About the Job

BTL Architects, Inc. is seeking candidates with experience ranging from entry level, mid-level to senior level, who are looking to join our dynamic and growing team in Chicago. The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to specialize in the evaluation, renovation, and repair of architectural aspects of existing buildings. They will work on a variety of projects that include restoring and revitalizing historic buildings, adaptive reuse for buildings that are no longer in use, and preserving the architectural character of iconic structures.

Applicant Requirements

Architects will be required to:

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Perform building assessments.
  • Conduct façade inspections performed from pipe scaffolding, suspended scaffolding, and rented man lifts.
  • Develop scope of work for repairs/restoration and prepare project specifications and final reports.
  • Review drawings prepared by others.
  • Report directly to the firm founder and principal.

Architect candidates should have an understanding of architectural history, technical knowledge of construction materials and the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong technical writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to efficiently work on projects independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural plans, specifications, and construction documents.
  • Ability to adapt to changing project task schedules, and to work on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Ability to measure, field sketch and photograph existing conditions of buildings.
  • Knowledge of construction techniques and building codes.
  • Knowledge of exterior façade repair and restoration work a plus.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and other design software. Candidate should be able to produce a coherent set of drawings with minimal supervision.
  • Physical ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (4+ hours), ability to crouch, bend, kneel, climb ladders and/or pipe scaffolding.
  • Technically creative and open-minded.

Date Posted:


BTL Architects, Inc.


About the Company

BTL Architects, Inc. is a Chicago-based architectural consulting firm that is focused on extending the useful lives, and improving the performance of, buildings throughout Illinois - bringing them back to life. At BTL Architects we are passionate about designing for beauty, durability, and long-term performance. We offer a full range of architectural services - and specialize in the evaluation, renovation, and repair of primarily building enclosures of existing buildings.

Paid Advertisement