16 Jun 2019

Full-Time Design Technical Director

Studio Arq – Posted by lizdom84Anywhere

Studio Arq Design Technical Director

Job Description

The Design Technical Director reports directly to the Managing Director. Responsible for a high level of project quality, full client satisfaction and deliverables that are based on sound architectural judgments. Establishes and maintains quality assurance for accuracy, thoroughness, appearance, efficiency and constructability of projects while minimizing liability and cost. Provides technical supervision to ensure that man‐hour and schedule targets are met and provides coordination so projects are performed in a logical sequence to minimize rework and offset scheduling conflicts.


  • Review quality, accuracy, and completeness of projects with regard to building code compliance, architectural standards and MEP/SE/CE coordination.
  • Establish quality control methods, ensure use by all and develop techniques for process improvement and project documentation.
  • Develop ways to build office technical skill level, inspire short cuts, eliminate duplicate effort / rework and increase productivity.
  • Provide design guidance, mentor-ship and leadership at all stages of projects and maintain architectural design and production standards and procedures.



  • Personally review and coordinate all work at critical times during each phase including specifications, CAD/REVIT/BIM models, project documents and design intent.
  • Approve construction documents for release to bidders, submittal for permitting and as submitted to owners and clients for review and approval.
  • Review appropriateness of fees for various project types and review of proposal template, terms and conditions including indemnification needs and work scope clarity.


  • Responsible for determining drawing approach, layout, number of drawings and details in concert with office staff.
  • Accept responsibility for the thoroughness, completeness, and integrity of project deliverables with the exception of signing and sealing of permit and construction documents
  • Analyze building-zoning code for active & potential projects, review permit comments and provide CA support including shop drawing review.


  • Establish design standards and procedures for integrated system of design, consultant coordination, contract, specifications, and construction document delivery.
  • Perform technical evaluations of building models, (both in‐house and of consultants), in order to develop workflow procedures that maximize productivity
  • Develop improvements to BIM production procedures, graphics, standards and techniques for increased productivity and quality.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Actively mentor staff to provide them with the vision necessary for their professional and personal growth.
  • Recommend appropriate staffing levels and coordinate activities in order to meet and exceed established schedules and budget margins


  • Assume role of a Project Architect on specific projects as necessary.
  • Perform special projects and other reasonable business‐related duties as requested and delegated by the Principal or Managing Director


  • Proficiency in Revit required
  • Experience with RHINO and 3dMax preferred
  • Experience with ADOBE Suite – including Photoshop, Acrobat, and InDesign
  • Knowledge of relevant building codes and accessibility requirements
  • 15+ years of project experience in an architectural practice

Time Allotment

  • 75% project related
  • 15% business development
  • 10% administrative

Or as otherwise determined in conjunction with Principal and Managing Director

Physical Demands

This position may require local travel to project and client locations, seminar locations, conferences, etc.


Started in 2008, Studio ARQ LLC is a full-service architectural firm specializing in commercial, residential and institutional planning & design, owner representation, and design-build services. Additional services offered by Studio ARQ, LLC include project planning, budgeting & procurement, capital grant administration, project management, and construction administration services. Studio ARQ provides over 60 years of combined expertise in both the public and private sectors of construction, including work experience with property owners, design professionals, developers, contractors, elected officials, permit review agents, and community-based organizations.


  • Architecture: 10 years (Required)
  • Revit: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

How to Apply


Job Categories: Architecture Design, Design, and designer. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Adobe InDesign, adobe photoshop, Revit, and Rhino. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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