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Education Practice Leader

Job Description & Responsibilities

t. howard & associates architects, inc. (th+a) has served DFW with beautiful buildings that also dot the
national landscape. As our firm continues to grow, so does our need for skilled and passionate industry
leaders who thrive on collaboration and believe deeply in design’s ability to elevate the human
experience.

We have an immediate opening for an Education Practice Leader with a minimum of (10) years of
K-12 experience.

In this senior level position reporting directly to the President of the firm, this person will manage the
direction and strategic growth of the education practice. This thought leader for th+a will be responsible
for implementing the firm’s vision within the organization by helping establish protocol and procedures
for the education studio as well as making sure our core tenants manifest themselves in our designs.
Externally, this individual will implement th+a’s vision by providing leadership in the community, the
profession, and the firm.

th+a is a company that recognizes opportunities to improve the lives of others through our design of the
built environment, our social justice initiatives, and our search for opportunities to enhance the
wellbeing of our society. The firm is an 18-year-young multidisciplinary firm focusing on working
collaboratively to yield the best solutions for our clients. The firm believes strongly in a work/life
balance. Success in this role will depend on the individual’s ability to represent these values and apply
them both internally and externally of the firm. In addition, we expect that the candidate is capable of
creating outstanding design solutions, providing great client service as well as actively mentoring junior
staff.

Our salary ranges are competitive and we offer an excellent benefits package. Regular programming
includes THAX knowledge exchange classes, weekly lunch and learns, and monthly employee
appreciation events (such as our monthly Bring Your Dog to Work Day). Other benefits include base plus
bonuses for projects with new and existing clients, flexible schedules, half day Friday’s, employee
development programs including paid training, licensure reimbursement, paid vacation, paid holidays,
medical, dental, vision, 401K with matching employer contributions and more.
Send your resume and condensed portfolio to jobs@thaarch.com today and a brief paragraph of the
requirements you fit.

Duties include but not limited to :

  • Management of the education practice and studio team members
  • Collaboration with practice leaders of studios within the firm to advance firm growth
  • Maintaining relationships with current clients
  • Oversee the production efforts of the studio in producing high quality design and
  • documentation of educational projects
  • Advance the firm’s reputation of delivering excellence in the educational sector
  • Oversee the professional development of staff
  • Participate in presentations, client meetings, and attend other public hearings/meetings

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in architecture; MArch preferred
  • Licensed to practice in the state of Texas
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with focus in education (K-12; university work a plus)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Knowledge of rendering software a plus
  • Experience directing, mentoring, and coordinating work efforts of junior staff
  • Demonstrated experience in managing all phases and aspects of a project
  • Solution-oriented, self-motivated, and self-starting
  • Occasional travel required
  • Participation at industry conferences

 

Architectural Associate & Design Professional

Job Description & Responsibilities

t. howard & associates architects, Inc. (th+a) seeks recent graduates (1-3 years’ experience required) with interest in working with a team of well-rounded architects and designers.

th+a is a company that recognizes opportunities to improve the lives of others through our design of the built environment, our social justice initiatives, and our search for opportunities to enhance the wellbeing of our society. The firm is an 18-year-young multidisciplinary firm focusing on working collaboratively to yield the best solutions for our clients. The firm believes strongly in a work/life balance. Success in this role will depend on the individual’s ability to represent these values and apply them both internally and externally of the firm. In addition, we expect that the candidate is capable of creating outstanding design solutions, providing great client service.

Desirable traits of this position include: strong organizational skills, flexibility in multi-tasking, resourcefulness, curiosity, strong written and oral communication skills, good people skills, and the ability to work within a team structure.

Our salary ranges are competitive and we offer an excellent benefits package. Regular programming includes THAX knowledge exchange classes, weekly lunch and learns, and monthly employee appreciation events (such as our monthly Bring Your Dog to Work Day). Other benefits include base plus bonuses for projects with new and existing clients, flexible schedules, half day Friday’s, employee development programs including paid training, licensure reimbursement, paid vacation, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K with matching employer contributions and more.

Send your resume and condensed portfolio to jobs@thaarch.com today and a brief paragraph of the requirements you fit.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Develop design concept of buildings and spaces in 2D/3D, translate them into plan, elevations, sections and perspective view drawings, and create design presentations using freehand sketches, and 2D/3D modeling and rendering software, including Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max, and SketchUp
  • Assist in design and concept development requiring expedited concept development and document production
  • Analyze sketches, photographs, notes, and site survey of existing conditions & other input material to determine best approaches for completion of drawings to solve technical issues of design in relation to site conditions and building structure
  • Translate clients' functional and spatial requirements into feasible design solutions, integrating projects into site context, responsive to prevailing regulatory, environmental and economic conditions; incorporating sustainable design principles
  • Assist in organizing coordination meetings with clients and consultants
  • Coordinate with vendors to translate designs into material selection for manual presentation packages
  • Assist in coordinating to obtain approvals from clients and state and local agencies having jurisdiction over projects
  • Assist in coordinating with civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection (MEP/FP), geotechnical, environmental, lighting, landscape, code, traffic, parking, zoning, signage, acoustic, sustainability, security, food service/kitchen, curtain wall, façade maintenance, vertical transportation, waste management and structural consultants to incorporate building systems into unified design and preparation of project drawings and specifications
  • Assist in coordinating project data and transmission of electronic communications
  • Assist in the preparation of oral and written presentations on the design and production of projects; assist in the presentation and explanation of proposals, reports and findings
  • Attend internal meetings to ensure design specifications are coordinated with drawings

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in archi
  • Licensed to practice in the state of Texas
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with focus in education (K-12; university work a plus)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Knowledge of rendering software a plus
  • Experience directing, mentoring, and coordinating work efforts of junior staff
  • Demonstrated experience in managing all phases and aspects of a project
  • Solution-oriented, self-motivated, and self-starting
  • Occasional travel required

Send resume/inquiries to jobs@thaarch.com