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Architectural Designer (full-time)

About us:

Able City’s mission-driven team integrates planning, architecture, economic development, and civic engagement to set virtuous cycles of community-building in motion.

 

Able City teams with citizens to help them define quality of life improvements and develop corresponding methodologies, planning, and design solutions. We have a passionate office culture centered around the principle of shared value.

 

 

Architectural Designer  (full-time)

Location:

San Antonio, Laredo, or McAllen, TX

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to architectural design deliverables in various platforms and media formats
  • Develop construction documents with a high degree of autonomy in collaboration with the project team
  • Research and report on design and construction materials and methods

 

Requirements:

  • 0-5 years experience
  • BArch and/or Master in Architecture
  • Excellent BIM skills
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and other post process and presentation graphic software
  • Ability to work with a diverse team
  • Detail-oriented and technical, yet experienced enough to see the big picture
  • Experienced, self-directed professional
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with solid writing and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to be mentored by senior staff and provide mentorship to less experienced staff
  • Ability to be flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing project requirements and deadlines
  • Ability to apply passion and enthusiasm for design in a collaborative and progressive team-oriented work environment

Salary range: $42,000-$54,000, commensurate with experience

Contact information 

Mario A. Pena  |  mario@able.city  |  www.able.city

Production and QAQC Director

About us: Able City’s mission-driven team integrates planning, architecture, economic development, and civic engagement to set virtuous cycles of community-building in motion.

Able City teams with citizens to help them define quality of life improvements and develop corresponding methodologies, planning, and design solutions. We have a passionate office culture centered around the principle of shared value.

 

Production and QAQC director (full-time)

 

Location:

San Antonio, Laredo, or McAllen, TX

 

Description 

Our projects focus on architecture types that support “able cities” such as learning environments, civic spaces, historic buildings, sacred places, and a variety of commercial and industrial facilities.

 

Following the formalization of our procedures and manual, we are looking for an experienced and detail-oriented design professional to implement our QAQC procedures. This architecture design leader will work with our team of principals and project managers to maintain excellence in quality, coordination, and accuracy in our drawing sets. Implementation will include ongoing systems-level analysis of the procedures and monitoring for development. Applicants should enjoy coaching design staff through protocol and be looking to fulfill a mentorship role

 

Responsibilities

  • Implement QAQC protocols and procedures, and train senior staff accordingly
  • Oversee continual implementation of QAQC protocols and procedure
  • Review design and documentation, and train staff accordingly
  • Host QAQC workshops at milestones on projects across the company
  • Provide design direction on details for the production team
  • Collaborate with the team of consultants to prepare the project’s systems prior to its transition to the production team 
  • Help evaluate current processes and personnel’s performance against desired levels
  • Assist in researching appropriate jurisdictional code requirements in the cities in which we work

Skills

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of QAQC procedures and processes
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills
  • Practice responding to and enhancing the urban environment; interest in using an integrated design approach to produce community value
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and technical, yet experienced enough to see the big picture
  • Experienced, self-directed professional
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with solid writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet quality, schedule, and budget expectations
  • Ability to be flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing project requirements and deadlines
  • Ability to apply passion and enthusiasm for design in a collaborative and progressive team-oriented work environment

Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience as an Architect or Architectural Designer, license strongly preferred
  • BArch or Master’s degree in Architecture

 

Contact information 

Mario A. Pena  |  mario@able.city  |  www.able.city

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