Based on experience
About the Job
Based on experience
We are seeking a committed and passionate architectural graduate/architect in training with 0-5 years of experience in well-detailed single family residential and light commercial projects to assist on all phases of a project, from initial client meetings through construction administration. Multi-family experience would be a plus. Additionally, this person will help with our sustainability efforts as well as being able to produce 3D imaging. This position will provide an opportunity to work on state of the art sustainable, resilient and wellness projects. The work will consist of contributing in our collaborative studio to analyze existing buildings and sites, analyze projects for sustainable performance (will train in house), assist with initial and design development schemes, prepare permit drawings sets and construction documents, and coordinate with clients, consultants, municipalities and contractors. This is a full time position that comes with a competitive benefits package that includes medical and SEP profit sharing. Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio in .pdf format, and correspond via email only. Please no recruiter calls. Kipnis Architecture + Planning is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
The following are the requirements that we are looking for in a candidate;
- 0-5 years of office experience post architectural degree
- Professional Bachelors or Masters degree in Architecture
- A strong knowledge of sustainable design is required. LEED, Certified Passive House or WELL accreditation would be a significant plus.
- Proficiency in BIM and 3D modeling is required (will provide focused in house training as required)
- Experience with Vectorworks is a plus (will train in house). Vectorworks is similar to many other CAD programs.
- Experience developing detailed construction documents for bid, permit and construction.
- Excellent graphic and communications skills/working with a team
- Solid people relationship skills.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
About the Company
Kipnis Architecture + Planning, celebrating its 30th year, has earned a local, regional and national reputation for design excellence that integrates sustainability, resilience and wellness. Our mission is 'High Design/Low Carbon™'. We are early signatories to the AIA's 2030 Commitment, rigorously working towards having our projects be 'net zero' for their energy and carbon use, and have been instrumental in the creation of the AIA's 2030 Commitment at both the national and local level. With offices in Evanston and Boulder, CO, our work is approximately 85% residential (custom and affordable) and 15% commercial, including restaurant, retail, office and occasionally airport facility work. We have done work throughout the Midwest and, more recently, in Colorado, as well as several other states. Our work also includes seamless additions and restorations of historic homes while significantly improving their energy performance. Many projects have successfully met the strict requirements for the State of Illinois' Historic Preservation agency's tax assessment freeze program. The firm's commitment to affordable housing is evidenced by our unique position as the only firm in Chicago to be involved with the New Homes for Chicago program, Scattered Site Housing, Green Homes for Chicago, the Green Bungalow Initiative and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2).
AIA 2030 Commitment Signatory