Firm Architect


About the Job

MAPS is seeking an experienced candidate with an architecture background to join our MAPStudio team. This position requires the background and skills to understand and organize medium to large architectural projects. A successful applicant will thrive in a dynamic environment and is interested in learning all aspects of architecture on a variety of architectural typologies and scales. This position is an opportunity for structured and rapid growth within a growing organization.

Applicant Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
  • Accredited Bachelor's Degree + Masters Degree in architecture or a 5 year Professional Degree in Architecture.
  • 5 - 10 years of experience in the field of architecture
  • Licenced in the State of Illinois
  • Self-Certified in Chicago
  • Ability to cultivate leads to help grow the firm and client base
Job Requirements
  • Ability to read and interpret translate, and create construction documents, architectural diagrams and design drawings, and specifications
  • Demonstrated architectural design skills
  • Demonstrated architectural drafting skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Client-facing communicator
  • Creative problem solve
  • Develop understanding of compliance processes and local and national zoning and building codes and apply strategy to improve project timeline
  • Facilitate and anticipate future outcomes to achieve desired project results for clients
  • Desired Experience
  • Presentation to clients, client management
  • Simultaneous management of multiple projects
  • Production of both design and construction documents
  • Interaction with City of Chicago rules, regulations, and procedure
Software Proficiency
  • Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Advanced proficiency in Revit
  • Adobe Creative Suite / Affinity
  • Bluebeam
  • Understanding of 3D modeling and rendering programs such as Rhino, Sketch Up, and Enscape
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation apps (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Salary commensurate with experience and skillet of the applicant
  • Full benefits 401K, Healthcare, Life Insurance
  • Performance Based Bonus Structure

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About the Company

MAPStudio is a Chicago-based architecture and design firm who believes that process success and design success are symbiotic. This philosophy is rooted in a partnership with MAP Strategies, an architectural compliance and management firm. Together, these teams pair architecture with code, zoning, and permitting implications without sacrificing design excellence. This innovative collaboration model accelerates approval processes, allowing for time re-allocation where it counts. From retail build-outs to high-end residential the team has a depth of knowledge navigating existing conditions and adaptive re-use challenges. The studio’s portfolio looks beyond project typology to nurture mutual success for clients and partners before, during, and after the design/ construction process. This commitment allows for new models of collaboration and process management to emerge; enriching design. MAP Studio is a certified Women-Owned Business in the City of Chicago and State of Illinois.
Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

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