Project Designer- Commercial

Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

MG2 is looking for a talented Project Designer to join our Commercial studio located in our Seattle office.

MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create meaningful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy, and consulting services. MG2 is consistently ranked among the largest architecture firms in the nation and among the top retail design firms in the world. MG2 serves clients around the globe from four offices: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Washington, DC and Shanghai.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate and manage development of architectural design and project drawings
  • Develop design intent and goals for successful implementation
  • Guide and manage project design team and activities, including consultants , along with Design Principal
  • Keep a phase of a project on schedule
  • Interface/coordinate interior design, site planning, and engineering to develop and execute architectural design concepts
  • Work with Principals on proposals / budget development
  • Mentor design staff
  • Provide design guidance to project staff
  • Responsible for design budget and schedule
  • Maintain and nurture direct contact with clients
  • Support marketing and business development activities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors/Masters in Architecture
  • 5-15 years of architectural design experience
  • Strong conceptual and schematic design skills
  • Strong verbal presentation skills
  • Proficient in 2D/3D software, including AutoCAD, 3D Studio MAX, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and PowerPoint
  • Revit a plus

At MG2 we work hard, but we also know the importance of having some fun while doing what we do best. We have a number of social activities, sports teams and opportunities for community involvement. We meet every other Friday over breakfast to celebrate new employees, project milestones and employee anniversaries (many of our colleagues have been here a long time)!

It’s also important our employees lead a balanced and healthy life. To support this, MG2 offers flexible hours, a telecommuting policy, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) (including company match) and paid time off.

We consider our offices innovation labs where employees can be creative and take design risks. This includes full access to our state-of-the-art 3D printer and laser cutter. Whether it’s working on actual projects or participating in one of our many design competitions, we challenge or staff to come up with the next great idea!

Additionally, to help support and encourage employee development, the firm provides a generous training allowance including reimbursement for first architectural licensure and renewals, NCIDQ and LEED certification fees. MG2 also covers the cost to open an IDP record along with in-house ARE study groups and plenty of opportunities to learn from both external and internal experts. 

We recognize career growth and development is just as important for our design staff so we also provide reimbursement for certification in your area of expertise.

 

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