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Assistant Architect - Life Science & Technology - Chicago

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Burns & McDonnell


26d ago

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  • You need a Bachelor's or Master's in Architecture, internship experience, design skills, computer proficiency, problem-solving ability, leadership qualities, and legal authorization to work in the US. Make sure your GPA is above 3.0.
  • You will assist in architectural design, modify production drawings, design interiors, research project data, correct drawings, assist with client presentations, and perform field inspections for a variety of building types in the Life Science & Technology sector.

Graduate Job

Architecture & Urban Planning•Chicago


  • The Assistant Architect will assist project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of project types including industrial and manufacturing facilities. The Assistant Architect will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting architectural plans according to budget constraints, environmental factors or client needs.


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture from an accredited program.
  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience.
  • Portfolio demonstrating design and graphic presentation skills is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge in standard architectural techniques, principles and procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.
  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Basic software and computer skills required including, BIM (Revit), Adobe Suites and 3D Rendering Programs.
  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.
  • Involvement on campus or in the community preferred.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently (i.e., without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship) in the country where this position is located.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Architecture & Urban Planning


  • Assists in the architectural design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion.
  • Assists with modifying and reviewing production drawings for a variety of building types.
  • Assists in designing interiors based on client vision and architectural needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers.
  • Applies basic knowledge of commonly used architectural concepts, practices, codes, and procedures within the architecture industry.
  • Assists with research and complies project related data as required.
  • Assists with correcting and updating drawings provided by senior architects to ensure corrections are made within multiple software platforms.
  • Assists with client presentations, renderings and marketing collateral.
  • Assists in performing field inspections, measurements or calculations for public and private clients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complies with all policies and standards.


Work type

Full time

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