Architect

VLK Architects

7915 F.M. 1960 West
Suite 214
Houston, TX 77070
AIA Chapter: AIA Houston

Contact

cjohnson@vlkarchitects.com

Description

Design Architect (Houston Office)

OVERVIEW:
For nearly 30 years, VLK Architects has been a leader in designing innovative educational spaces. VLK is looking for a Design Architect to join our Houston office. The ideal candidate for this position will be well-versed in all phases of design of K-12 schools, with an emphasis on the design of high schools. This position will require creativity and strong organizational skills to find innovative solutions that exceed client expectations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Coordinates design efforts during all phases of a project
including bond planning, master planning, programming, schematic
design, design development, construction documents,
specifications and construction administration
• Develops presentation strategies
• Communicates design ideas through hand sketching, 3-D computer
renderings and verbal presentation skills
• Coordinates with consultants, contractors, fabricators,
specification writers and design team members
• Must work well in a collaborative environment and be able to
respond to design needs from multiple project architects,
directors and firm principals
• Serves in a mentoring role for junior designers
• Participates in interview presentations, trade show conventions
and general marketing efforts
• Ability to manage the design process of several concurrent
projects

REQUIREMENTS:

• Professional Degree in Architecture (B. Arch or M. Arch) from an
accredited university
• 5-10 years of relevant professional experience
• Texas Architectural registration preferred
• LEED® Accreditation preferred
• Excellent verbal and graphic communication skills
• Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp required
• Proficiency in Revit preferred
• Knowledge of building codes
• Extensive design portfolio of K-12 projects with emphasis on
high schools
• Knowledge of current educational trends and how school
facilities can respond to them

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits such as generous medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401k plan, paid vacation and holidays, and more.
Please send your resume to Charles W. Johnson Jr., AIA via email at cjohnson@vlkarchitects.com. No phone calls will be accepted.