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  • Project Architect

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/22/2019 3:49 PM)
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    GMA Architects, Inc.
    Job Location
    US-IL-Downers Grove

    Are you creative and detail-oriented? Do you solve problems in three dimensions? Do you act with integrity and hold yourself and others to the highest standard? If the answer is, “Yes!” then we have an opportunity that will impress you!


    We are looking for a detail-oriented Project Architect who is passionate about the construction process to join our Downers Grove (Chicagoland) team. At GMA, every associate is empowered to drive their success from day one!


    Partnered with the ARCO Family of Companies, GMA Architects is a full-service design and construction firm.  Our design team provides architectural services including Creative Design, Project Management, ADA/Code Compliance, Building Assessment and Reuse, Addition and Renovations, Historic Preservation, Master Planning, Interior Design, Space Planning, and Construction Administration.


    We are dedicated to the well-being of our associates and are proud to be consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work. Our compensation and benefits package not only supports our associates and their families but benefits local communities and communities around the world.


    • Industry-leading performance-based bonus program
    • Generously funded profit sharing
    • Traditional and Roth 401k
    • Tuition reimbursement for associates
    • Scholarship for associates’ children up to $28,000 per child
    • 1-month paid sabbatical after every five years of employment, plus $5,000 for travel
    • 1-week paid volunteer leave each year
    • 100% charitable match
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
    • 100% paid 10-week maternity leave


    At ARCO and GMA, our first core value is to treat people fairly and do the right thing. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


    • Provide site and space planning for construction project managers
    • Review building code, local zoning, and park covenants
    • Prepare presentation drawings, as required
    • Attend client meetings, coordinate with construction project managers, structural, electrical, and civil engineers
    • Review project scope with construction project managers
    • Produce architectural documents for permit submittal as well as construction
    • Review and coordinate construction documents content with construction project manager and consultants as it relates to projects


    • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field
    • 5-10 years’ experience. Industrial, TI, multi-family and/or hospitality experience preferred
    • Ability to develop preliminary designs into construction documents
    • AutoCAD and Revit experience  
    • Ability to develop presentation drawings (colored site plan and elevations)
    • 3D modeling/rendering preferred


    We are one of the fastest-growing, privately owned companies in America, completing over 4,000 design/build projects across 48 states. We ranked #16 out of the top 100 design/build companies in the U.S. and #47 on the ENR Top 400 Contractors list of 2019. Most importantly, our clients like us, they trust us and want to do business with us. We are looking for people with the same enthusiasm, passion, and respect for hard work that brought us to where we are today. Are you a person that can make a difference at ARCO? If the answer is, “Yes!” we look forward to meeting you.


    ARCO does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies without pre-approval from ARCO’s Human Resource team. Pre-approval is required before any external candidate can be submitted. ARCO will not be responsible for fees related to unsolicited resumes and for candidates who are sent directly to our hiring managers.


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