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Architectural Designer for Hufft Projects

Hufft Projects is looking for an Architectural Designer to perform a broad range of duties, working on all phases of design from conception to completion. Hufft Projects is a diverse design collective based in Kansas City with a passion for quality craftsmanship and a keen interest in the developing role of the designer, fabricator and builder in the modern world. Our varied mix of experience, backgrounds and areas of expertise help to define Hufft Projects’ uniquely holistic approach to design. Our formula is simple- we listen to the needs of our clients and then apply extraordinary amounts of experience, craft and technical innovation to create beautiful and thought-provoking design. We view every project and program as a new challenge, so while our basic formula stays the same, our design process is fluid and ever-changing. The goal of our interdisciplinary approach is to bridge the gap between trades and technology to create beautiful and enduring designs.

 

The Architectural Designer is expected to be a steward of the interdisciplinary approach of the design studio, coordinating across trades/divisions as required by each project. Tasks will be varied, ranging from (but not limited to) conceptual design, presentation preparation, client and consultant correspondence, construction documentation, and project visualization. The Architectural Designer is expected to work proficiently with little direction to advance a project based on time and budget constraints. An emphasis will be placed on collaboration, design integrity and deadline driven project delivery. The Architectural Designer’s role is seen as vital the success of the design studio, and integral to everything we strive for at Hufft Projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conceptual Design
  • Presentation Preparation
  • Design Documentation
  • Construction Administration
  • Consultant Coordination
  • Client interaction and coordination
  • Contractor communication and coordination
  • Internal coordination between design trades and divisions

Knowledge, Skill and Certification Requirements:

  • Professional degree in Architecture
  • Understanding of sustainable design strategies
  • Understanding of Building codes and life safety requirements
  • Understanding of accessible/universal design
  • Ability to complete projects and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Revit and able to both draw and manage the file efficiently