PK-12 Education Designer

Denver, CO

We seek a full-time architectural planner / designer with proven experience in PK-12 Education programming, master planning, site/building planning and design for new construction, additions and/or interior renovations.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Is passionate about PK-12 educational design and has their finger on the pulse of 21st century teaching and learning, technology/equipment/furnishings, accessibility and safety, sustainable and healthy environments, and leading the design of educational environments that support and optimize teaching and learning.
  • Is highly experienced in PK-12 design visioning, programming and space planning, leading the Design Advisory Group process, listening and responding to all of the constituents that have a stake in educating our youth (students, parents, educators, administrators, facilities managers, and the community).
  • Is a great listener and can transform and deliver the constituents’ vision into a high quality design – meeting program, schedule and budget.
  • Is experienced and comfortable in dealing with challenging design opportunities with high problem-solving skills.
  • Can effectively communicate ideas and concepts (verbal and graphic), can produce design concepts quickly, often in front of a client.
  • Has strong organizational, communication, time, and relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrates high attention to detail, capable of managing multiple projects/tasks/people, tight and competing deadlines.
  • Has a solid knowledge base and understanding of basic structural, mechanical, electrical and other building systems, commercial construction means and methods, building materials, building and life safety codes, and the ADA.
  • Contributes to the team and is eager to listen, learn from others.
  • Has strong communication and collaboration skills, ability to work in a team environment.
  • Can earn the trust and respect of all those he/she works with.
  • May travel throughout the region for project assignment responsibilities.
  • Is a great representative of MOA to our staff, clients, consultants, contractors and other industry partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead or assist in marketing and business development in PK-12 Education arena, participate in RFP/RQP responses, lead or assist in interview preparation, design concepts, graphic presentation material, participate in interview presentation.
  • Primary or secondary MOA contact and representative for a client in the design phase of projects.
  • May work independently on some projects, or lead a team, or work as part of a team under the direction of others.
  • Design to meet facility program, design schedule, and construction budget.
  • Design to meet all the space and functional program requirements.
  • Architectural site planning, master planning, building exterior and interior architectural conceptual design, design development, and final design.
  • Develop project presentation graphics and 3D digital models and lead Design Advisory Group presentations.
  • Develop graphic promotional materials to assist owners in presenting and promoting the project(s) to the community (building and site renderings, interior space renderings, etc.).
  • Educate and guide team members (in-house and consultants) to ensure design concepts are carried through the technical development and construction of the project.
  • Provide design quality assurance oversight as an ongoing process during all phases of their projects.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor and/or master’s degree in Architecture from an NAAB accredited university.
  • Licensed Architect preferred.
  • Demonstrated Pre K-12 educational design portfolio.
  • 10+ years’ experience in site master planning, K-12 facility master planning, programming, building and architectural interior design.
  • Design, graphic presentation, and public presentation experience using Revit, Sketch-Up, Adobe Creative Cloud (primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and one or more rendering software such as Enscape, V-Ray and Lumion.
  • LEED or WELL accreditation a plus.

 

Salary commensurate with experience, capabilities, licensed or unlicensed

$85,000 – $100,000

We offer top tier benefits including 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability; 120 hours PTO to start with additional 8 hours accrued each following year for 5 years; up to 4% matching 401K plan with no vesting period; and a generous parking subsidy.

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