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PERKINS & WILL INC DESIG003393 Designer in Seattle, Washington

With preliminary direction from a licensed architect, analyze client needs and utilize independent thinking to develop approaches in and/or coordinate all phases of architectural design for large scale (250,000+ sq ft) Corporate/Commercial, Multi-Family Residential High Rise, Tenant Improvements and Life Sciences/Technology projects, from schematic design and design development through construction documentation and construction administration, including new construction, modifications to existing structural systems, space planning, custom detailing; provide research, planning, and design solutions, applying general knowledge of design, construction procedures, ADA design, Fair Housing Act guidelines, zoning and building codes compliance, and building materials; integrate projects into urban context, being responsive to spatial, environmental and economic conditions by collect data from GIS and Google Earth; develop and implement sustainable Design strategies in conformance with LEED, including Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) utilizing Tally; participate in meetings with clients, consultants, contractors, and public agencies on a given project; produce Design Presentations and 3D Visualizations, using Rhino, SketchUp, Autodesk Revit, V-ray, Lumion, Enscape, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office package, to communicate architectural design concepts; analyze sketches, photographs, notes, and site survey of existing conditions & other input material to determine best approaches for completion of drawings to solve technical issues of design in relation to site conditions, building structure, HVAC, electrical and plumbing system, fire protection and materials for intricate detailing; coordinate conceptual design drawings with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection (MEP/FP), structural, A/V, civil, landscape, code, acoustical, sustainability, and lighting consultants to incorporate engineering systems into architectural designs to produce building permit documents and construction documents through Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Revit, NavisWorks, and AutoCAD; participate in research and selection of building materials and FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment) components required for construction and work with consultants, vendors, product reps, and fabricators to meet overall project objectives; facilitate team internal and external project communications for drawings, specifications and material selections; build physical models using digital fabrication software, 3D printers, and laser cutter for study models; coordinate with outsourcing rendering and model-making companies for professional visualization and presentation models; set up the context model environment and settings for VR architectural visualization for advanced design presentation options for the client(s), as well as to use as in house design reviews; assist in the implementation of firm-wide strategies and collaborate with design teams to ensure sustainable design success, provide support and guidance firm-wide, and focus on the seamless rollout of sustainable design implementation in office design projects including urban design, transportation, retail, and international multistory and high-rise buildings; prepare and incorporate weather data analysis to identify passive design potential based on the local climate and building use to minimize building energy needs and maximize the energy savings; work in conjunction with sustainable design leadership in the continued improvement and development of high-performance design to maintain and improve the quality and consistency of design environment and deliverables; evaluate and manage bids, estimates, and contract budgets, coordinating with project managers, clients, consultants, and contractors to respond to requests for information, clarifications, and modifications; perform necessary modifications of drawings and specifications as construction projects progress