Come join an established firm where your voice is heard, ideas are encouraged and your work is highly regarded.  LPA offers a unique collaborative environment with dynamic, passionate, creative, and intelligent people with potential for professional and personal development.  As we grow our San Antonio office, we are seeking a Design Coordinator in Architecture to design and document solutions for various project types.  The Project Designer /Coordinator will generate, develop and present design solutions for conceptual and schematic designs for specific LPA projects in coordination with the Principals-in-Charge. The Project Designer / Coordinator will coordinate the design effort between architecture, landscape, engineering and interior design disciplines for the project.

As a project progresses in design development, the Project Designer / Coordinator will perform in the role of technical team leader and work on the technical aspects of a project but may begin to handle some project management tasks under the direction of the Project Manager, Project Director and/or Principal-in-Charge.

The following duties are typical of the position but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided for in the work plan.

  • Project programming, codes, compliance, conditions and or other relevant research Conceptual & Schematic Design
  • Presentation of designs.
  • Coordination and production of the technical design during the Design Development and Construction Documents phases.
  • Perform other project-related tasks as may be approved or assigned by the Senior Designer, Project Manager, Project Director and/or Principal-in-Charge.
  • Perform other special tasks as may be assigned.
  • Assist Project Manager with client and project coordination and management.
  • Ensure compliance of preliminary plans and construction documents with design intent.
  • Coordinate and prepare documentation for schematic design, design development and/or construction documents as assigned by the Project Manager.
  • Develop and compile project specifications.
  • Review the work of and coordinate with the various design disciplines for the successful completion of their scope.
  • Respond to bid inquiries and prepare addenda where needed.
  • Provide assistance in construction administration.
  • Conduct or assist in on-site observations as directed by the Project Manager.
  • Prepare observation reports where appropriate.
  • Review submittals during the construction process.
  • Assist in project close-out efforts including punch lists and agency processing.
  • Meet with governmental agencies or officials as needed.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Professional Degree in Architecture is required.
  • CA License in Architecture is preferred.
  • Five plus years industry experience required with specific experience in Healthcare projects.
  • Highly motivated, positive and proactive problem solver.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proficiency in the production and coordination of construction documents.
  • Experience in dealing with OSHPD, governmental agencies, codes and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of primary disciplines involved in various project types.
  • Proficiency in Revit is required.

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