energy-efficient practices into architectural designs. Explore and integrate renewable energy sources, green building materials, and environmentally friendly technologies to enhance the sustainability of federal buildings.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture or a related field preferred
- Professional architectural licensure required
- Strong knowledge of architectural design principles, building codes, and regulations.
- Familiarity with federal guidelines, standards, and procurement processes.
- Proficiency in architectural design software and tools (e.g., AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp).
- Excellent project management and coordination skills.
- Strong communication and presentation abilities.
- Attention to detail and the ability to work within strict deadlines.
- Knowledge of sustainable design practices and green building certifications (e.g., LEED) is a plus.