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Senior Project Architect

Wright Heerema Architects is seeking a Senior Project Architect to join our team of designers and assist in the development of architecture and interior design solutions for our clients. Candidates for this position must have experience in the design and construction of office buildings.  The candidate’s experience should include new construction and renovations, in both base-building architecture and interior design.


  • Oversee the development of Construction Documents
  • Assist in Schematic Design and Design Development
  • Work directly with partners, project managers, clients, internal team and consultants
  • Conduct code reviews, meet with code officials as needed
  • Research materials and ensure details are accurate and support the design intent
  • Review drawings for quality assurance
  • Issue documents for bidding, permit, construction and record drawings
  • Manage Construction Administration activities; submittals, RFIs, site visits, punch lists, etc.
  • Provide exceptional, proactive, friendly client service
  • Inspire, teach, lead-by-example and mentor architectural design staff
  • Complete assignments within schedule and fee perimeters


  • Positive, out-going, energetic and fun team player
  • Genuine curiosity and passion for developing design and technical solutions to support our client projects
  • 10+ years of professional experience in commercial office design
  • Working knowledge and understanding of standard construction methods
  • Bachelor’s or Master degree in Architecture from an accredited university required
  • Architecture License preferred
  • Proficiency in both AutoCAD and Revit is highly desired.
  • Excellent written, verbal and graphic communication skills
  • Passion for providing client-centered design, excellent client service and responsiveness
  • Working knowledge of Chicago Building Codes preferred
  • Collaborative professional
  • Experience working in concert with interior designers preferred

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