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Project Architect

Company: Spur Design
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:


Spur Design is looking for a full-time Project Architect to join our dynamic design team. The ideal candidate is organized, a motivated self-starter, detail oriented, and collaborative.


Working in collaboration with the Director of Operations, Architectural Lead, and Project Manager Lead, the PM will help support the management of multiple projects from inception through completion and are primarily responsible for managing client expectations and ensuring that delivery meets that expectation
Responsible for ensuring the project team knows and understands the project vision and extent of the scope of work
Obtain necessary client approvals
Obtain necessary client provided drawings
Coordinate with other Spur Design Project Managers to ensure that office wide resources are organized
Daily responsibilities include but not limited to:
Create and manage budget and schedules
Coordinate with Architectural Lead design staffing needs and project updates
Facilitate the documentation of meetings and work sessions
Maintain team morale
Assist with document production as needed
Actively manage project communications and documentation, and project administrative tasks
Project tracking responsibilities include but not limited to:
Project schedules and milestones, both critical and internal utilizing Microsoft Teams
Project budget, team hours, and expenses
Facilitate follow up with clients regarding unpaid invoices as necessary
Identify potential exposure to risks and propose mitigation methods
Assist project team with the creation and assemblies of presentations as needed
Provide oversight in managing a project BIM execution plan
Establish and maintain Project Newforma files and consultant access
Proactively manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope through Microsoft Teams, Unanet, and other software.
Reviews internal and external work-in-progress as well as deliverables
Coordinate all aspects of final deliverables to client, whether digital or hard copy
Act as primary contact to consultants at an administrative level and coordinate exchanges related to assigned project deliverables and scheduling


Bachelor or Master's degree in Architecture
Registered Architect 5+ years
NCARB preferred
High proficiency in applicable BIM and CAD software(s).
Ability to lead and guide the production of construction documents
Portfolio of completed projects
Thorough knowledge of codes and zoning regulations
Coordination skills with Project Managers, consultants and schedules
Extensive knowledge of construction detailing and ability to prepare a complete set of construction documents
Leadership and mentorship of staff and internal project team
Excellent communication and reporting skills
Ability to translate concepts into functional construction designs
Advanced project management skills
Knowledge of construction costs and time frames


15-25 days of accrued personal time off (PTO) based on years in profession
Paid Holidays including:
New Year's Day
Spur Design Inception Day (observed the Friday before Memorial Day)
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday
Christmas Day and the weekdays between Christmas and New Year's Day
Short-term Disability (STD) and Long-term Disability (LTD) are provided at no charge and include compensation of up to 60% of annual base salary.
Life insurance in the amount of up to $100,000 or 2x annual base salary (whichever is less) is provided at no charge.
Health Insurance, employer covers 100% of employee premiums
Dental Insurance, employer covers 100% of employee premiums
Vision Insurance. employer covers 100% of employee premiums
Retirement benefits include matching 401k contributions of 1-for-1 matching up to 3% and 1-for-2 matching up to 5%, with a maximum match of 4% for a 5% employee contribution. This plan is a "safe harbor" eligible plan and, subsequently, no vesting period is required past initial eligibility requirements.

Spur Design also offers reimbursement of training and professional organization dues or fees with prior approval by ownership.

Keywords: Spur Design, Kansas City , Project Architect, Professions , Kansas City, Kansas

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