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Architectural Designer

MSI General is seeking a Architectural Designer to join our team! We are one of the first fully integrated design/build construction firms in Wisconsin, with over 60 years of continuous profitability delivering excellence in design, estimating, and construction management.  This position will be responsible for overall project design implementation, concepts and objectives.  The Architectural Designer needs to engage clients to collect data and synthesize information into a complete project design that meets and/or exceeds the client’s needs/program, while being the creative force within the team to assist the sales department in successful pursuits.  This individual will work with an Architect to develop a clear understanding of how the built environments affect the end users.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop complete concept and proposal documents
  • Ability to participate in presentations to clients
  • Operation of CAD program(s)
  • Excellent graphic communication
  • Assist in preparation of concept plan set that may include; site plans, floor plans, elevations, design sections and other items necessary to convey the design intent
  • Research municipal requirements including; zoning, setback, landscape, lighting, parking easements, design standards, construction materials, allowable heights and area, signage and fire protection and alarms
  • Knowledgeable in detailing to ensure appropriate design solutions
  • Ability to sketch on paper as well as computer

Required Knowledge:

  • Current State of Wisconsin and local codes
  • Design/build process, Architecture/Design principles
  • Construction types and techniques
  • Building materials
  • Building systems – structural, MEP, site analysis
  • Relationship between the design process and the construction process
  • Concept of value engineering from the initial design concept while still creating design excellence
  • Current drawing standards
  • MSI General’s current Master Specification requirements
  • Sketch up software

Qualifications:

  • BA Architecture
  • 1-2 years experience

Required Credentials/Certifications:

  • Pursuing registration and participating in IDP to acquire State of Wisconsin Registration

Architect

MSI General is seeking an Architect to join our team! We are one of the first fully integrated design/build construction firms in Wisconsin, with over 60 years of continuous profitability delivering excellence in design, estimating, and construction management.  This position focuses a great deal of attention upon accurate results. Clear, concise communication to internal team and external clients is required. Orientation will be to accomplish goals through systems and controls, which will be guided with calculated care. Ideas will be worked out in a creative, thorough and accurate manner.

The Architect at MSI General is responsible for overall project design implementation, concepts and objectives.  This individual needs to work with an Architectural Designer to assist in completing a building that meets and/or exceeds the client’s needs/program.  The Architect also needs to develop a clear understanding of how the built environments affect the end users.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop complete proposal and construction documents
  • Prepare plan sets that include; site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, details sections, and other items as necessary to convey the design intent
  • Research municipal requirements including; zoning, setback, landscape, lighting, parking, easements, design standards, construction materials, allowable heights and area, signage and fire protection and alarms
  • Ability to participate in presentation to clients
  • Operation of MSI General’s current CAD program(s)
  • Graphic communication
  • Excellent communication skills, being a confident communicator in large and small groups
  • Ability to convey ideas in a variety of ways and settings
  • Competence in detailing
  • Ability to work in teams, while sometimes acting as the team leader
  • Ability to sketch on paper as well as a computer

Required Knowledge:

  • Current State of Wisconsin and local codes
  • Design/build process, Architecture/Design principles
  • Construction types and techniques
  • Building materials
  • Relationship between the design process and the construction process
  • Building systems – Structural, MEP, site analysis
  • Concept of value engineering from the initial design concept while still creating design excellence
  • Current drawing standards
  • MSI General’s current Master Specification requirements

Qualifications Required:

  • BA Architecture
  • 3-7 years experience

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Master of Architecture
  • 7-12 years experience
  • LEED AP or pursuing certification

Required Credentials/Certifications:

  • State of Wisconsin Registration as an Architect
  • Member American Institute of Architects
  • Participation in AIA activities to earn required 18 CEU’s per year

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